Our Mission. To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
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Upcoming Park Events
All aboard for Halloween fun! For three weekends beginning in mid-October, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation will once again offer engaging and enterta ... ... Read More
See the stars this summer at Calaveras Big Tree SP scenic overlook.
See the Stars Flyer (pdf) ... Read More
Lake Oroville Visitor Center Presents:
Harvest Festival, Games cake walk, raffle. food and fun
11:00am-3:00pm ... Read More
Saturday, October 17 at 1 pm
How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archeological process from the dig to the display, and participate in hands-on activities to discover th ... ... Read More
Sunday, October 18 at 1 pm
A special walk for Halloween! We will examine some forest creatures and their habitat. We will ask questions like, "What lives in all of the little holes in the ... ... Read More
A Special Event!
Sunday, October 18 from 2 to 4 pm
Bears in Big Basin? Unravel the truth and natural history of the California Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos californicus) wi ... ... Read More
California State Parks, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort are pleased to present “The Haunted Fort” lantern-lit tours for those looking for something ghoulishly uni ... ... Read More
An Annual Special Event!
Saturday, October 24 at 6:30 pm
Experience the haunted tale of Big Basin’s last lumber mill owner and his fateful encounter with a grizzly bear! Celebrate t ... ... Read More
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