A park's general plan directs the long-range development and management of the park by providing broad policy and program guidance. This guidance is essential to the department's managers and staff, and is of value to those organizations and individuals who have an interest in California State Parks. A state park must have an approved general plan before any major park facilities can be developed.

The purpose and requirements for these general plan documents and the process for their preparation are outlined in the department’s Planning Handbook.

General Plans, Management Plans, and Classification Actions - In Progress
The General Plans, Management Plans, and Classification Actions In Progress page provides information on general plans, general plan amendments, and management plans currently being prepared, including resource inventory information, classification actions, the planning process, and public participation opportunities. 

General Plans –  Approved
Most approved general plans and general plan amendments are available for viewing or downloading as PDFs on the links below, in alphabetical order by park name. Note: Some approved general plans are not yet available on this website. If you don't find a plan for the park you are interested in, please contact the Planning Division for assistance.

• A to Az
• B to Cal
• Can to Colum
• Colus to Fort H
• Fort O to He
• Ho to Lake P
• Lake V to Mari
• Mars to Mount S
• Mount T to Pig
• Pío to Re
• Ri to San P
• Sant to Sun
• Sut to Wea
• Wes to Z