California State Parks GIS Data

California State Parks generates eight GIS datasets for public use. These datasets include: Park Boundaries, Routes, Buildings, Structures, Day Use Areas, Camping Areas, Parking Areas, and Park Entry Points. These datasets are available in two versions:

  • Spatial files for download, updated monthly
  • Live feature services for export and download or integration in mapping applications, updated monthly

For any questions about the data provided or the allowed uses please contact the California State Parks Enterpirses GIS Program at: geodata@parks.ca.gov.

California State Parks generates eight GIS datasets for public use. These datasets include: Park Boundaries, Routes, Buildings, Structures, Day Use Areas, Camping Areas, Parking Areas, and Park Entry Points. These layers are available below in three formats: ESRI Shapefile (.shp), ESRI File Geodatabse (.gdb), and Google KML (.kml). These file downloads are updated monthly.

Dataset NameESRI ShapefileESRI File GeodatabseGoogle KMLLast Updated
polygon   Park Boundaries AGOL ParkBoundaries.zip ParkBoundaries.gdb ParkBoundaries.kml April 2020
line   Park Routes RecreationalRoutes.zip RecreationalRoutes.gdb RecreationalRoutes.kml
(temporarily unavailable)
April 2020
points   Buildings Buildings.zip Buildings.gdb Buildings.kml April 2020
points   Structures Structures.zip Structures.gdb Structures.kml April 2020
points   PicnicGrounds PicnicGrounds.zip PicnicGrounds.gdb PicnicGrounds.kml April 2020
points   Campgrounds Campgrounds.zip Campgrounds.gdb Campgrounds.kml April 2020
points   Parking ParkingPoints.zip ParkingPoints.gdb ParkingPoints.kml April 2020
points   Park Entry Points ParkEntryPoints.zip ParkEntryPoints.gdb ParkEntryPoints.kml April 2020

Adminstrative Boundary Data

As part of California State Parks' Public Data are the deparment's administrative boundaries. State Park Units are organized into sectors, within districts, within a field divison. There are four field divisions, twenty-one districts, and sixty-seven sectors.

Dataset NameESRI ShapefileESRI File GeodatabseGoogle KMLLast Updated
points   Field Divisions Field_Divisions.zip AdministrativeBoundaries.gdb.zip Field_Divisions.kml.zip July 2019
points   Districts Districts.zip AdministrativeBoundaries.gdb.zip Districts.kml.zip July 2019
points   Sectors Sectors.zip AdminstrativeBoundaries.gdb.zip Sectors.kml.zip July 2019

Data License


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These datasets and materials (“Materials”) have been developed by the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation (“DPR”) for uses beneficial to DPR and as a public service to enhance open government, transparency and accountability. DPR is also known as California State Parks (“CSP”).
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TERMS OF USE

All materials contained herein are protected by the United States Copyright Law, may not be sold or altered, and must be attributed to CSP. These Materials are intended for free distribution for personal or public sector use. Commercial uses of these Materials must be approved by CSP in advance, contact geodata@parks.ca.gov for permission.

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California State Parks generates eight GIS datasets for public use. These datasets include: Park Boundaries, Routes, Buildings, Structures, Day Use Areas, Camping Areas, Parking Areas, and Park Entry Points, they are updated monthly. These layers are available through ArcGIS Online below and the California State Geoportal.