The California State Library Parks Pass offers vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state park units operated by State Parks to library-card holders. California public library-card holders can check out the vehicle day-use pass at their local public library. The California State Library Parks Pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway-licensed motorcycle.

The pass will not be honored at state park units operated by federal or local government and private agencies or concessionaires, and does not provide access to state vehicular recreation areas (off-highway vehicle parks) or for per-person entry or tour fees (such as at the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument).

Nonparticipating parks

Angel Island State Park (SP)
Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park (SHP)
Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland SP
Bodie SHP
California State Mining and Mineral Museum Park Property (PP)
California State Railroad Museum Point of Interest
Cambria State Marine Park (SMP)
Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA)
Castaic Lake State Recreation Area (SRA)
Cayucos State Beach (SB)
Clay Pit SVRA
Corona del Mar SB
Dockweiler SB
Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA
El Presidio de Santa Barbara SHP
Empire Mine SHP
Fort Tejon SHP
Governor’s Mansion SHP
Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
Heber Dunes SVRA
Hollister Hills SVRA
Hungry Valley SVRA
Lake Del Valle SRA
Lake Valley SRA
Leland Stanford Mansion SHP
Leucadia SB
Limekiln SP
Los Encinos SHP
Marconi Conference Center SHP
Marsh Creek SHP

Martial Cottle Park SRA
Monterey SHP
Moonlight SB
Oceano Dunes SVRA
Ocotillo Wells SVRA
Pacifica SB
Petaluma Adobe SHP
Pío Pico SHP
Placerita Canyon SP
Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP
Point Dume SB
Point Sur SHP
Prairie City SVRA
Railtown 1897 SHP
Robert W. Crown Memorial SB
San Bruno Mountain SP
Santa Monica SB
Santa Susana Pass SHP
Shasta SHP
Sonoma SHP
State Indian Museum SHP
Sutter Buttes SP
Sutter’s Fort SHP
Tomo-Kahni SHP
Twin Lakes SB
Wassama Round House SHP
Watts Towers of Simon Rodia SHP
Weaverville Joss House SHP
Will Rogers SB
Will Rogers SHP
Woodland Opera House SHP

Participating parks (by county)

POI = Point of Interest
SB = State Beach
SHM = State Historical Monument
SHP = State Historic Park
SMP = State Marine Park
SMR = State Marine Reserve
SNR = State Natural Reserve
SP = State Park
SP SS = State Park State Seashore
SRA = State Recreation Area
SVRA = State Vehicular Recreation Area
WC = Wayside Campground


  • Albany SMR (also in Contra Costa)
  • Bethany Reservoir SRA
  • Emeryville Crescent SMR (also in Contra Costa)
  • McLaughlin Eastshore SP SS (also in Contra Costa)
  • Grover Hot Springs SP


  • Indian Grinding Rock SHP


  • Bidwell Mansion SHP
  • Bidwell-Sacramento River SP (also in Glenn)
  • Lake Oroville SRA


  • Calaveras Big Trees SP (also in Tuolumne)


  • Colusa-Sacramento River SRA


  • Albany SMR (also in Alameda)
  • Emeryville Crescent SMR (also in Alameda)
  • Franks Tract SRA
  • McLaughlin Eastshore SP SS (also in Alameda)
  • Mount Diablo SP


  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP
  • Pelican SB
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods SP (also in Humboldt)
  • Tolowa Dunes SP


  • Auburn SRA (also in Placer)
  • D.L. Bliss SP
  • Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point SP
  • Emerald Bay SP
  • Folsom Lake SRA (also in Placer & Sacramento)
  • Marshall Gold Discovery SHP
  • Washoe Meadows SP


  • Millerton Lake SRA (also in Madera)


  • Bidwell-Sacramento River SP (also in Butte)


  • Azalea SNR
  • Benbow Lake SRA
  • Fort Humboldt SHP
  • Grizzly Creek Redwoods SP
  • Harry A. Merlo SRA
  • Humboldt Lagoon SP
  • Humboldt Redwoods SP
  • John B. Dewitt Redwoods SNR
  • Little River SB
  • Prairie Creek Redwoods SP (also in Del Norte)
  • Richardson Grove SP
  • Sinkyone Wilderness SP (also in Mendocino)
  • Sue-meg SP
  • Trinidad SB


  • Picacho SRA
  • Salton Sea SRA (also in Riverside)
  • Anza-Borrego Desert SP (also in Riverside & San Diego)


  • Red Rock Canyon SP
  • Tule Elk SNR


  • Anderson Marsh SHP
  • Clear Lake SP
  • Robert Louis Stevenson SP (also in Napa & Sonoma)


  • Antelope Valley CA Poppy Reserve SNR
  • Kenneth Hahn SRA (Baldwin Hills Overlook Only)
  • Leo Carrillo SP (also in Ventura)
  • Los Angeles SHP
  • Malibu Creek SP
  • Malibu Lagoon SB
  • Rio de LA State Park SRA
  • Robert H. Meyer Memorial SB
  • Saddleback Butte SP
  • Topanga SP
  • Verdugo Mountains Park Property


  • Millerton Lake SRA (also in Fresno)


  • China Camp SP
  • Mount Tamalpais SP
  • Olompali SHP
  • Samuel P. Taylor SP
  • Tomales Bay SP



  • Admiral William Standley SRA
  • Caspar Headlands SB
  • Caspar Headlands SNR
  • Greenwood SB
  • Hendy Woods SP
  • Jug Handle SNR
  • MacKerricher SP
  • Mailliard Redwoods SNR
  • Manchester SP
  • Mendocino Headlands SP
  • Mendocino Woodlands SP
  • Montgomery Woods SNR
  • Navarro River Redwoods SP
  • Reynolds WC
  • Russian Gulch SP
  • Schooner Gulch SB
  • Sinkyone Wilderness SP (also in Humboldt)
  • Smithe Redwoods SNR
  • Standish-Hickey SRA
  • Van Damme SP
  • Westport Union Landing SB


  • George J. Hatfield SRA
  • Great Valley Grasslands SP
  • McConnell SRA
  • Pacheco SP (also in Santa Clara)
  • San Luis Reservoir SRA


  • Mono Lake Tufa SNR


  • Andrew Molera SP
  • Asilomar SB
  • Carmel River SB
  • Fort Ord Dunes SP
  • Fremont Peak SP (also in San Benito)
  • Garrapata SP
  • Hatton Canyon Park Property
  • John Little SNR
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
  • Marina SB
  • Monterey SB
  • Moss Landing SB
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur SP
  • Point Lobos SNR
  • Salinas River SB (also in Santa Cruz)
  • Zmudowski SB (also in Santa Cruz)


  • Bale Grist Mill SHP
  • Robert Louis Stevenson SP (also in Lake & Sonoma)
  • Sugarloaf Ridge SP (also in Sonoma)
  • Bothe-Napa Valley SP (also in Sonoma)


  • Donner Memorial SP (also in Placer)
  • Malakoff Diggins SHP
  • South Yuba River SP


  • Bolsa Chica SB
  • Chino Hills SP (also in Riverside & San Bernardino)
  • Crystal Cove SP
  • Doheny SB
  • Huntington SB
  • San Clemente SB
  • San Onofre SB (also in San Diego)


  • Auburn SRA (also in El Dorado)
  • Burton Creek SP
  • Donner Memorial SP (also in Nevada)
  • Folsom Lake SRA (also in El Dorado & Sacramento)
  • Kings Beach SRA
  • Tahoe SRA
  • Ward Creek Park Property
  • Burton Creek SP
  • Donner Memorial SP (also in Nevada)
  • Folsom Lake SRA (also in El Dorado & Sacramento)
  • Kings Beach SRA
  • Tahoe SRA
  • Ward Creek Park Property


  • Plumas-Eureka SP


  • Anza-Borrego Desert SP (also in Imperial & San Diego)
  • California Citrus SHP
  • Chino Hills SP (also in Orange & San Bernardino)
  • Indio Hills Palms Park Property
  • Lake Perris SRA
  • Mount San Jacinto SP
  • Salton Sea SRA (also in Imperial)
  • San Timoteo Canyon Park Property
  • Wildwood Canyon Park Property


  • Brannan Island SRA
  • Delta Meadows Park Property
  • Folsom Lake SRA (also in El Dorado & Placer)
  • Folsom Powerhouse SHP
  • Locke Boarding House Museum POI
  • Stone Lake Park Property


  • Fremont Peak SP (also in Monterey)
  • San Juan Bautista SHP


  • Chino Hills SP (also in Orange & Riverside)
  • Providence Mountains SRA
  • Silverwood Lake SRA



  • Anza-Borrego Desert SP (also in Riverside & Imperial)
  • Border Field SP
  • Cardiff SB
  • Carlsbad SB
  • Cuyamaca Rancho SP
  • Palomar Mountain SP
  • San Elijo SB
  • San Onofre SB (also in Orange)
  • San Pasqual Battlefield SHP
  • Silver Strand SB
  • South Carlsbad SB
  • Tijuana Estuary NP POI
  • Torrey Pines SB
  • Torrey Pines SNR


  • Candlestick Point SRA


  • Caswell Memorial SP


  • Estero Bluffs SP
  • Harmony Headlands SP
  • Hearst San Simeon SP
  • Los Osos Oaks SNR
  • Montaña de Oro SP
  • Morro Bay SP
  • Morro Strand SB
  • Pismo SB


  • Año Nuevo SP
  • Bean Hollow SB
  • Big Basin Redwoods SP (also in Santa Cruz)
  • Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Park Property
  • Butano SP
  • Gray Whale Cove SB
  • Half Moon Bay SB
  • Montara SB
  • Pescadero SB
  • Pigeon Point Light Station SHP
  • Pomponio SB
  • Portola Redwoods SP
  • San Gregorio SB
  • Thornton SB
  • Castle Rock SP (also in Santa Cruz & Santa Clara)


  • Chumash Painted Cave SHP
  • El Capitán SB
  • Gaviota SP
  • La Purísima Mission SHP
  • Point Sal SB
  • Refugio SB
  • Carpinteria SB (also in Ventura)


  • Henry W. Coe SP (also in Stanislau)
  • Pacheco SP (also in Merced County)
  • Castle Rock SP (also in Santa Cruz & San Mateo)


  • Big Basin Redwoods SP (also in San Mateo)
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods SP
  • Lighthouse Field SB
  • Manresa SB
  • Natural Bridges SB
  • New Brighton SB
  • Salinas River SB (also in Monterey)
  • Santa Cruz Mission SHP
  • Seacliff SB
  • Sunset SB
  • The Forest of Nisene Marks SP
  • Wilder Ranch SP
  • Zmudowski SB (also in Monterey)
  • Castle Rock SP (also in San Mateo & Santa Clara)


  • Ahjumawi Lava Springs SP
  • Castle Crags SP
  • McArthur Burney Falls SP


  • Benicia SRA
  • Benicia Capitol SHP


  • Armstrong Redwoods SNR
  • Austin Creek SRA
  • Fort Ross SHP
  • Jack London SHP
  • Kruse Rhododendron SNR
  • Robert Louis Stevenson SP (also in Lake & Napa)
  • Salt Point SP
  • Sonoma Coast SP
  • Sugarloaf Ridge SP (also in Napa)
  • Trione-Annadel SP
  • Bothe-Napa Valley SP (also in Napa)


  • Henry W. Coe SP (also in Santa Clara)
  • Turlock Lake SRA


  • William B. Ide Adobe SHP
  • Woodson Bridge SRA


  • Colonel Allensworth SHP


  • Columbia SHP
  • Calaveras Big Trees SP (also in Calaveras)


  • Carpinteria SB (also in Santa Barbara)
  • Emma Wood SB
  • Leo Carrillo SP (also in Los Angeles)
  • Mandalay SB
  • McGrath SB
  • Point Mugu SP
  • San Buenaventura SB