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Hey, kids,
come have some fun in California’s state parks!

With 280 parks, there are many ways for you, your family and friends to enjoy the outdoors: Have a blast swimming in a lake, playing on the beach, hiking or camping in the woods, exploring exciting Wild West towns, discovering historical places, learning about California’s tribal communities and more!

The links below can help you and your parents plan your outdoor adventures. We’ve included activities you can do in the parks or at home, and, most importantly, they will help you learn why state parks are valuable and why it is important for all of us to protect them. Below you will also find safety tips as we want you to recreate responsibly when having fun in the outdoors.

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Summer Programs


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Our Environment

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Recreate Responsibly