California State Parks "Golden Poppy" Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass

Golden Poppy Pass

The popular "Golden Poppy" Annual Pass priced at $125, includes many of the premiere "destination" parks in the redwood region, and most of the state reservoirs.  Parks like Julia Pfeiffer Burns and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on the Monterey coast are included along with coastal units in San Luis Obispo and the Channel Coast area. 

The Golden Poppy Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass is valid for 12 months from the month purchased.  This pass does not provide access to State Vehicular Recreation Areas (i.e.g designated off-highway vehicle trails and/or open areas), is not valid at the high demand Southern California beaches, is not valid for camping, boat use fees, oversized vehicle fees, additional/extra vehicle fees, sanitation disposal use, or other supplemental fees, and is valid only in parks operated by California State Parks. Admittance and use subject to available space.  The pass (photocopies not accepted) must be presented at entrance station and displayed on the rearview mirror or vehicle dashboard (as applicable) when visiting state parks that honor this pass; proof of purchase not accepted for entry.  View the Golden Poppy Annual Pass Terms and Conditions and complete list of parks accepting and not accepting the pass.

To purchase a Golden Poppy Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass, please visit us at the California State Parks Store.  Passes are also available for purchase at many units of the California State Park System (please contact in advance to ensure availability).

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For general questions on pass use, email

Note: Lost or stolen passes cannot be replaced and no refunds can be issued