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New Date Set for Public Meeting on Preferred Alternative Site Design for Kings Beach State Recreation Area

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) are holding a public meeting to solicit comments on an effort to upgrade recreational facilities at Kings Beach State Recreation Area (Kings Beach SRA). The original date, scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2017, has been rescheduled to February 2, 2017. Some of the proposed enhancements would be made to the pier, playground, restrooms, picnic areas, boat ramp and parking area. The effort reflects an approach by DPR and the Conservancy to renovate Kings Beach SRA over the next 20 or more years.

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North Grove Trail Partially Open at Calaveras Big Trees State Park through the Weekend

A portion of the North Grove Trail in Calaveras Big Trees State Park reopened this morning. Visitors will have limited access to the fallen Pioneer Cabin Tree as well as the Big Stump, but the remainder of the trail is closed. The storms over the last week have created a public safety concern for visitors on several areas of the trail as limbs have fallen and debris continues to run through small streams.

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California State Parks Invites Outdoor Enthusiasts to Enjoy the Winter Season Safely

California State Parks reminds outdoor enthusiasts that winter recreation can be hazardous. Every year, thousands of individuals and families enjoy California’s winter season by playing in the snow, fishing, walking/hiking a trail, boating, off-highway recreation or visiting historical sites. The recent winter storms have changed the state’s outdoor landscape with snow in many higher elevation areas and many of our waterways have more water. While many may be eager to enjoy this new landscape, the department reminds outdoor enthusiasts to properly plan for their outings by checking road conditions, site destination availability, the weather, and by enjoying the outdoors safely with everyone.

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California State Parks Invites the Public to Kick-Off the New Year with a First Day Hike

This New Year’s Day 2017, California State Parks will participate in the 5th Annual First Day Hikes at 50 parks across the state. This national-led effort encourages people to experience the beautiful natural and cultural resources found in the outdoors with a seasoned guide so that they may be inspired to take advantage of these treasures throughout the year.

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California State Park Organizations Invite You to Skip the Lines and Go Green on Black Friday

116 State Park Destinations Will Be Offering A Limited Number of Free Day-Use Passes

Save the Redwoods League, California State Parks and the California State Parks Foundation have collaborated to create #GreenFriday, a new Thanksgiving tradition that promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of California’s magnificent state parks. Thanks to the support of members and donors from Save the Redwoods and the California State Park Foundation, more than 13,000 free vehicle day-use passes will be available to visitors for use at one of the 116 participating state parks. The passes will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and cover day-use admission and parking fees. Some of the parks include Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and Bolsa Chica State Beach.

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California State Parks and REI Invite You to "Invent Your Adventure" over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

California State Parks and Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) invite the public to “Invent Your Adventure” over the Thanksgiving holiday by participating in a photo contest.  The contest will take place exclusively on the Instagram accounts of California State Parks and/or the seven participating state parks. REI is directly awarding one $100 gift card per participating park to the most creative participants who complete all steps of the photo contest. 

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DBW Expands Herbicide Treatment in the Delta for Egeria densa

Continuing the effort to control invasive aquatic plants in the Delta, California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will begin treating Egeria densa in the Bethel Island region starting July 11 through November 4, 2016. DBW will concurrently be treating curly-leaf pondweed as well.

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Boating Safety Patrols Increased This Weekend for “Operation Dry Water”

This weekend, many law enforcement agencies across the nation and in California will be out in force on waterways looking for drunken boat operators. This heightened vigilance, known as Operation Dry Water, is part of a national effort to change the cultural acceptance of drinking and boating, and raise awareness that boaters can have safe and fun recreational boating experiences without the use of alcohol and/or drugs. California will also emphasize the dangers that drunken passengers face. 

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Hearst Castle Launches Reimagined Mobile App

Launching today on the Apple App Store is Hearst Castle’s completely reimagined mobile app. The groundbreaking app features a breathtaking 3D map of the estate, support for iPads, and new content from Hearst Castle’s State Historian, Victoria Kastner.

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Malakoff Diggins SHP Celebrates 50 years

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, site of the California’s largest hydraulic mine, celebrates its 50th anniversary as a state park on Saturday, June 11. The anniversary will be celebrated during Humbug Days, an annual living history day commemorating the park’s historic gold rush past.

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