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California State Park Adventure Pass Expands to 54 Participating Parks for All California Fourth Graders and Teachers

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Get your pass now and start exploring the outdoors for free!

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, California State Parks, in partnership with First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the California Natural Resources Agency, is expanding its popular California State Park Adventure Pass from 19 select state parks to 54. The pilot program, currently in its third year, allows California fourth graders and fourth-grade teachers free admission to participating parks until Aug. 31, 2024. The public can find a park near them at parks.ca.gov/AdventurePass.

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Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria and California State Parks Formalize Partnership to Cooperate on the Protection of Tribe’s Ancestral Homelands

Friday, November 3, 2023

California State Parks and the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria (Bear River) formalized their relationship earlier this week to cooperate on the protection, preservation, and interpretation of parks that lie within Bear River’s ancestral homelands in the North Coast Redwoods District of State Parks.

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Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA, Hungry Valley SVRA, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation, Carnegie SVRA, Hollister Hills SVRA, Clay Pit SVRA, Heber Dunes SVRA, Oceano Dunes SVRA, Ocotillo Wells SVRA, Prairie City SVRA

California State Parks Encourages Off-Highway Vehicle Enthusiasts to ‘Be Off-Road Heroes’ During OHV Safety Week November 11 to 19

Friday, November 3, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division and partners are proud to announce the upcoming fall OHV Safety Week, taking place from November 11 to 19. This semiannual event promotes safe and responsible off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation across California's dedicated OHV public lands. This year’s theme is “Be the Off-Road Hero,” and OHV enthusiasts can be heroes by following safety protocols and protecting the state’s natural resources.

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‘The Orphans’ at Calaveras Big Trees State Park Are Alive and No Longer Stand Alone

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

California State Parks today announced that the two monarch giant sequoias known as “The Orphans” at Calaveras Big Trees State Park are alive and no longer stand alone. The sequoias were damaged during a prescribed burn in the park’s North Grove area last fall. Several scientists visited The Orphans on Thursday, October 5, and observed that they are alive and thousands of giant sequoia seedlings now surround them.

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Angel Island SP, Colonel Allensworth SHP, Marshall Gold Discovery SHP, Fort Tejon SHP, Sutter's Fort SHP, William B. Ide Adobe SHP, El Presidio de Santa Barbara SHP, Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA, Pismo SB, Torrey Pines SB

California State Parks Welcomes Military Community with Free Admission to 144 Park Units in Honor of Veterans Day

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— In celebrating the service of U.S. military veterans, California State Parks is offering free admission to 144 select state parks on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023.

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California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League and Waddell Creek Association Open New Rancho del Oso Welcome Center at Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Monday, October 30, 2023

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.—California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, and Waddell Creek Association today announced the opening of the new Rancho del Oso Welcome Center, a gateway to the western coastal side of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The new welcome center facility and adjacent public campground will greet visitors to California’s oldest state park and largest expanse of old-growth coast redwoods south of San Francisco. The park has had limited access since the 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fires. 

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California State Historical Resources Commission to Consider 14 Properties for Action at November 3 Meeting

Monday, October 30, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—The California State Historical Resources Commission (Commission) will consider nine nominations, from a small schoolhouse in rural Sierra County to the world-famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, for federal historic designation; the removal of two properties from federal designation due to their destruction by wildfire; and three nominations for state historic designation.

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D.L. Bliss State Park to Remain Closed through Summer 2024 for Waterline Replacement Project

Friday, October 27, 2023

California State Parks today announced that D.L. Bliss State Park in the Lake Tahoe Basin will remain temporarily closed through summer 2024. Contract work to replace aging waterlines at the park is ongoing and expected to be completed next year. Work will resume after the snow melts in the spring and is anticipated to continue through summer 2024.

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California State Parks and Partners Launch ‘Arts in California Parks’ Program

Thursday, October 26, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks today announced the launch of a new program, Arts in California Parks, to help make California’s parks more inclusive and welcoming. Through this new program, artists, culture bearers, and California Native American tribes will be eligible to receive funding to create artwork throughout state and local parks. The public is invited to chime in on the development of the program through a survey at ArtsinCaliforniaParks.org, and to participate as visitors or collaborators.

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