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California’s First Maritime Heritage Trail Opens at Emerald Bay Underwater Park in Lake Tahoe

Monday, October 1, 2018

California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation are proud to debut California’s first maritime heritage underwater trail devoted to showcasing Lake Tahoe’s historic recreational watercraft and barges that now rest below the surface of Emerald Bay. Starting today, October 1, scuba divers can explore three newly revealed dive sites under Emerald Bay in addition to the Barge Dive Site established in 1998. The new Emerald Bay Maritime Heritage Trail (Emerald Bay Underwater Trail) is the first of its kind in California. 

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Lake Oroville SRA

DWR and California State Parks Offer Free Day Use and Boat Launching at Lake Oroville SRA on Select Days This Summer

Friday, May 11, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and California State Parks today announced free day use and boat launching at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area on select days each month this summer. Fees for these activities will be waived to all visitors on the following days: May 17-18, June 7-8, July 5-6, August 2-3 and September 6-7.


California State Parks Announces $10M for Local Park Projects

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Parks today announced the selection of 39 local park projects that will receive grants totaling $10 million from the California Outdoor Environmental Education Facilities Grant Program. This one-time competitive program, funded by the 2002 Resources Bond Act (Proposition 40), provides assistance to local agencies and community-based organizations for the development of outdoor environmental education facilities.


Kings Beach SRA

Kings Beach State Recreation Area General Plan Released for Public Comment

Monday, May 7, 2018 | View PDF

NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – California State Parks and the California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) seek public input on the future of Kings Beach State Recreation Area (Kings Beach SRA). Over the next 20 years, the public entities would like to add new facilities such as an outdoor event stage, lakeside promenade and small administration building. There is also a proposal to relocate the pier, playground, picnic areas and basketball court, and modify the restrooms and parking areas. The current boat ramp would be replaced with a smaller, non-motorized lake access point. The deadline to submit feedback on the proposed project is June 29, 2018.


Hearst San Simeon SHM

Hearst Castle Visitor Center to Install Solar Canopy in Parking Lot

Monday, April 23, 2018 | View PDF

SAN SIMEON, Calif. — California State Parks announced today a project to install a 85,000 square foot photo voltaic canopy (solar panel array) over the visitor center’s parking lot below the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument. This project, which will begin on Tuesday, April 24, represents the department’s commitment to protect the environment and fight climate change.


Save the Redwoods League, National Park Service and California State Parks Unite to Bring Back Ancient Redwood Forest on the North Coast of California

Monday, April 16, 2018 | View PDF

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.  – Save the Redwoods League (League), the National Park Service (NPS) and California State Parks (State Parks) today announced a new commitment to heal previously-harvested redwood forests through a collaboration known as Redwoods Rising. One of the goals in the coming decades is to bring back stands of towering coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) on 40,000 acres of public lands in Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP). Redwoods Rising creates an unprecedented level of collaboration between these three organizations to restore the redwood forests and ensure the parks’ entire 120,000 acres exist as a connected forest ecosystem and a thriving landscape that supports and protects the natural and cultural treasures found there.


Division of Boating and Waterways

Free Oil Spill Response Communication Seminars for Marinas and Yacht Club Operators

Monday, April 9, 2018 | View PDF

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways invites marinas and yacht club operators to attend two free seminars, one in the Bay Area and one in the Delta, to learn about proper communication techniques when responding to an oil spill. These techniques will prepare them in the event of an actual incident. The seminars are set for May 8, 2018 in Vallejo and May 17, 2018 in McClellan.


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