Access for Visitors with Disabilities
Planning your visit
One of the core values at California State Parks is cultural diversity and accessibility. We believe in the right of all Californians, including persons with disabilities, to have access to recreational opportunities, and enjoy the cultural, historic, and natural resources found in our state parks.
This website is designed to assist you plan your visit to a California State park. Each park unit has a web page that includes an accessibility link with information about accessible features. In addition, you can access the Accessible Features in State Parks Search Page by clicking on the image below (best viewed in Internet Explorer):
What you can expect
Accessibility improvements are ongoing at California State Parks. Many of our park units have facilities such as restrooms, campsites, and visitor centers that are designated accessible. In some cases, these facilities were accessible when constructed but may not meet all current building and access codes. Each park unit's accessible features web page includes descriptions of the accessible facilities and explains deviations from the most current accessible standards.
California State parks can be quite different from commercial or even city or county recreational facilities. State Parks are often created around special, sometimes remote, natural or cultural resources that allow us to escape our everyday lives and refresh our spirits. Rustic campgrounds, winding trails occasionally invaded by tree roots, isolated beaches with limited amenities, and wind-whipped ghost towns challenge our spirit of adventure. We welcome all who seek the diverse adventures our parks offer. Please be realistic about your needs, and plan ahead to help ensure an enjoyable visit.
US Department of Justice
US Access Board
National Center on Accessibility
A Wheelchair Rider's Guide to the CA Coast
For information about access for people
with disabilities, or for alternate format web text please contact:
CA State Parks Accessibility Section
For accessibility comments or complaints please visit:
CA State Parks Human Rights Office
CA Relay Service
With TTY 888-877-5378
Without TTY 711