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    Google Street View Treks
    Thanks to a partnership between California State Parks and Google Maps, you can now visit many of our beautiful
    parks right from your computer, tablet, or smart phone
  • Bodie State Historic Park Banner
    Bodie State Historic Park
    Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted
    streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people.
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    Fall Hikes
    Fall is a great time to discover the beauty and variety of California State Parks - with fewer visitors and
    cooler weather.
  • Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
    Mono Lake Tufa SNR
    Mono Lake is a majestic body of water covering about 65 square miles. It is an ancient lake, over 1 million
    years old -- one of the oldest lakes in North America. It has no outlet.
  • 150th Anniversary Banner
    1864 - 2014
    Commemorating 150 Years
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
    The park stretches from the Big Sur coastline into nearby 3,000-foot ridges. It features redwood,
    tan oak, madrone,chaparral, and an 80-foot waterfall that drops from granite cliffs into the ocean.
  • Emerald Bay SP Banner
    Emerald Bay State Park
    A National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier
    carved granite.
  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP Banner
    Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP
    The mixed understory includes tanoak, madrone, red alder, big leaf maple, and California bay.
    Ground cover is dense with a wide range of species.
  • Heast Castle SHP Banner
    Hearst San Simeon SHM
    La Cuesta Encantada, "The Enchanted Hill" high above the ocean at San Simeon, was the creation of two
    extraordinary individuals, William Randolph Hearst and architect Julia Morgan.
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Upcoming Park Events

  • 26 Oct

    The Creepy Crawlies of Rancho del Oso

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2 pm Face your fears of the creepy crawlies, as docent Diane Shaw shares her love of snakes, bats, dark forests and the scary things that go bump in the night. She will s ... ... Read More

    26 Oct

    Bridgeport Fall Festival

    From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enjoy Hayrides, Gold Panning, Barn Tours, Children's Games and Crafts, Pumpkin Painting, Blacksmith and Composting Demonstrations, Live Birds and much, much more. Admission t ... ... Read More

    31 Oct

    Halloween

    Let Old Town San Diego State Historic Park satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween. Enjoy trick-or-treating, special holiday treats & activities, and extended shopping hours at all the stores in t ... ... Read More

    1 Nov

    Día de los Muertos

    Take a tour of historic and modern Día de los Muertos altars around the park or you could honor a loved one by drawing a chalk gravestone on San Diego Avenue. ... Read More

  • 1 Nov

    Ano Nuevo State Park Coastal Geology Walk

    Saturday November 1 at 1 pm Looking for an exciting place to explore the unique geology of California Central Coast? Take a docent led walk from the old Steele Ranch to picturesque Cove Beach where ... ... Read More

    15 Nov

    142nd Pigeon Point Lighthouse Anniversary

    142nd Anniversary - Daytime Celebration and Special Sunset Event 10 am to 6 pm (no lighting) Join California State Parks and the Coastside State Parks Association for a day-long celebration of t ... ... Read More

    5 Dec

    Columbia SHP - 31st Annual Lamplight Tours

    Time; beginning around 6:00 pm and running every 15 minutes Take a walk through Columbia on a lamplight-led tour by our costumed volunteers! Follow your guide from venue to venue and watch the pla ... ... Read More



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