California State Park Passes

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Are you a frequent visitor to a favorite state park or love to sample the beauty of the state from north to south? A California State Parks Pass may be for you. Our park passes offer something for everyone and make great gifts throughout the year, including free passes for fourth graders, CalWORKs families, Supplemental Security Income recipients, and distinguished veterans. We invite you to explore this webpage and find the right pass for you.

Below you will find key resources and a list of the available passes.


Available Passes

Note for all passes: A lost or damaged pass may be replaced only through reapplication and no refunds can be issued.


NEW Pilot Programs

  • California State Parks Adventure Pass (free): This new pass provides free entry for fourth graders and their families at 19 select state parks throughout the state.
  • California State Parks Library Pass (free): [Program will launch in April 2022.] A new pilot collaboration between State Parks and California State Libraries will provide free passes to every public library throughout the state. Library patrons can check these out and use them for free vehicle day-use access to parks across the state. 

Annual Passes

Discount Passes


For questions or more information, please contact the Park Pass Sales Office via email at