General Plans and Classification Actions

The park general plan directs the long-range development and management of a park by providing broad policy and program guidance. This guidance is essential to the Department's managers and its staff, and is of value to those organizations and individuals who have an interest in California State Parks. A California State Park must have an approved general plan before any major park facilities can be developed.

The purpose and requirements for these general plan documents and the process for their preparation are outlined in the department’s Planning Handbook.

General Plans and Classification Actions In Progress
The General Plans and Classification Actions In Progress page provides information on general plans and general plan amendments currently being prepared, including resource inventory information, classification actions, the planning process, and public participation opportunities. 

Approved General Plans – Alphabetical Listing
Most approved California State Park general plans and general plan amendments are available for viewing or downloading as PDFs on the links below, in order by park name. Note: Some approved general plans are not yet available on this website.   If you don't find a plan for the park you are interested in, please contact the General Plan Section for assistance.

• A to Az
• B to Cal
• Can to Colum
• Colus to Fort H
• Fort O to He
• Ho to Lake P
• Lake V to Mari
• Mars to Mount S
• Mount T to Pig 
• Pio to Re
• Ri to San S
• Sant to Sun
• Sut to Wea
• Wes to Z




 

California State Parks
Planning Section
P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 
94296-0001
Phone: (916) 445-8870
email: generalplan@parks.ca.gov