8am-5pm 7 Days a Week
8am-7pm Saturday, Sunday
The Visitor Center open
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
California Citrus State Historic Park
Driving Directions to California Citrus SHP
Camping and Lodging
Online reservations are not available, please call the park for further options.
Brochures and Campground Maps
Upcoming Park Events
No events scheduled at this moment.
Because we are not having concerts this year, we are having a low key alternative program. Rangers will be conducting 3 “Urban Campfire Programs” this summer. The dates are June 27, July 25, and August 22. All programs start at 6:30pm. The program will consist of rangers giving their normal campfire program at no cost to visitors here in an urban park setting. The location will be at the amphitheater.
Join us for a free guided "Tour and Taste" through the citrus groves where you can learn about California's historic citrus industry and sample fresh fruit off the tree.
Tour and Tastes are available Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. Tour space is limited and reservations are recommended due to the popularity of the Tour and Taste.
To reserve tour space, please call (951) 780-6222 Monday-Friday or (951) 637-8044 Saturday-Sunday.
*Visitors reserving tours must check in 20 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time. Reservations not checked in 20 minutes prior will be filled by first come first serve or wait listed guests.*
PLEASE NOTE: The picking of any fruit, flowers, or other materials in the park is strictly prohibited. All things in the state park are protected.
Visit our visitor center, museum, and store for unique gifts and one of a kind items.
The Visitor Center and Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays - 10 AM to 4 PM.
9400 Dufferin Avenue
Riverside, California 92504
V O L U N T E E R O P P O R T U N I T I E S
Volunteers needed to work in the Visitor Center and to lead visitors on tours through the citrus groves.
Please contact Ranger Raphael Samuel at mailto:email@example.com
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This park preserves some of the rapidly vanishing cultural landscape of the citrus industry and tells the story of this industry's role in the history and development of California. The park recaptures the time when "Citrus was King" in California, recognizing the importance of the citrus industry in southern California.
In 1873, the U.S. Department of Agriculture forever changed the history of Southern California when it sent two small navel orange trees to Riverside resident Eliza Tibbets. Those trees, growing in near perfect soil and weather conditions, produced an especially sweet and flavorful fruit. Word of this far superior orange quickly spread, and a great agricultural industry was born.
In the early 1900s, an effort to promote citrus ranching in the state brought hundreds of would-be citrus barons to California for the "second Gold Rush." The lush groves of oranges, lemons and grapefruit gave California another legacy - its lingering image as the Golden State - the land of sunshine and opportunity.
More about the park
The design of the park is reminiscent of a 1900s city park, complete with an activity center, interpretive structure, amphitheater, picnic area, and demonstration groves. The land contained within the park still continues to produce high-quality fruits.
Location - Directions
The park is located in Riverside, at 9400 Dufferin Avenue (at the corner of Van Buren Blvd.).
The address of the office is 1879 Jackson Street, Riverside. In the Arlington Heights - Lake Matthews area of Riverside.
Available Activities and Facilities at California Citrus State Historic Park
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Drinking Water Available