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Archeological Artifacts Stolen from Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Recovered

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | View PDF

Thousands of stolen archeological artifacts that originated from Lake Oroville State Recreation Area were recovered this week, following an investigation that began last month.

California State Parks Begin New Year With First Day Hikes

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | View PDF

This New Year’s Day 2015, California State Parks will kick-off the 4th Annual First Day Hikes, planned at several parks across the state.

Angel Island State Park Closed to the Public this Weekend Due to Waste Water Overflow

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks is closing Angel Island State Park to the public this Saturday and Sunday (December 20-21), due to a waste water system overflow in the park. The overflow is treated water, and is being linked to the weather of the past several days, which brought down several inches of rain.

UPDATE on California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: 12/13/14

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Update on closures to California State Parks due to the storm.  Most units have re-opened.

UPDATE on California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: 12/12/14

Friday, December 12, 2014 | View PDF

UPDATE on California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: 12/12/14

California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: UPDATED 12/11/14 @ 2:00 P.M.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: UPDATED 12/11/14 @ 2:00 P.M.

California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: UPDATED 12/11/14 @ 11:00 A.M.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks Closures Due to Storm: UPDATED 12/11/14 @ 11:00 A.M.

California State Parks Prepare Ahead of Significant Storm

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks is preparing for what is anticipated to be a severe storm this week by closing or restricting access to several parks, campgrounds and other park facilities.

Infested Trees to be Cut Down at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 | View PDF

As many as one-hundred (100) Torrey pines that have become mortally infested with bark beetles will be cut down at Torrey Pines State Natural Preserve beginning this month, through February 2015.

Water Hyacinth Mechanical Harvesting Begins in the Delta

Friday, December 05, 2014 | View PDF

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will begin mechanical harvesting of Water Hyacinth in parts of the Delta this morning. 

Partnership Formed to Plan the Future of McGrath State Beach

Thursday, December 04, 2014 | View PDF

The Santa Clara River Estuary Habitat Restoration, Enhancement and Campground Relocation Feasibility Study has commenced under the partnership between Wishtoyo Foundation, California State Parks and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).

Tijuana River Estuary Coastal CelebrationHonoring California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins, and State Senator Ben Hueso with Distinguished Service Awards

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | View PDF

The Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association and the National Estuarine Research Reserve Associationalong with the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, the California Coastal Commission, and the California Coastal Conservancy will honor State elected officials with Distinguished Service Awards for their tireless leadership efforts in protecting the Tijuana River Estuary and the California coast.

The 33rd Annual Victorian Feast Returning to Columbia State Historic Park for the Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | View PDF

The 33rd Annual Victorian Feast will return to Columbia State Historic Park this December, recreating an 1850’s banquet, complete with a cast of colorful characters, music and great food and wine selections.

 

California State Parks Recommends $ 1.14 Million for Local Projects

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 | View PDF

Today, California State Parks Acting Director, Lisa Ann L. Mangat announced recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration for $1.14 million in funding for three local non-motorized trail projects under the Recreational Trails Program

Point Mugu State Park Impacted By Pacific Coast Highway Closure

Monday, December 01, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks has closed several campgrounds and areas at Point Mugu State Parkthat are being impacted by a partial closure of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), due to heavy rains, debris, mud and rock slides.

California State Parks and California Tahoe Conservancy to Host Open House Meeting on Land Exchange

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks and the California Tahoe Conservancy will host an Open House Meeting on Wednesday December 3, 2014 to discuss the upcoming Dollar property—which will now be part of Burton Creek State Park—and the Rubicon property land exchange between the two agencies.

California State Parks Announces Folsom Lake State Recreation Area Concession Opportunities

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks is now accepting proposals for up to two concession contracts to develop, equip, operate and maintain snack bar and beach equipment rental facilities at the Granite Bay and Beals Point areas of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in El Dorado and Placer Counties.

Malibu’s Adamson House and Pier Decked Out for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | View PDF

On three Sundays in December, the 14th, 21st and 28th, Adamson House and the Pier in Malibu will be festively decorated in vintage style reflecting its 1930’s heritage.

COLOMA’S HISTORIC HOLIDAY HOUSES

Friday, November 21, 2014 | View PDF

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will host a weekend holiday celebration focused on the Historic Houses located in Coloma.

Damaged Historic Adobe Building Secured for the Winter

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks has secured the Ide Adobe Building in William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park with a metal and wood structure shell to protect it for the upcoming winter.

California Native American Heritage Commission and State Office of Historic Preservation Urge Protection of Native American Sites Exposed by Drought

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | View PDF

As the drought continues throughout California, complaints of vandalism and looting of Native American remains and artifacts have risen while water levels have receded in the state’s lakes, rivers, streams and reservoirs.

Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park to Close to the Public for Renovations

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | View PDF

The Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park, located in Downtown Sacramento, will close to the public beginning on Thursday January 1, 2015 for an extensive renovation project.

California State Parks Offers Distance Learning Program for Shriners Hospital Patients

Thursday, November 13, 2014 | View PDF

The California State Parks award-winning “Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students” (PORTS) program will be offering a free videoconferencing presentation to patients and families on Tuesday, November 18 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Carpinteria State Beach Breaks Ground on Exciting New Improvements

Monday, November 10, 2014 | View PDF

Carpinteria State Beach has begun construction on a variety of projects to improve visitor services and expand access to park visitors.

Morro Bay State Park trailer & tent campground listed on National Register

Monday, November 10, 2014 | View PDF

The California State Office of Historic Preservation recently announced that the original Morro Bay State Park trailer and tent campground has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the California Register of Historic Resources.

Free Veterans Day Admission to California State Parks for Veterans, Active and Reserve Military Personnel

Friday, November 07, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks will offer free admission to Veterans, as well as active and reserve military personnel in participating California State Parks on Veterans Day, Tuesday November 11, 2014.

Time Capsule Found Beneath Historic Marker at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 | View PDF

A time capsule was discovered at Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park this week, and it will be opened to view the contents on Saturday November 29.

California State Historical Resources CommissionTo Consider Thirteen Properties for Action

Monday, November 03, 2014 | View PDF

This week, the California State Historical Resources Commission will consider twelve nominations for federal historic designation, and one nomination for state historic designation.

Prescribed Burn Project at Loafer Creek Planned for October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | View PDF

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and CalFire will resume their multi-year prescribed burn at Loafer Creek, part of the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. The prescribed burn, tentatively scheduled for Thursday October 30, 2014, is part of the Vegetation Management Program (VMP), pending approvals and weather conditions.

Closure of Bidwell Canyon Low-Water Launch Ramp

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | View PDF

As of October 27, 2014, the low-water launch ramp at the Bidwell Canyon Area of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area is closed due to submerged hazards and uneven terrain making it unfeasible for the metal mats to be effective.

ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING AT CHINA CAMP STATE PARK

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | View PDF

The Friends of China Camp (FOCC) operators of China Park State Park, and California State Parks will host a public meeting to present a report on the past year’s park operations. The event will be held Saturday, November 8, at10:00 a.m. at the park’s China Camp Village, 101 Peacock Gap Trail, San Rafael, CA 94901.

California Office of Historic Preservation Awarded National Park Service Grant

Friday, October 24, 2014 | View PDF

Sacramento, CA - The California State Office of Historic Preservation has been awarded one of thirteen National Park Service grants across the country intended to increase the number of listings to the National Register of Historic Places associated with Latinos and other underrepresented communities.

Angel Island State Park Will Close to Visitors from November 3-7th

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | View PDF

ANGEL ISLAND, Calif. Angel Island State Park will close to the general public from Monday November 3 through Friday November 7, 2014 due to an island-wide road paving project.  

American River Parkway Trail Repairs at Folsom Lake SRA

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | View PDF

FOLSOM, Calif. – California State Parks will be conducting trail repair work along the American River Parkway Trail through the Negro Bar park unit. 

Francis Campground at Half Moon Bay State Beach Slated for Upgrades

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | View PDF

(Half Moon Bay, CA) – The Francis campground at Half Moon Bay State Beach will close on October 20, 2014, for a campsite upgrade project.

Prescribed Burn Scheduled at Anza Borrego Desert State Park

Friday, October 10, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks is scheduled to conduct limited prescribed burns on park lands on Monday ,October 13 and Tuesday, 14, 2014 conditions permitting.

California State Parks Announces Will Rogers State Historic Park Equestrian Concession Opportunity

Thursday, October 09, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks is now accepting proposals for a ten-year concession contract to equip and provide equestrian lessons and trail riding operations at Will Rogers State Historic Park (SHP).

Monterey to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Christmas in the Adobes

Thursday, October 09, 2014 | View PDF

Twenty-one Adobes located throughout Monterey’s historic downtown will open their doors for the 30th Anniversary of the annual Christmas celebrations this winter.

LASHP Trails and Wellspring Launch Event

Thursday, October 09, 2014 | View PDF

On Thursday October 16, 2014, California State Parks and UCLA REMAP, along with the National Park Service, the California Endowment and the City of Los Angeles will celebrate the public release of LASHP Trails, an experimental mobile website featuring urban trails that explore the past, present, and future of the neighborhoods surrounding the Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP).

California State Parks Symposium on the 150th Anniversary of State Parks and Public Land Preservation

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 | View PDF

A Re-examination of the Groundbreaking Yosemite Grant Act of 150 Years Ago: Scholars will review the key people and events that brought about public land management.

Google Trekker Street View Imagery Modernizes Experience at California State Parks

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 | View PDF

Google Trekker Imagery of 14 California State Parks, Trails Launches

Today, California State Parks and Google Maps officially unveiled panoramic street view imagery collected by Trekker cameras of 14 popular state park destinations and trails. 

Healthy Parks, Healthy People Hike at Mount Tamalpais

Friday, October 03, 2014 | View PDF

A free “Healthy Parks Healthy People” guided hike on Saturday, October 4, at Mount Tamalpais State Park specially designed for beginning hikers and those who are unfamiliar with the parks.

California State Parks to Host Public Meeting on Waterline Improvement Project at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks will host a public meeting to inform and accept input for the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve’s (SNR) water improvement project Environmental Impact Report. 

California State Parks Announces Folsom Lake State Recreation Area Concession Opportunity

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks is now accepting proposals for a concession contract to develop, equip, operate and maintain the Shadow Glen equestrian stables within the Mississippi Bar area of Folsom Lake State Recreation Area in Sacramento County. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is being issued for a ten-year concession contract.

COLOMA GOLD RUSH LIVE

Monday, September 22, 2014 | View PDF

Marshall Gold Discovery State Park will host a weekend celebration focused on California’s rich Gold Rush history. The event will take place on Saturday October 11 and Sunday October 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is open to all visitors.

Fires Banned at Monterey Area State Beaches Due to Increased Fire Danger, Drought

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | View PDF

Effective immediately, California State Parks is banning beach fires on state beaches within the Monterey District to minimize any fire dangers.

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) the San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP) Provide Free Sewage Mobile Pumpout Services for Boaters in the Delta

Monday, September 15, 2014 | View PDF

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and the San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP) partnered this past Labor Day Weekend with local mobile pumpout company Septic Brothers to provide free pumpouts to boaters in the Delta.

Tomales Bay State Park “Celebrates the Coast”

Friday, September 12, 2014 | View PDF

Celebrate our connection the Coast by participating in activities on the beach and in the water! Join Tomales Bay State Park, Inverness as it “Celebrates the Coast” - an event held in recognition of the California Coastal Commission “Coastweeks” initiative - on Sunday, September 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Muse Sarcophagus Back on Display at Hearst Castle®

Friday, September 12, 2014 | View PDF

After a lengthy process of conservation treatment that spanned several years, the Nine Muse Sarcophagus is back on display at Hearst Castle® in the hilltop location chosen by William Randolph Hearst.

Low Water Levels at Folsom Lake SRA Slow Boaters Speed Limit to 5 MPH

Monday, September 08, 2014 | View PDF

California State Parks is imposing a speed limit of 5 miles per hour (mph) at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area beginning tomorrow, September 9. Water conditions are low enough in many places to make for hazardous boating and reduce public safety.