What better time to enjoy state parks than summer? It can be hot, so always remember to wear shoes
fit for hiking, wear a hat for sun protection, and bring lots of water.
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 State Park
A National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier
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.
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.
Carpinteria State Beach
Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for
swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring and camping.
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.