Come spend the night among the Elk at the Tule Elk State Natural Reserve! Once again California State Parks is opening the Tule Elk SNR to camping and night time programs! Guided tours of the Res ... ... Read More
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In 2014, California State Parks turns 150 years old!
California State Parks commemorates the 1864 establishment of the first state park in the world. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill granting 39,000 acres of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California. Never before had land been set aside to protect its natural state for the public to enjoy. This historic legislation was the beginning of not only the California State Park System, but the national park idea we know today.
Upcoming Park Events
4 Oct4 Oct
Saturday October 4 at 1 pm Looking for an exciting place to explore the unique geology of California Central Coast? Take a docent led walk from the old Steele Ranch to picturesque Cove Beach where y ... ... Read More4 Oct
State Indian Museum -- “Rethinking California’s Missions: A Native Perspective” Educational Lectures
What: “Rethinking California’s Missions: A Native Perspective” Educational Lectures Where: State Indian Museum 2618 K Street, Sacramento When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 Time: 11 a.m. to ... ... Read More
- 11 Oct
Coloma Gold Rush Live and will be held the second weekend in October, Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th from 10:00am-4:00pm each day. During this weekend we turn our park back into an 1850's tent ... ... Read More12 Oct
What: Native American Book Sale Where: State Indian Museum 2618 K Street, Sacramento When: October 11-13, 2014 (Columbus Day Weekend) Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Museum admission ... ... Read More18 Oct
Archeology Demonstration Saturday, October 18 at 1 pm How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archeological process from the dig to the display, and participate in hands-on activities. ... ... Read More