Veterans Day 2023

Participating State Park Units for Free Admission for Veterans, Active and Reserve Military Members – Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023

Thank you for your service!

*Veterans, active duty and reserve military personnel must show a valid military ID, or proof of discharge other than dishonorable or bad conduct, in order to receive the free admission.

Anderson Marsh State Historic Park (SHP)
Andrew Molera State Park (SP)
Angel Island SP
Año Nuevo SP
Antelope Valley CA Poppy Reserve State Natural Reserve (SNR)
Anza-Borrego Desert SP
Armstrong Redwoods SNR
Auburn State Recreation Area (SRA)
Bale Grist Mill SHP
Benbow Lake State SRA
Benicia SRA
Bethany Reservoir SRA
Bidwell-Sacramento River SP
Bodie SHP
Bolsa Chica State Beach (SB)
Bothe-Napa Valley SP
Burton Creek SP
Calaveras Big Trees SP
California Citrus SHP
California State Railroad Museum
Cardiff SB
Carlsbad SB
Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA)
Carpinteria SB
Castle Crags SP
Castle Rock SP
Caswell Memorial SP
China Camp SP
Chino Hills SP
Clay Pit SVRA
Clear Lake SP
Colonel Allensworth SHP
Colusa-Sacramento River SRA
Crystal Cove SP
Cuyamaca Rancho SP
Doheny SB
Donner Memorial SP
Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA
Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point SP
El Capitan SB
El Presidio de Santa Barbara SHP
Emerald Bay SP
Emma Wood SB
Empire Mine SHP
Folsom Lake SRA
Folsom Powerhouse SHP
Fort Ross SHP
Fort Tejon SHP
Fremont Peak SP
Gaviota State Park
George J. Hatfield SRA
Grover Hot Springs SP
Half Moon Bay SB
Hendy Woods SP
Henry Cowell Redwoods SP
Henry W. Coe SP
Hollister Hills SVRA
Humboldt Redwoods SP
Hungry Valley SVRA
Huntington SB
Indian Grinding Rock SHP
Jack London SHP
Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP
Kenneth Hahn (Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook only)
Kings Beach SRA
La Purisima Mission SHP
Lake Oroville SRA
Lake Perris SRA
Leland Stanford Mansion SHP
Leo Carrillo SP
Los Angeles SHP
Malakoff Diggins SHP
Malibu Creek SP
Malibu Lagoon SB
Manresa SB
Marshall Gold Discovery SHP
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial SP
McConnell SRA
Millerton Lake SRA
Mono Lake Tufa SNR
Morro Bay SP
Mount Diablo SP
Mount San Jacinto SP
Mount Tamalpais SP
Natural Bridges SB
New Brighton SB
Oceano Dunes SVRA
Pacheco SP
Palomar Mountain SP
Petaluma Adobe SHP
Sonoma SHP
Sue-meg SP
Pescadero SB
Pfeiffer Big Sur SP
Picacho SRA
Pismo SB
Plumas-Eureka SP
Point Lobos SNR
Point Mugu SP
Pomponio SB
Portola Redwoods SP
Prairie City SVRA
Prairie Creek Redwoods SP
Providence Mountains SRA
Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Red Rock Canyon SP
Refugio SB
Richardson Grove SP
Robert H. Meyer Memorial SB
Russian Gulch SP
Saddleback Butte SP
Salt Point SP
Salton Sea SRA
Samuel P. Taylor SP
San Buenaventura SB
San Clemente SB
San Elijo SB
San Gregorio SB
San Luis Reservoir SRA
San Onofre SB
Seacliff SB
Silver Strand SB
Silverwood Lake SRA
Sinkyone Wilderness SP
South Carlsbad SB
South Yuba River SP
Standish Hickey SRA
State Indian Museum SHP
Sugarloaf Ridge SP
Sunset SB
Sutter’s Fort SHP
Tahoe SRA
The Forest of Nisene Marks SP
Tomales Bay SP
Topanga SP
Torrey Pines SB
Torrey Pines SNR
Trione-Annadel SP
Tule Elk SNR
Van Damme SP
Washoe Meadows SP
Wilder Ranch SP
Will Rogers SHP
William B. Ide Adobe SHP

Whether you’re an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a new one, please be sure to recreate responsibly, plan ahead and visit the webpage or social media account of the park unit you plan to visit to find out if it is open and what new visitor guidelines are in effect.

Check your destination’s and route’s weather conditions and prepare accordingly. And remember, safely share the road. Be prepared for equestrians, pedestrians, joggers, wildlife, rocks, tree limbs, etc., in the roadway. Learn more at