Hey, fourth graders!
Are you ready for an adventure?


In partnership with the First Partner’s Office and the Natural Resources Agency, State Parks is offering the California State Park Adventure Pass, which provides free entry for fourth graders and their families at 54 amazing state parks throughout the state. Mountains, deserts, forests, rivers … the choice of where to visit is yours. Learn more about the California State Park Adventure Pass.

Adventure Pass Badge

4th Graders


You (a fourth grader from California), your family (up to three adults and other kids) and friends (everyone in your car) can enjoy all sorts of adventures at 54 state parks during your whole fourth grade year—and the following summer, too. This pass is valid for the one-year period during which the child is a fourth grader or fourth grade equivalent, from September 1 to August 31 of that year. For full terms and conditions, click here.


Have your parent or guardian go to ReserveCalifornia.com or call (800) 444-7275. All they have to do is set up a profile by providing their name, address, phone number and email address, and we will send them your free California State Park Adventure Pass to their email right away! For individuals who do not have access to a smartphone, computer or printer and/or do not have an email address, they can still get a pass by visiting a State Parks Pass Sales Office. Click here for a list of Pass Sales Office locations. Learn how to sign up with these tutorial videos:

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Once you have received your State Park Adventure Pass, you can use it by either printing it out or keeping it on your phone to show a uniformed State Parks staffer at one of these 54 state parks. View Google Map

Recreate Responsibly

Getting into the outdoors is the perfect way to connect with nature, family and friends but it is important to do so responsibly. Please protect yourself and your family by learning about the park you are visiting before heading out, wearing appropriate clothing, staying prepared by bringing the essentials like enough food and water, and knowing your comfort level to avoid injuries. For additional safety tips, click here.


Your Parents Speak Spanish?

¿Tus padres hablan español? Tenemos personal que les pueden ayudar en su idioma. Diles a tus padres que nos llamen por teléfono al 1-800-444-7275 o nos visiten en ReserveCalifornia.com


Other Passes


Passes Available for Purchase

Our park passes offer something for everyone and make great gifts throughout the year. We invite you to explore them and find the right pass for you—click here for all the details.

All State Parks Passes