California State Parks

Why not visit the great beauty of the natural resources in the public parks right here in California?

California's State Parks system holds the largest and most diverse examples of natural and cultural heritage of any state agency in the country. Over 70 million people annually visit such California treasures as the redwood forests, wildlife reserves, reservoirs, state parks, state beaches, and recreation and wilderness areas.

California State Parks total nearly 1.6 million acres, with over 339 miles of coastline, 975 miles of lake and river frontage, nearly 15,000 campsites and over 4,456 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Visitors can enjoy the diversity of the natural resources and cultural treasures in California's state parks, which will be preserved and protected for future generations.