California State Parks


Maps of California State Parks

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Park NameLocation
Admiral William Standley State Recreation AreaWestport, CA
Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park (boat access only)McArthur, CA
Albany State Marine ReserveAlbany, CA
Anderson Marsh State Historic ParkLower Lake, CA
Andrew Molera State ParkBig Sur, CA
Angel Island State Park (boat or ferry access only)Tiburon, CA
Año Nuevo State ParkPescadero, CA
Antelope Valley California Poppy ReserveLancaster, CA
Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic ParkLancaster, CA
Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkBorrego Springs, CA
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural ReserveGuerneville, CA
Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State ParkLancaster, CA
Asilomar State BeachPacific Grove, CA
Auburn State Recreation AreaAuburn, CA
Austin Creek State Recreation AreaGuerneville, CA
Azalea State Natural ReserveTrinidad, CA
Bale Grist Mill State Historic ParkHelena, CA
Bean Hollow State BeachPescadero, CA
Benbow Lake State Recreation AreaGarberville, CA
Benicia Capitol State Historic ParkBenicia, CA
Benicia State Recreation AreaBenicia, CA
Bethany Reservoir State Recreation AreaByron, CA
Bidwell Mansion State Historic ParkChico, CA
Bidwell-Sacramento River State ParkChico, CA
Big Basin Redwoods State ParkBoulder Creek, CA
Bodie State Historic ParkBridgeport, CA
Bolsa Chica State BeachHuntington Beach, CA
Border Field State ParkSan Diego, CA
Bothe-Napa Valley State ParkCalistoga, CA
Brannan Island State Recreation AreaRio Vista, CA
Burleigh H. Murray RanchHalf Moon Bay, CA
Burton Creek State ParkTahoe City, CA
Butano State ParkPescadero, CA
Calaveras Big Trees State ParkArnold, CA
California Citrus State Historic ParkRiverside, CA
California Indian Heritage CenterSacramento, CA
California State Capitol MuseumSacramento, CA
California State Mining and Mineral MuseumMariposa, CA
California State Railroad MuseumSacramento, CA
Cambria State Marine ParkCambria, CA
Candlestick Point State Recreation AreaSan Francisco, CA
Cardiff State BeachEncinitas, CA
Carlsbad State BeachCarlsbad, CA
Carmel River State BeachCarmel-By-The-Sea, CA
Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation AreaTracy, CA
Carpinteria State BeachCarpinteria, CA
Caspar Headlands State BeachCaspar, CA
Caspar Headlands State Natural ReserveCaspar, CA
Castaic Lake State Recreation AreaCastaic, CA
Castle Crags State ParkCastella, CA
Castle Rock State ParkLos Gatos, CA
Caswell Memorial State ParkRipon, CA
Cayucos State BeachCayucos, CA
China Camp State ParkSan Rafael, CA
Chino Hills State ParkChino Hills, CA
Chumash Painted Cave State Historic ParkSanta Barbara, CA
Clay Pit State Vehicular Recreation AreaOroville, CA
Clear Lake State ParkKelseyville, CA
Colonel Allensworth State Historic ParkEarlimart, CA
Columbia State Historic ParkColumbia, CA
Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation AreaColusa, CA
Corona del Mar State BeachNewport Beach, CA
Crystal Cove State ParkLaguna Beach, CA
Cuyamaca Rancho State ParkJulian, CA
D.L. Bliss State ParkSouth Lake Tahoe, CA
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State ParkCrescent City, CA
Delta MeadowsClayton, CA
Dockweiler State BeachPlaya Del Rey, CA
Doheny State BeachDana Point, CA
Donner Memorial State ParkTruckee, CA
Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch State Vehicular Recreation AreaGorman, CA
Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State ParkTahoma, CA
El Capitán State BeachGoleta, CA
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic ParkSanta Barbara, CA
Emerald Bay State ParkSouth Lake Tahoe, CA
Emeryville Crescent State Marine ReserveEmeryville, CA
Emma Wood State BeachVentura, CA
Empire Mine State Historic ParkGrass Valley, CA
Estero Bluffs State ParkSan Simeon, CA
Folsom Lake State Recreation AreaFolsom, CA
Folsom Powerhouse State Historic ParkFolsom, CA
The Forest of Nisene Marks State ParkAptos, CA
Fort Humboldt State Historic ParkEureka, CA
Fort Ord Dunes State ParkMarina, CA
Fort Ross State Historic ParkJenner, CA
Fort Tejon State Historic ParkLebec, CA
Franks Tract State Recreation AreaOakley, CA
Fremont Peak State ParkSan Juan Bautista, CA
Garrapata State ParkCarmel-By-The-Sea, CA
Gaviota State ParkGoleta, CA
George J. Hatfield State Recreation AreaHilmar, CA
Governor’s Mansion State Historic ParkSacramento, CA
Gray Whale Cove State BeachHalf Moon Bay, CA
Great Valley Grasslands State ParkStevinson, CA
Greenwood State BeachElk, CA
Grizzly Creek Redwoods State ParkCarlotta, CA
Grover Hot Springs State ParkMarkleeville, CA
Half Moon Bay State BeachHalf Moon Bay, CA
Harmony Headlands State ParkCayucos, CA
Harry A. Merlo State Recreation AreaTrinidad, CA
Hatton CanyonCarmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Hearst San Simeon State Historical MonumentSan Simeon, CA
Hearst San Simeon State ParkSan Simeon, CA
Heber Dunes State Vehicular Recreation AreaHoltville, CA
Hendy Woods State ParkPhilo, CA
Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkFelton, CA
Henry W. Coe State ParkMorgan Hill, CA
Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation AreaHollister, CA
Humboldt Lagoons State ParkTrinidad, CA
Humboldt Redwoods State ParkWeott, CA
Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation AreaGorman, CA
Huntington State BeachHuntington Beach, CA
Indian Grinding Rock State Historic ParkPine Grove, CA
Indio Hills PalmsNiland, CA
Jack London State Historic ParkGlen Ellen, CA
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State ParkCrescent City, CA
John B. Dewitt Redwoods State Natural ReserveMyers Flat, CA
John Little State Natural ReserveBig Sur, CA
Jug Handle State Natural ReserveFort Bragg, CA
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State ParkBig Sur, CA
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation AreaLos Angeles, CA
Kings Beach State Recreation AreaKings Beach, CA
Kruse Rhododendron State Natural ReserveCazadero, CA
La Purísima Mission State Historic ParkLompoc, CA
Lake Del Valle State Recreation AreaLivermore, CA
Lake Oroville State Recreation AreaOroville, CA
Lake Perris State Recreation AreaPerris, CA
Lake Valley State Recreation AreaSouth Lake Tahoe, CA
Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic ParkSacramento, CA
Leo Carrillo State ParkMalibu, CA
Leucadia State BeachEncinitas, CA
Lighthouse Field State BeachSanta Cruz, CA
Limekiln State ParkBig Sur, CA
Little River State BeachMcKinleyville, CA
Locke Boarding House MuseumWalnut Grove, CA
Los Angeles State Historic ParkLos Angeles, CA
Los Encinos State Historic ParkEncino, CA
Los Osos Oaks State Natural ReserveLos Osos, CA
MacKerricher State ParkFort Bragg, CA
Mailliard Woods State Natural ReserveYorkville, CA
Malakoff Diggins State Historic ParkNevada City, CA
Malibu Creek State ParkCornell, CA
Malibu Lagoon State BeachMalibu, CA
Manchester State ParkManchester, CA
Mandalay State BeachOxnard, CA
Manresa State BeachWatsonville, CA
Marconi Conference Center State Historic ParkMarshall, CA
Marina State BeachMarina, CA
Marsh Creek State Historic ParkBrentwood, CA
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic ParkColoma, CA
Martial Cottle Park State Recreation AreaSan Jose, CA
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State ParkBurney, CA
McConnell State Recreation AreaBallico, CA
McGrath State BeachOxnard, CA
McLaughlin Eastshore State Park State SeashoreBerkeley, CA
Mendocino Headlands State ParkMendocino, CA
Mendocino Woodlands State ParkMendocino, CA
Millerton Lake State Recreation AreaFriant, CA
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural ReserveLee Vining, CA
Montaña de Oro State ParkLos Osos, CA
Montara State BeachMontara, CA
Monterey State Historic ParkMonterey, CA
Monterey State BeachMonterey, CA
Montgomery Woods State Natural ReserveUkiah, CA
Moonlight State BeachEncinitas, CA
Morro Bay State ParkMorro Bay, CA
Morro Strand State BeachMorro Bay, CA
Moss Landing State BeachMoss Landing, CA
Mount Diablo State ParkWalnut Creek, CA
Mount San Jacinto State ParkIdyllwild, CA
Mount Tamalpais State ParkMill Valley, CA
Natural Bridges State BeachSanta Cruz, CA
Navarro River Redwoods State ParkElk, CA
New Brighton State BeachCapitola, CA
Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation AreaOceano, CA
Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation AreaBorrego Springs, CA
Old Sacramento State Historic ParkSacramento, CA
Old Town San Diego State Historic ParkSan Diego, CA
Olompali State Historic ParkNovato, CA
Pacheco State ParkHollister, CA
Pacifica State BeachPacifica, CA
Palomar Mountain State ParkPalomar Mountain, CA
Patrick’s Point State ParkTrinidad, CA
Pelican State BeachSmith River, CA
Pescadero State BeachPescadero, CA
Petaluma Adobe State Historic ParkPetaluma, CA
Pfeiffer Big Sur State ParkBig Sur, CA
Picacho State Recreation AreaWinterhaven, CA
Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic ParkPescadero, CA
Pío Pico State Historic ParkWhittier, CA
Pismo State BeachOceano, CA
Placerita Canyon State ParkNewhall, CA
Plumas-Eureka State ParkBlairsden, CA
Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic ParkMendocino, CA
Point Dume State BeachMalibu, CA
Point Lobos RanchCarmel-By-The-Sea, CA
Point Lobos State Natural ReserveCarmel-By-The-Sea, CA
Point Mugu State ParkPoint Mugu, CA
Point Sal State BeachGuadalupe, CA
Point Sur State Historic ParkMonterey, CA
Pomponio State BeachSan Gregorio, CA
Portola Redwoods State ParkLa Honda, CA
Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation AreaRancho Cordova, CA
Prairie Creek Redwoods State ParkOrick, CA
Providence Mountains State Recreation AreaEssex, CA
Railtown 1897 State Historic ParkJamestown, CA
Rancho San Andrés Castro AdobeWatsonville, CA
Red Rock Canyon State ParkCantil, CA
Refugio State BeachGoleta, CA
Reynolds Wayside CampgroundGarberville, CA
Richardson Grove State ParkGarberville, CA
Rio de Los Angeles State Park State Recreation AreaLos Angeles, CA
Robert H. Meyer Memorial State BeachMalibu, CA
Robert Louis Stevenson State ParkCalistoga, CA
Robert W. Crown Memorial State BeachAlameda, CA
Russian Gulch State ParkMendocino, CA
Saddleback Butte State ParkLancaster, CA
Salinas River State BeachMoss Landing, CA
Salt Point State ParkJenner, CA
Salton Sea State Recreation AreaMecca, CA
Samuel P. Taylor State ParkLagunitas, CA
San Bruno Mountain State ParkBrisbane, CA
San Buenaventura State BeachVentura, CA
San Clemente State BeachSan Clemente, CA
San Elijo State BeachCardiff, CA
San Gregorio State BeachSan Gregorio, CA
San Juan Bautista State Historic ParkSan Juan Bautista, CA
San Luis Reservoir State Recreation AreaGustine, CA
San Onofre State BeachSan Clemente, CA
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic ParkEscondido, CA
San Timoteo CanyonRedlands, CA
Santa Cruz Mission State Historic ParkSanta Cruz, CA
Santa Monica State BeachSanta Monica, CA
Santa Susana Pass State Historic ParkChatsworth, CA
Schooner Gulch State BeachPoint Arena, CA
Seacliff State BeachAptos, CA
Shasta State Historic ParkRedding, CA
Silver Strand State BeachCoronado, CA
Silverwood Lake State Recreation AreaHesperia, CA
Sinkyone Wilderness State ParkWhitethorn, CA
Smithe Redwoods State Natural ReservePiercy, CA
Sonoma State Historic ParkSonoma, CA
Sonoma Coast State ParkBodega Bay, CA
South Carlsbad State BeachCarlsbad, CA
South Yuba River State ParkPenn Valley, CA
Standish-Hickey State Recreation AreaLeggett, CA
State Indian MuseumSacramento, CA
Stone LakeElk Grove, CA
Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkKenwood, CA
Sunset State BeachWatsonville, CA
Sutter Buttes State ParkYuba City, CA
Sutter’s Fort State Historic ParkSacramento, CA
Tahoe State Recreation AreaTahoe City, CA
Thornton State BeachDaly City, CA
Tijuana EstuaryImperial Beach, CA
Tolowa Dunes State ParkCrescent City, CA
Tomales Bay State ParkInverness, CA
Tomo-Kahni State Historic ParkTehachapi, CA
Topanga State ParkTopanga, CA
Torrey Pines State BeachLa Jolla, CA
Torrey Pines State Natural ReserveLa Jolla, CA
Trinidad State BeachTrinidad, CA
Trione-Annadel State ParkSanta Rosa, CA
Tule Elk State Natural ReserveButtonwillow, CA
Turlock Lake State Recreation AreaLa Grange, CA
Twin Lakes State BeachSanta Cruz, CA
Van Damme State ParkLittle River, CA
Verdugo MountainsGlendale, CA
Ward Creek ProjectTahoe City, CA
Washoe Meadows State ParkSouth Lake Tahoe, CA
Wassama Round House State Historic ParkAhwahnee, CA
Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic ParkLos Angeles, CA
Weaverville Joss House State Historic ParkWeaverville, CA
Westport-Union Landing State BeachWestport, CA
Wilder Ranch State ParkSanta Cruz, CA
Wildwood CanyonYucaipa, CA
Will Rogers State BeachPacific Palisades, CA
Will Rogers State Historic ParkPacific Palisades, CA
William B. Ide Adobe State Historic ParkRed Bluff, CA
Woodland Opera House State Historic ParkWoodland, CA
Woodson Bridge State Recreation AreaCorning, CA
Zmudowski State BeachMoss Landing, CA

List of California State Parks With Junior Ranger Programs


California State Park Junior Ranger Adventure Guide – English

California State Park Junior Ranger Adventure Guide – En Espanol


California State Parks with Location Specific Junior Ranger Programs

Angel Island State Park Junior Ranger Activity Book

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve Junior Ranger Adventure Guide

Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area Junior Ranger Activity Guide

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Discovery Guide

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park Junior Ranger Adventure Guide

Saddleback Butte State Park Junior Ranger Adventure Guide


Other California State Park Programs

Sonoma County State and Regional Parks – Outdoor Parks Passport


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