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Wave crash looking south from McClures Beach
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California's Parks
110 State Parks • 9 State Recreation Areas • 6 State Forests
5 State Historic Sites • 5 State Fish Hatcherys • 1 State Nature Preserve
10 State Reserves • 10 State Wildlife Areas • 5 State Fish Hatcherys
8 National Parks • 19 National Forests • 3 National Historic Sites
31 National Wildlife Refuges • 3 National Recreation Areas • 1 National Seashore
1 Metro and City Parks

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California Parks Visitor Reviews
10/20/2017 8:52:42 AM Jug Handle State Reserve by KathyA
Funtastic Adventure - This is the best of all nature worlds! Hiking in the trees, beach access and you can walk the bluffs if you would like to. This is an amazing trail that will amaze you with eyecandy of redwoods and ocean!
9/28/2017 3:42:24 PM Henry Willard Coe State Park
One of my favorite backpacking spots! - This park is great for finding solitude, and you do not need to get permits months in advance! Here are two trip reports I wrote that describe my backpacking trips in Henry Coe. To Coit Lake - To Mississippi Lake -
9/11/2017 8:51:58 AM San Simeon Beach State Park
family favorite - on our last trip we took our dog - over 50% of the guests had dogs - however no dogs were permitted on the beach or trails - we had to load up and drive either north or south to find dog friendly hikes and beaches - we ended up leaving 2 days early
8/20/2017 3:08:53 AM Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park by pierre4321
Gods Backyard - My late wife and I spent a week up in Jedediah Smith campgrounds while traveling through Northern California. What a beautiful place, the trees are just! You have to experience camping out with the trees, it is something you will never forget.
3/29/2017 3:04:20 AM Negro Bar State Park by chuck
swimmer - anybody remember the cave at the cliff that went to the basement of the house.
8/4/2016 10:32:59 AM McNee Ranch State Park by diwatafb
A strenuous but visually rewarding park. -
8/1/2016 1:35:00 PM Sugar Pine Point State Park by Tom Witt, Wisconsin SP Ranger
Best Tour Guide Ever - Hats off to Phyllis Ragsdale! Met her ar Vikingsholm one day, the next at Pine Lodge at Sugar Pine Point! Both were excellant tours, personable too, I ended up proposing to her :)!
3/8/2016 6:03:43 PM Las Posadas State Forest by Las Posadas Hiker
It is definitely open to the public - I go hiking there regularly. No restrictions to entry - I see families walking, people running & mountain biking.
1/27/2016 12:48:16 PM Mitchell Caverns State Park by hbrown
Caverns are closed - Mitchell Caverns have been closed for four years. The SRA is being repaired and restored, but the opening date is still unclear. It was to open in February 2016, but that has now been cancelled, with no new date.
9/5/2015 1:03:52 AM Sugar Pine Point State Park by hikingbennette
- I wanted to thank Jenna for the lovely wedding tour she gave to my son and future daughter in law this week. Jenna was friendly, professional, enthusiastic, she answered all of the questions we had and was a great representative of California State Parks. Thank you!
8/13/2015 11:52:43 PM Hendy Woods State Park by greg villar
- My best memory is camping here as a young boy The hallowed out tree was my favorite. I revisted back in 2000 and want to see again with my teen children,# Would love to trout fish again!!! :(
6/14/2015 2:59:51 PM Fort Ross State Historic Park by Julia A. Hamilton
- On a return visit to Fort Ross State Historic Park, as usual I found the staff, exhibits, etc. to be in excellent condition. Whether you are a new visitor, or, as in my case, a return visitor you receive a thorough orientation and other information. All staff were first class in their conduct and information. As a Californian, it makes me proud to think of the out of town visitors and how they must be impressed by our State and local employees serving at these sites. I am so grateful that my mother insisted that, when we were growing up, we visit all historical sites regardless of the state we were in while we were traveling.
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