California has many beautiful National Parks and Monuments. There is the awe-inspiring Yosemite, with its sheer granite walls and roaring waterfalls, arguably one of America's most spectacular parks, or, if you want to go where pine trees and tranquil pastureland meet the rocky coast, try Point Reyes National Seashores just north of San Francisco. Also in the north is Redwood National Park, which along with outstanding coastal scenery, has many miles of trails among magnificent old-growth redwood trees. In Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in the south, you can also find giant trees - including The General Sherman Sequoia tree, which with a 102 foot base circumference and 275 foot height is the largest living thing in the world.

Other National Parks in California include Channel Islands, Death Valley National Monument and Lassen Volcanic National Park.

The National Park Service maintains a total of 23 different units in California including nine National Parks. National Park Service areas offer visitors a wide variety of adventures from historical and cultural experiences to natural wonders which can be seen nowhere else on earth. Explore the links below to learn more about National Park Service locations in the Golden State of California.

Visit John Muir  National Historic Site Visit Lassen Volcanic NP Visit Whiskeytown Visit Lava Beds Visit San Francisco Maritime Visit Golden Gate Visit Fort Point Visit Pinnacles Visit Cabrillo Visit Joshua Tree Visit Devils Postpile Visit Mojave N Preserve Visit Death Valley Visit Santa Monica Mounains Visit Channel Islands Visit Sequoia & Kings Canyon Visit Yosemite Visit Manzanar Visit Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site Visit Muir Woods Visit Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Visit Point Reyes Visit Redwood


Click on any of the links below for Park Details, Printable (PDF) Maps, Brochures and Online Camping Reservations...

National Historic Parks & Monuments in Southern California:

National Historic Parks & Monuments in Central California

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National Historic Parks & Monuments in Northern California

California National Historic Trail
Various States, CA,CO,ID,KS,MO,NE,NV,OR,UT,WY
Channel Islands National Park
Ventura, CA
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley, CA,NV
Devils Postpile National Monument
the Sierra Nevada near Mammoth Lakes, CA
Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
Danville, CA
Fort Point National Historic Site
Presidio of San Francisco, CA
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA
John Muir National Historic Site
Martinez, CA
Joshua Tree National Park
Southern California between I-10 and Hwy 62; headquarters in Twentynine Palms, CA
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Mineral, CA
Lava Beds National Monument
Tulelake, CA
Manzanar National Historic Site
Independence, CA
Mojave National Preserve
Southern California between I-15 and I-40; headquarters in Barstow, CA
Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, CA
Old Spanish National Historic Trail
Pinnacles National Monument
Paicines, CA
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes, CA
Pony Express National Historic Trail
Various States, CA,CO,KS,MO,NE,NV,UT,WY
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
Concord Naval Weapons Station, CA
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Redwood National and State Parks
Del Norte & Humboldt counties , CA
Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park
Richmond , CA
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
San Francisco, CA
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Thousand Oaks, CA
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
In the southern Sierra Nevada in Tulare and Fresno counties, CA
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Whiskeytown, CA
Yosemite National Park
the Sierra Nevada, CA

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