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.
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.
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: