State Parks & Beaches

Camping is one of the amazing things to do in California and California's State Parks Beaches are a great place for camping. California's State Parks & Beaches make up the most diverse natural and cultural park system in the nation. There are over 1.3 million acres of land in California to hike or bike through, pristine California coastline to surf, California ghost towns to tour, and ancient California redwood groves to admire and treasure. These are the places that speak to the soul. You'll find something extraordinary here and when you do, remember that California's State Parks and Beaches need you as much as you need them.

Select from the following Regions:
1) Central Coast  
2) San Francisco Bay Area    
3) San Diego County    
4) Los Angeles County    
5) Orange County    
6) Inland Empire  

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

Southern California State Parks & State Beaches:
4) Los Angeles County:
5) Orange County:
7) San Diego County:
6) & 12) Southern California Desert and Inland Empire: (coming soon)
  • Anza Borrego
  • Salton Sea
  • Silverwood Lake
  • California Citrus
  • Lake Perris
  • Saddleback Butte
  • Antelope Valley Indian Museum and Poppy Reserve
  • Red Rock Canyon
  • Fort Tejon
Central California State Parks & State Beaches:
3) Central Coast:
Central Inland and Gold Country:
  • Mt. Diablo and Carnegie
  • Bodie Ghost Town and Mono Lake
  • Indian Grinding Rock
  • Columbia and Railtown 1897
  • Calaveras Big Trees
  • Colonel Allensworth
Northern California State Parks & State Beaches:
San Francisco:
Historic Sacramento
Gold Country
  • Empire Mine
  • Marshall Gold Discovery
Lake Tahoe Area
Emerald Bay ? D.L. Bliss ? Sugar Pine Point
Heart of the North ? Bidwell Mansion ? MacArthur Burney Falls ? Castle Crags ? Weaverville Joss House
Northern Coast & Redwoods ? Jedediah Smith ? Prairie Creek Redwoods ? Patrick's Point ? Richardsons Grove
Mendocino Coast ? MacKerricher ? Mendocino Headlands Van Damme
Sonoma Coast Region ? Armstrong Redwoods ? Sonoma Coast Beaches ? Ft. Ross ? Salt Point
Wine Country ? Jack London ? Petaluma Adobe ? General Vallejo Home ? Sonoma Mission and Barracks

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