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The majority of California State Parks offer camping, many have lodging facilities that include cabins, yurts etc. Please visit the links provided for camping/campground information.

Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area in Westport, CA. features redwoods and is a popular spot for salmon and steelhead fishing.

Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park can only be reached by boat from McArthur CA. "Where the waters come together" is a translation of the word Ahjumawi. The waters which come together are Big Lake, Tule River, Ja-She Creek, Lava Creek, and Fall River.

Anderson Marsh State Historic Park is located on the southeast corner of Clear Lake, CA. Anderson Marsh's archaeological sites hold clues to the lives of the Pomo. Some sites are over 10,000 years old, making them among the oldest in California.

Andrew Molera State Park is located along the Big Sur River area. Andrew Molera State Park offers miles of trails through meadows, and beaches in Big Sur, CA.

Angel Island State Park Enjoy a short ferry ride, or visit by private boat from San Francisco, Tiburon, Oakland or Alameda. Angel Island State Park offers spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline. Angel Island has been used for a variety of purposes, including military forts and immigration centers.

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve preserves the absolute finest concentration of California’s state flower. Antelope Valley California Poppy State Reserve is located in Antelope Valley CA.

Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park presents the Great Basin Indian Cultures.There are exhibits on American Indian groups (both aboriginal and contemporary) of the Southwest, Great Basin, and California culture regions, since Antelope Valley was a major prehistoric trade corridor linking all three of these culture regions. Next to the museum is a self-guided nature trail, and an outdoor ceremonial arena. Occasionally guest Indian groups perform traditional dances and other programs. Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park is located in northeastern Los Angeles County.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a 600,000-acre park with desert garden includes a pupfish pond, Pupfish (also called Salton Sea pupfish) is a fish in the desert that evolved from conditions during the Ice Age. The pupfish can thrive in fresh water or saltwater, and they can survive temperatures. Pacific Crest Trail is the jewel in the crown of America’s scenic trails, spanning 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada, Pacific Crest Trail passes through Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is located in Borrego Springs, CA.

Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve preserves the stately Sequoia sempervirens, commonly known as the coast redwood. The ancient coast redwood is the tallest living thing on our planet! These remarkable trees live to be 500-1,000 years old, grow to a diameter of 12-16 feet, and stand from 200-250 feet tall. Some trees survive to over 2000 years and tower above 350 feet.The Parson Jones Tree is the tallest tree in the grove, measuring more than 310 feet in height. The Colonel Armstrong Tree is the oldest tree in the grove, estimated to be over 1400 years old. The Icicle Tree shows the unusual burl formations often found on redwood trees. Burls can weigh many tons and grow hundreds of feet above the forest floor. Why these growths occur remains a mystery. Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve is located 2 miles north of Guerneville, CA.

Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park preserves a 566-acre stand of native Joshuas and Junipers that once grew in great abundance. Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park is located a few miles west of the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, about half way between Lancaster and Gorman CA

Asilomar State Beach in the city of Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula is a narrow one-mile strip of sandy beach, with rocky coves, tidepools, and a 3/4-mile walking trail. Asilomar State Beach is adjacent to Sunset Drive in Pacific Grove CA.

Auburn State Recreation Area consists of 40-miles of the North and Middle Forks of the American river, in the heart of the gold country, at one time having thousands of gold miners. Auburn State Recreation Area is located in Auburn CA.

Austin Creek State Recreation Area is adjacent to Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. Austin Creek State Recreation Area is a paradise for the hiking and horseback riding, with twenty miles of trails. Austin Creek State Recreation Area is located in Guerneville, CA

Azalea State Reserve Each spring a profusion of western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale) pink and white blossoms scents the air. Azalea State Reserve is located in Trinidad, CA.

Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park preserves the site of a water-powered grist mill that was built in 1846. The mill and its 36-foot water wheel are protected as a state historic landmark and have been partially restored. A trail connects Bale Grist Mill SHP to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. Bale Grist Mill SHP is located 3 miles north of St. Helena, CA

Bean Hollow State Beach is where you can explore tide pools with anemones, crab, sea urchins and other marine inhabitants. Bean Hollow State Beach is located on the San Mateo Coast, CA

Benbow Lake State Recreation Area is a large day-use area, popular in the winter for salmon and steelhead fishing. Benbow Lake SRA is located 2 miles south of Garberville, CA.

Benicia State Recreation Area covers marsh, grassy hillsides and rocky beaches. Benicia State Recreation Area is located 1.5 miles west of Benicia CA

Benicia Capitol State Historic Park is the site of California’s third seat of government (1853-54.) It is the only pre-Sacramento capitol that survives. Benicia Capitol State Historic Park is located in Benicia CA.

Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area is a popular place for water-oriented recreation, fishing and windsurfing. It also features a bike trail. Bethany Reservoir SRA is located northeast of Livermore CA

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park has a three story, 26 room Victorian House Museum that stands as a memorial to John and Annie Bidwell. Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park is located in Sacramento, CA

Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park provides popular outdoor activites that include fishing for salmon, steelhead, shad, and cruising down the river. Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park is located in Sacramento, CA.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park is located in Boulder Creek, CA.

Bodie State Historic Park commerates a California gold-mining ghost town! Gold was struck in 1877. The interiors remain as they were left, and stocked with goods. Bodie State Historic Park is located 7 miles S of Bridgeport, CA.

Bolsa Chica State Beach is popular for surf fishing. Bolsa Chica State Beach is located in Huntington Beach and extends three miles from Sunset Beach, CA.

Border Field State Park is located 15 miles south of San Diego. Border Field State Park is located within the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, an important wildlife habitat. At Border Field State Park, the sand dunes and salt marshes give refuge to critically threatened and endangered birds: Western Snowy Plover, the California Least Tern, and the Light-footed Clapper Rail.

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park was home to the Wappo Indians until the 1840s. This park is great for trails, and horseback riding.

Brannan Island State Recreation Area is known as one of the best water recreation areas in the world. Brannan Island State Recreation Area consists of countless islands, marshes, and is a maze of waterways through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Brannan Island State Recreation Area now offers Wi-Fi Service! Brannan Island State Recreation Area is located few miles S of Rio Vista, CA.

Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Park Property preserves historic ranch property that is hidden in a pristine valley, just south of Half Moon Bay, CA

Burton Creek State Park has undeveloped forest, meadows, and streams. Burton Creek State Park is open in winter, being popular for cross-country skiing.

Butano State Park offers trails through coastal scrub and redwood forests. Butano State Park is located in the Santa Cruz mountains

Calaveras Big Trees State Park protects 2 groves of giant sequoias. Calaveras State Park is located northeast of Stockton, CA.

California Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside, CA. The park recaptures the time when "Citrus was King" in California.

California Mining and Mineral Museum Park Property in Mariposa CA. A visit to the California State Mining and Mineral Museum offers you the chance to explore the variety of California’s mineral wealth. The collection, which began in 1880, contains mining artifacts, rare specimens of crystalline gold, as well as beautiful gem and mineral specimens from California and around the world.

California State Capitol Museum is home of the California Legislature since 1869. There are restored historic offices and the building features exhibits and tours. Capitol Park (gardens in the surrounding Capitol Park) features memorials to significant events involving California: A Civil War Memorial Grove planted in 1897, A life-sized statue of Father Junípero Serra, The California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and The California Veterans Memorial. California State Capitol Museum is located in downtown Sacramento, CA.

California State Indian Museum displays exhibits and artifacts. California’s prehistoric population was made up of over 150 distinct tribal groups. A section of the museum features a hands-on area where visitors can try their hand at using Indian tools. California State Indian Museum is located in downtown Sacramento.

California State Railroad Museum features restored locomotives and cars, some dating back to 1862. California State Railroad Museum has a Steam-Powered Train, that run from April through September, where you can take a ride behind an authentic steam locomotive in Old Sacramento. California State Railroad Museum is located in Old Sacramento, CA.

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area offers spectacular views of San Francisco Bay, the East Bay Hills and San Bruno Mountain. There are a variety of recreational opportunities from windsurfing, fishing, bird watching and walking in this park. Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is located on the western shoreline of the San Francisco Bay, CA.

Cardiff State Beach often called the "Riviera of the West" has a sandy beach with warm water. Cardiff State Beach is located on the San Diego Coast.

Carlsbad State Beach has a small beach, located just south of Carlsbad CA.

Carmel River State Beach is a mile-long beach, a sugar white sandy beach. There's a bird sanctuary in the lagoon. Monastery Beach, also known as San Jose Creek Beach, is part of the park. Carmel River State Beach is a very very popular place for scuba divers. Carmel River State Beach is located at the end of the main street of Carmel By The Sea.

Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area offers trail riding, hill-climbs, professionally designed motocross track, four wheel drive obstacle course and a observed trials area. Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area is located between Tracy and Livermore, CA

Carpinteria State Beach has a mile of beach for swimming, surf fishing, tidepool exploring, whalewatching, birdwatching and marinelife viewing. This park is highly noted for seasonal whalewatching from it's shores! Carpinteria State Beach is located twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, CA.

Caspar Headlands State Reserve is located 4 miles north of the town of Mendocino, CA. Caspar Headlands State Natural Reserve contains a strip of rugged coastline that features wildflowers, sculpted rocks, and surf.

Caspar Headlands State Beach has miles of beach. Fishing is also popular off the beach and the beach is a good place to watch for migrating gray whales. Caspar Headlands State Beach is located two miles north of Russian Gulch.

Castaic Lake State Recreation Area is a reservoir. Castaic Lake State Recreation Area has 29 miles of shoreline, and a major attraction is the 425-foot tall Castaic Dam. The lake is stocked with bass, trout and catfish. Castaic Lake State Recreation Area is located just 41 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, CA.

Castle Crags State Park offers views of granite spires towering above the Sacramento River.

Castle Rock State Park is popular with backpackers and rock climbers, due to steep canyons, with unusual rock formations. Castle Rock State Park has 32 miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, these trails are part of extensive trail system that links the Santa Clara and San Lorenzo valleys with Castle Rock State Park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and the Pacific Coast.

Caswell Memorial State Park consists of 258 acres that preserves an aquatic habitat of of willows, oaks, and cottonwood trees.

Cayucos State Beach has a very popular fishing pier, and sandy beach. Cayucos State Beach is a great location for surfing and body surfing. I once lived in Cayucos and spent alot of time body surfing there, Its Great!. Cayucos is also a great place for seasonal whalewatching from the shore. There are several unique historical buildings and antique stores in Cayucos, well worth a visit.

China Camp State Park is the site of the San Francisco Bay Area’s last Chinese shrimpfishing village, dating to the 1880s.

Chino Hills State Park has 55 miles of trails among stands of oaks, sycamores, and rolling grassy hills. Chino Hills State Park is located near Riverside, CA

Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park features sandstone cave houses and religious drawings by Chumash Native Americans. Chumash Painted Cave State Park is located above Santa Barbara, CA.

Clay Pit State Vehicular Recreation Area is a motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and dune buggy use area. There is also a rifle range. Clay Pit State Vehiclular Recreation Area is located three miles from Oroville, CA.

Clear Lake State Park on California’s largest freshwater lake. Clear Lake State Park is popular for water recreation, fishing, boating, and water-skiing. Clear Lake State Park has an Indian Nature Trail that passes through the site of what was once a Pomo village. Clear Lake State Park is located near Kelseyville, CA

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is where you can learn about Colonel Allen Allensworth, a group of families, and individuals who believed they could create their own version of the “American Dream". Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park was founded, financed and governed by African Americans. Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is located just north of Bakersfield, CA

Columbia State Historic Park Time-travel to the 1850s, with a visit to this Gold Rush-era business district, that has been preserved, with shops, restaurants and hotels. Columbia State Historic Park is located three miles north of Sonora, CA

Corona Del Mar State Beach has a sandy beach popular with surfers and divers. Corona Del Mar State Beach is located at the east entrance to Newport Beach Harbor.

Crystal Cove State Park is located off Pacific Coast Hwy. between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach. Crystal Cove State Park, a 2,800-acre park is an undeveloped area of wooded canyons, open bluffs, and more than three miles of Pacific coastline.

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park has 24,677 acres of meadows, mountains, and oak woodlands. The excellent facilities for horseback riders, mountain bikers, and hikers are a big draw.

DL Bliss State Park Lake Tahoe beach trails.

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park has old growth coast redwood and eight miles of wild coastline, with two trails that lead down to the rocky coastline: Damnation Trail and Footsteps Rock Trail. Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park is located 7 miles south of Crescent City, CA

Dockweiler State Beach is a wide beach, beneath the takeoff path from Los Angeles International Airport.

Doheny State Beach is located on Del Obispo/Dana Harbor Drive, about 3 miles from San Juan Capistrano Mission.

Donner Memorial State Park has the Emigrant Trail Museum and the Pioneer Monument. Included in the museum are displays and information about one of the earliest pioneer wagon trains, the Donner Party. Donner Memorial State Park is located in Truckee, CA

Eastshore State Seashore encompasses 8.5 miles of East Bay shoreline, with vistas of San Francisco Bay.

El Capitan State Beach has a sandy beach, tidepools, and stands of sycamore and oaks along El Capitán Creek. El Capitan State Beach is located 17 miles W of Santa Barbara.

El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park is the site of the second oldest building in California, built in 1782. El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park is located in Santa Barbara, CA.

Emerald Bay State Park is located on the southwest corner of Lake Tahoe. Emerald Bay was designated an underwater state park.

Emma Wood State Beach has moderate ocean temperature, the makings of a great place for swimming, surfing and fishing. Emma Wood State Beach is located in Ventura, CA.

Empire Mine State Historic Park has the oldest, largest, deepest, and richest gold mine in California. The mine produced 5.6 million ounces of gold. Empire Mine State Historic Park contains many of the mine’s buildings, the owner’s home and restored gardens. Empire Mine State Historic Park is located in Grass Valley, CA.

Estero Bay State Park property has a rich diversity of marine habitats. The property includes Native American sites. Estero Bay State Park is located in San Simeon, CA.

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area is located in the Sierra-Nevada foothills, in the city of Folsom. There is an 18000-acre lake and recreation area.

Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park offers a colorful chapter of Sacramento history. Over 100 years ago, the Folsom Powerhouse brought electricity to Sacramento.

The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park located in Aptos, offers 10000 acres of rugged semi-wilderness, rising from sea level to steep coastal mountains of more than 2600 feet.

Fort Humboldt State Historic Park has a historical museum dedicated to telling the story of the Fort and the Native American groups. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park is located in Eureka, CA.

Fort Ord Dunes State Park is a newly opened park on the Monterey Peninsula.

Fort Ross State Historic Park is located 12 miles north of Jenner, CA. Fort Ross was a thriving Russian-American Company settlement from 1812 to 1841.

Fort Tejon State Historic Park has restored adobes from the original fort built in 1854. Fort Tejon State Historic Park is located near the top of Grapevine Canyon.

Franks Tract State Recreation Area is accessible only by water. Franks Tract State Recreation Area is a popular fly fishing destination, located southeast of Brannan Island between False River and Bethel Island.

Fremont Peak State Park offers expansive views of Monterey Bay, San Benito Valley, Salinas Valley, and the Santa Lucia Mountains. Fremont Peak State Park also features an astronomical observatory, open for public programs.

Garrapata State Park has two miles of beachfront, with trails running from ocean beaches into dense redwood groves. Garrapata State Park is located in South Carmel, CA.

Gaviota State Park is a popular spot for surf fishing. The pier is used by divers and surfers. Gaviota State Park is located 33 miles west of Santa Barbara CA.

George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area is surrounded by the Merced River. George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area is located in Hilmar, CA.

Governor's Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento CA. was home to the families of 12 other California governors.

Gray Whale Cove State Beach Gray whales can often be seen close to the beach. Gray Whale Cove State Beach is located on the San Mateo Coast, north of Montara CA.

Great Valley Grasslands State Park near the town of Gustine, preserves one of few intact examples of native grasslands on the floor of the California's Central Valley.

Greenwood State Beach theme is of a lumber town. Greenwood State Beach is found along the Mendocino County coastline, just north of Point Arena CA.

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park The Van Duzen River flows beside the campground. Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park is located about 20 miles from Eureka, CA

Grover Hot Springs State Park has a pool complex with a hot pool and a swimming pool fed by hot springs. Grover Hot Springs State Park is located in Markleeville, CA

Half Moon Bay State Beach located in Half Moon Bay, has four miles of sandy beaches

Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area is adjacent to Humboldt Lagoons State Park. Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area is a popular place for people who like to fish.

Hearst Castle State Historical Monument "The Enchanted Hill" high above the ocean at San Simeon. Hearst Castle encompasses the main house, guesthouses, pools, and 8 acres of cultivated gardens. A grand setting for William Randolph Hearst's collection of European antiques and art pieces. (The picture at the top of this page, shows a view of the main house of Hearst Castle).

Heber Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is composed of 343 acres of land, mostly dunes.

Hendy Woods State Park offers trails through both Big and Little Hendy Redwood Groves, and the Navarro River runs the length of the park. Hendy Woods State Park is located in the middle of the Anderson Valley wine district, in southwestern Mendocino County.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park near Felton, is home to a centuries old Redwood Grove that features a self-guided nature path. There are miles of hiking trails and fishing for steelhead and salmon in the San Lorenzo River is popular.

Henry W. Coe State Park is the largest state park in northern California. Within Coe Park are the headwaters of Coyote Creek, and other creeks. This park is popular for hikers, mountain bikers, backpackers, and horseback riders. Henry W. Coe State Park is located 13-miles east of Morgan Hil, CAl

Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area is a motorcycle, four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicle, and dune buggy use area. For Motorcyclist and ATV riders, the park offers 64 miles of trails in addition to motocross, vintage, TT, and mini-bike tracks. Four wheel drive enthusiasts will find over 24 miles of trails and a custom designed obstacle course. Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area is located six miles south of Hollister, CA

Humboldt Lagoons State Park is where you should bring your own boat and enjoy exploring the lagoons. At the beach you have access to six miles of beachcombing, bird watching, whale watching, and agate hunting is popular. There is also a three mile Coastal Trail. Humboldt Lagoons State Park is located on Highway 101 about 40 miles north of Eureka and 55 miles south of Crescent City, CA.

Humboldt Redwoods State Park encompasses nearly 53,000 acres, and is the largest remaining old growth redwood forest in the world!

Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area is California’s second largest off-road vehicular recreation area. This motorcycle, four-wheel drive, and all-terrain vehicle use area has about 130 miles of marked trails, Also, over 150 miles of National Forest off-road routes. Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area is located in Gorman, CA

Huntington State Beach is the site of a nesting sanctuary for the California least tern, also for the threatened snowy plover. Huntington State Beach is also very popular for surfing, skating, surf fishing, and there is a bicycle trail. Huntington Beach CA.

Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park preserves an outcropping of marbleized limestone with 1,185 mortar holes, the largest collection of bedrock mortars in North America. Indian Grinding Rock State Park is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, eight miles east of Jackson CA.

Indio Hills Palms Park Property contains some palm groves that include Hidden, Pushawalla, Briska, Macomber and Horseshoe palms.

Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, is a memorial to the writer and adventurer Jack London. There is a museum. Bicycling and horseback riding are permitted on some trails. A summer horseback riding concession is available in the park.

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park has about 20 miles of hiking and nature trails, and river access. Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park is located near Crescent City, CA

John Little State Reserve preserves and protects an area of steep, rugged cliffs on the Big Sur coast where Lime Creek enters the Pacific Ocean.

Jug Handle State Reserve features a 2.5-mile self-guided nature trail called The Ecological Staircase. Jug Handle State Natural Reserve is located one mile north of Caspar, CA

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur CA. has an absolutely beautiful 80-foot waterfall that drops from the cliff into the ocean.

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area offers recreation facilities in Baldwin Hills, CA

Kings Beach State Recreation Area in downtown Kings Beach, is a day-use only area, popular for water sports.

Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve features 317 acres of second growth redwood, douglas fir, grand firs, tanoaks, and rhododendrons. Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve is located 20 miles north of Jenne, CA. and adjacent to Salt Point State Park.

Lake Del Valle State Recreation Area located near Livermore CA.

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area near the city of Oroville, CA.

Lake Perris State Recreation Area is nestled between Moreno Valley and Perris, CA. There are many recreational activities at Lake Perris.

Lake Valley State Recreation Area features a championship 18-hole golf course in South Lake Tahoe.

Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park has a 19,000-square-foot Mansion that is open to the public as a museum. Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park is located in Sacramento CA.

Leo Carrillo State Park has tide pools, coastal caves, and is popular for swimming, surfing, windsurfing, surf fishing, beachcombing, and features back-country hiking. Leo Carrillo State Park is located near Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1.)

Leucadia State Beach is located in Encinitas.

Lighthouse Field State Beach also known as Point Santa Cruz. Monarch butterflies winter here. The lighthouse is home to California's first surfing museum. Lighthouse Field State Beach is located in Santa Cruz CA.

Limekiln State Park offers one of the most beautiful views of the Big Sur Coast. Limekiln State Park is located in Big Sur CA.

Little River State Beach has dunes and open beach, located near Eureka CA.

Los Angeles State Historic Park provides recreation and education in the heart of Los Angeles. There are several routes into the park’s main entrance at 1245 North Spring Street. If you have access to the Metro Rail, the park is less than a block away from the Chinatown Station on the gold line.

Los Encinos State Historic Park preserves a California rancho that includes the original nine-room de la Ossa Adobe, the two-story limestone Garnier building, a blacksmith shop, a natural spring, and a pond. Los Encinos State Historic Park is located in Encino, CA

Los Osos Oaks State Reserve has Dwarf oak trees growing on ancient sand dunes There are numerous walking trails and hiking trails with spectacular views of tidepools and the Pacific Ocean. Los Osos Oaks State Reserve is located just outside the town of Los Osos, CA.

MacKerricher State Park offers a variety of habitats; beach, tidepools, bluff, headland, dune, forest, lakes and wetland just north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1, near the town of Cleone.

Mailliard Redwoods State Reserve preserves and protects the coast redwood forest and associated wildlife habitat in in Mendocino County.

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is the site of California's largest hydraulic mine and shows results of hydraulic gold mining. This park also contains a 7,847 foot bedrock tunnel that served as a drain. The visitor center has exhibits on life in the old mining town of North Bloomfield.

Malibu Creek State Park features hiking, fishing, bird watching and horseback riding opportunities.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach has the famous Malibu Pier, that is excellent for saltwater fishing. The Malibu Lagoon beach features wetlands, flower gardens and a sandy beach, Malibu's Surfrider Beach has a long standing as a premier surfing beach.

Manchester State Park in Manchester, is excellent for steelhead and salmon fishing in the park’s two streams, Brush Creek and Alder Creek. Manchester State Park has five miles of sandy beach that stretches southward towards the Point Arena Lighthouse.

Mandalay State Beach is a day use area near Ventura with sandy ocean beach and adjacent coastal dunes.

Manresa State Beach in Manresa, CA. is popular with surf fishing, surfing, and recreation.

Marconi Conference Center State Historic Park is located two miles south of Marshall, CA. on hills overlooking Tomales Bay.

Marina State Beach is known for hang-gliding. Radio-controlled gliders and kites are also popular. Marina State Beach is located in Marina, 10 miles north of Monterey.

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is a 1848 gold discovery site, where you can see a replica of the original sawmill and over 20 historic buildings including mine, house, school, and store exhibits. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in present day Coloma California, is one of the most significant historic sites in the nation. Try panning for gold in the American River, Enjoy "Live History Days" and see California's first historic monument, the statue of James Marshall pointing at his gold discovery site.

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park located near Burney, has the 129-foot Burney Falls. Burney Creek originates from the park's underground springs and flows to Lake Britton.

McConnell State Recreation Area sits on the banks of the Merced River, south of Turlock. This state park is a popular area for fishing: catfish, black bass and perch.

McGrath State Beach located five miles south of Ventura, is one of the best bird-watching areas in California on the riverbanks of the Santa Clara River and sand dunes.

Mendocino Headlands State Park near downtown Mendocino features trails, popular with hikers, joggers and the park provides a site for whale watching. The Ford Museum features weekend lectures on area wildlife.

Millerton Lake State Recreation Area has over 40 miles of shoreline for water sports. The hills surrounding the lake provide good hiking opportunities. Millerton Lake SRA is 20 miles northeast of Fresno, CA.

Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve Mono Lake covers about 65 square miles. It is an ancient lake, over 1 million years old, one of the oldest lakes in North America. It has no outlet. Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve preserves the "tufa towers," calcium-carbonate spires and knobs.

Montana de Oro State Park has trails, hiking, walking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails. Montana De Oro State Park features rugged cliffs, very secluded sandy beaches, including 1,347-foot Valencia Peak. Montana De Ora State Beach is located in Los Osos, CA.

Montara State Beach has tide pools and a lighthouse, Point Montara Lighthouse. Montara State Beach is a great place to go surf fishing. Montara State Beach is located eight miles north of Half Moon Bay, CA.

Monterey State Historic Park is a collection of significant historic houses and buildings interspersed throughout Old Monterey. Step into the past on the “Monterey Walking Path of History” and view the site where Spanish explorers first landed in Monterey in 1602. See one of the nation’s last remaining whalebone sidewalk. Explore this two mile path and discover some of California’s most historic homes, buildings and beautiful gardens along the way.

Monterey State Beach is a favorite place for surfers, tidepool watchers and the underwater area of the park attracts scuba divers. The cities of Monterey and Seaside share the park, which has three separate beaches approximately a mile apart.

Montgomery Woods State Reserve in the heart of the Coast Range, has many trails with a fern forest. A trail follows Montgomery Creek upstream to five separate redwood groves that have never been logged. Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve is located 15 mi. from Comptche, CA.

Moonlight State Beach has a sandy beach, great for swimming, surfing and fishing, there are volleyball and tennis courts here. Moonlight State Beach is located in Encinitas.

Morro Bay State Park Morro Bay's most prominent landmark is Morro Rock. Morro Bay State Park has a great Museum of Natural History, also a marina and an 18-hole public golf course. The museum offers: nature walks, exhibits, lectures, puppet shows, tours and videos. Morro Bay State Park is located in Morro Bay CA. (The picture at the top of this page, shows a view of Morro Rock and the bay).

Morro Strand State Beach is a three-mile stretch of beautiful white sandy beach, great for strolling along the beach, making sandcastles, surf fishing, kite flying and a great beach for windsurfing. Morro Strand State Beach is located just north of Morro Bay CA.

Moss Landing State Beach offers birdwatching, fishing, surfing, windsurfing and horseback riding. Moss Landing State Beach is located in Moss Landing, CA.

Mount Diablo State Park in the San Francisco Bay Area offers hiking, biking and horseback riding to its 3,849 foot summit.

Mount San Jacinto State Park offers an opportunity to explore and enjoy a scenic high-country wilderness area enjoyed by hikers and backpackers. Mount San Jacinto stands 10,834 feet above sea level. There is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, and Pacific Crest Trail passes through the park. Mount San Jacinto State Park now offers Wi-Fi Service.

Mount Tamalpais State Park is where you can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay.

Natural Bridges State Beach has a famous natural bridge along the beach. This beach is famous for spotting birds, migrating whales and this park has a Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve. The preserve is a temporary home for over 100,000 Monarchs each winter. There is a demonstration milkweed patch area where visitors may view Monarch eggs and caterpillars. Natural Bridges State Beach has Wi-Fi Service!

New Brighton State Beach in the town of Capitola, features a nearby forest of Monterey pine and Coastal Live Oak.

Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area popular activities include: surfing, swimming, surf fishing, horseback riding and bird watching. Oceano Dunes in Oceano is the only California State Park where vehicles may be driven on the beach.

Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area has more than 80,000 acres of desert, open for off-highway exploration and recreation, and is where you will find DEVIL’S SLIDE: Has a 200 foot-high granite and sand island. BARREL SPRINGS: Has mesquite sand dunes. SHELL REEF: Is where you will find ragments of fossilized oyster shells. GAS DOMES: Has a natural phenomenon with volcano-like mud pots of bubbling liquid, and PUMPKIN PATCH: Has globular sandstone concretions. Ocotillo Wells SVRA is located near Borrego Springs, CA.

Old Sacramento State Historic Park is a California Historical Landmark with early Gold Rush commercial structures. Old Sacramento State Historic Park is located in downtown Sacramento. Old Sacramento State Historic Park has Wi-Fi Service!

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park presents history of early San Diego.

Olompali State Historic Park offers history. The Coast Miwok inhabited this area from as early as 6,000 BC. until the early 1850s. Olompali SHP is located three miles north of Novato, CA.

Pacheco State Park has the last remaining portion of the Mexican land grant, El Rancho San Luis Gonzaga. This land has been a horse and a cattle ranch since 1843. Now 2,600 acres are open for public use with trails for horse-back riding, hiking, and mountain biking. Pacheco State Park is located 20 miles east of Gilroy, CA.

Pacifica State Beach offers a wide crescent-shaped sandy beach for enjoying beach activities. Pacifica State Beach is located in Pacifica, CA.

Palomar Mountain State Park has 1,862 acres, and is one of the few Southern California areas with a Sierra Nevada-like atmosphere. Palomar Mountain SP is located in San Diego County.

Patrick's Point State Park offers several miles of hiking trails, a recreated Yurok Village, and a native plant garden. Patrick's Point SP is located in California's coast redwood country, 25 miles north of Eureka CA..

Pelican State Beach is a small park that sits on the Oregon border, 21 miles north of Crescent City, CA.

Pescadero State Beach has a mile-long shoreline, great for viewing the ocean. Pescadero State Beach is located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay, CA.

Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park has had a full-scale archaeological project conducted in the park, designed to locate and study evidence of the Native Americans who lived and worked at the Petaluma Adobe in the 19th century.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is a beautiful park located 26 miles south of Carmel, CA.

Picacho State Recreation Area Picacho was a gold mining town that now offers a diverse scenery, including beavertail cactus, wild burros, bighorn sheep and thousands of migratory waterfowl. Picacho SRA is located north from Winterhaven near the Mexican border.

Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park has the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in America, has been guiding mariners since 1872. Pigeon Point Light Station SHP is located 20 miles south of Half Moon Bay, CA

Pio Pico State Historic Park Pío Pico was the governor of California in 1832 and again in 1846. Pio Pico's fifteen room adobe home “El Ranchito” has been completely restored. Pío Pico SHP is located in Whittier, CA.

Pismo State Beach Clam Digging! Yummy Pismo Clams. Pismo State Beach also has the largest over-wintering colony of monarch butterflies in the U.S. Pismo State Beach is located in Oceano, CA.

Placerita Canyon State Park is located between the San Gabrial Mountains and the Mojave Desert. Placerita Canyon State Park preserves and protects the site of the first discovery of gold in California, in 1842.

Plumas-Eureka State Park offers California history in a high Sierra mountain setting. Across the street from the museum is the historic mining area. Plumas-Eureka SP is located just west of Blairsden, CA

Point Cabrillo Light Station is where you can explore a fully restored lighthouse. Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP is comprised of the lighthouse, three original lightkeeper houses and outbuildings.

Point Dume State Beach is noted for surfing, scuba diving and fishing. Point Dume is also a popular place to watch for California gray whales migrating during the December - March. Point Dume State Beach is located 25 miles from Santa Monica, CA.

Point Lobos State Reserve forms one of the richest underwater habitats in the world, very popular with divers. There are trails that follow the shoreline and lead to hidden coves. The area used to be the home of a turn-of -the-century whaling and abalone industry. Point Lobos State Reserve is located just south of Carmel, CA.

Point Lobos Ranch contains one of the world's largest native Monterey Pine forests, rare Gowen Cypress and rare Maritime Chaparra. Point Lobos Ranch property also contains significant Native American archaeological sites and an early twentieth century complex of ranch buildings.

Point Montara Light Station located 25 miles south of San Francisco, sits the preserved and restored Point Montara Lighthouse: A Fog Signal and Light Station, established in 1875.

Point Mugu State Park has 70 miles of hiking trails and is a popular beach for body surfing and surf fishing. Point Mugu SP is located in Malibu, CA. Point Mugu State Park now offers Wi-Fi Service!

Point Sur State Historic Park The Point Sur Lighthouse is the only complete turn-of-the century Lighthouse open to the public in California. Point Sur lighthouse has remained in continuous operation since 1889, buildings are being restored. Point Sur State Historic Park is located 19 miles south of Carmel, CA.

Pomponio State Beach is a day-use park with a sandy beach at the base of high sandstone bluffs. Ponio State Beach is located south of Half Moon Bay, CA.

Portola Redwoods State Park has one of the tallest redwoods (300 feet high) in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and eighteen miles of trails that crisscross the canyon and streams.

Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area located in Rancho Cordova, offers off-highway vehicle enthusiasts a variety of trails for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park Prairie Creek is a sanctuary of old growth coast redwood, popular for hiking, nature study, wildlife viewing, and beachcombing. Prairie Creek Redwood State Park is located 25 miles south of Crescent City, CA

Providence Mountains State Recreation Area has dramatic views of the surrounding Mojave Desert. Other features include Mitchell Caverns Natural Preserve. El Pakiva and Tecopa Caverns are filled with very intricate limestone formations. Providence Mountains SRA is located in the eastern Mojave Desert off of Interstate 40.

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park has a one-of-a-kind attraction that combines industrial heritage and railroad history. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park is home to Historic Jamestown and an intact and still-functioning steam locomotive repair and maintenance facility.

Red Rock Canyon State Park has scenic desert cliffs, and rock formations. This area was once home to the Kawaiisu Indians and was a Native American trade route for thousands of years. There are petroglyphs in the El Paso mountains. The park has miles of trails, and now protects significant paleontology sites and the remains of 1890s-era mining operations. Red Rock Canyon State Park is located 25 miles northeast of Mojave, CA.

Reynolds Wayside Campground has 38 acres of old growth Coast Redwoods and Douglas firs. There is no longer a campground, just a wayside park in Mendocino County.

Richardson Grove State Park Fishing for salmon and steelhead is popular and and a walk-through tree. Richardson Grove SP is located seven miles south of Garberville, CA.

Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach is made up of a number of coves or known as "pocket beaches" along the west end of the city of Malibu.

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is the place where the famous author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped spent his honeymoon in 1880. There is a five-mile hike to the top of Mt. St. Helena. Robert Louis Stevenson State Park is located seven miles north of Calistoga, CA.

Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach Known as Alameda Beach from the 1880s until the outbreak of World War II, it was an amusement center and day-trip destination for San Francisco and Bay Area residents.

Russian Gulch State Park is a headland that features the Devil’s Punch Bowl (a large, collapsed sea cave with churning water), Inland, there is a 36-foot high waterfall. Russian Gulch SP is located two miles north of Mendocino, CA

Saddleback Butte State Park Saddleback Butte, elevation 3,651 feet, is a granite mountaintop. The Little Butte Trail is about 2.5 miles to the peak, At the top, enjoy a breathtaking 360° view over the Antelope Valley and east across the Mojave desert. Located 17 miles east of Lancaster.

Salinas River State Beach is home to many species of wild birds. The beach is a popular fishing site. Salinas River SB is located one mile south of Moss Landing

Salt Point State Park has 20 miles of hiking trails, over six miles of rugged coastline, and an underwater park. Tafoni is the Italian word for cavern. It is a natural phenomenon that is common along the sandstone near the ocean's edge at Gerstle Cove and Fisk Mill.

Salton Sea State Recreation Area is one of the world's largest inland seas, 45 miles long and 20 miles wide, a popular site for boaters, kayakers, water-skiers, birdwatchers and fisherman. Because the sea's low altitude (227 feet below sea level), atmospheric pressure improves speed and ski boat engine performance. Salton Sea SRA is located 30 miles south of Indio, CA.

Samuel P. Taylor State Park is located is 15 miles west of San Rafael, CA.

San Bruno Mountain State Park is a day-use park that has hiking trails. Radio Road, leading up from near the main entrance, affords visitors the opportunity to drive to the summit of the Mountain and enjoy breathtaking views north to Mt. Tamilpias, south of Mt. Diablo, east to the Oakland foothills, and west to the Farallon Islands.

San Buenaventura State Beach has two miles of sandy beach, sand dunes and a 1,700-foot pier. San Buenaventura SB is located in Ventura, CA

San Clemente State Beach is one of the most popular beaches in California. The mile long beach attracts water sports enthusiasts. San Clemente SB is located in San Clemente, CA.

San Elijo State Beach located 3/4 mile north from San Elijo is popular with snorklers and divers.

San Gregorio State Beach includes a protected, driftwood-strewn estuary, located 10.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay.

San Juan Bautista State Historic Park is one of California’s 21 Spanish era mission church sites. San Juan Bautista includes several structures built in the 1800s, the Plaza represent what was once the “town square” of the largest town in central California. San Juan Bautista State Historic Park is located in San Juan Bautista, CA.

San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area has three lakes, the San Luis Reservoir, O’Neill Forebay, and Los Banos Creek Reservoir, all noted for boating and board sailing.

San Onofre State Beach located just south of San Clemente includes three distinct areas: San Onofre Bluffs, San Onofre Surf Beach, and San Mateo Campground. San Onofre Surf Beach offers a world renowned and historical surf break.

San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park located next to the San Diego Wild Animal Park. State Park volunteers conduct tours of the facility and stage living history programs.

San Simeon State Park offers a beautiful panoramic view of the ocean, rocky shore, and Hearst Castle, located in the mountain range behind the park. San Simeon State Park includes the Pa-nu Cultural Preserve, which contains a significant archeological site that has been dated to 5850 years before the present, and it contains significant evidence documenting prehistoric technology. San Simeon State Park is located 5 miles south of the Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument Visitor Center. The community of Cambria is located 2 miles to the South.

Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park located in downtown Santa Cruz, CA. Misión la Exaltacion de la Santa Cruz was the 12th mission built in California. It was completed during the 1790s, the Neary-Rodriguez Adobe was built in 1791 and is the last of the mission’s buildings to survive.

Santa Monica State Beach has a two mile long beach and a running strip along the beach.

Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park is a day-use area that has natural, historical, cultural significance, and panoramic views.

Schooner Gulch State Beach preserves a scenic spot along the Mendocino Coast. Schooner Gulch State Beach is located three miles south of Point Arena, CA

Seacliff State Beach is known for its fishing pier and concrete freighter. Seacliff State Beach is located in Aptos, CA.

Shasta State Historic Park intense activity that was centered here during the California gold rush. There is a row of old, half-ruined, brick buildings as a reminder of California’s northern mining district. The County Courthouse is restored to its 1861 appearance. Shasta SHP is located six miles west of downtown Redding.

Silver Strand State Beach features beaches on both the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. The bay side of the park offers views of San Diego Bay. Beachcombers can often find moonsnails, concleshells, and an occasional sand dollar in the sand.

Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area was formed by the 249-foot Cedar Springs Dam. Silverwood Lake is popular for hiking trails, swimming beaches and designated areas for boating, water-skiing and fishing. Silverwood Lake SRA is located 20 miles north of San Bernardino, CA

Sinkyone Wilderness State Park area has come to be called the "Lost Coast." Sinkyone Wilderness SP on the Mendocino Coast.

Smithe Redwoods State Reserve features a 60-foot waterfall, and is popular for fishing and swimming in the south fork of the Eel River. Smithe Redwoods SNR is located near Leggett, CA

Sonoma State Historic Park is a scattering of historical attractions consisting of six midtown locations and site of the northernmost Franciscan Mission in California and birthplace of the California State Bear Flag.

Sonoma Coast State Beach with natural arches and secluded coves. Sonoma Coast State Park is located between Jenner and Bodega Bay, CA.

South Carlsbad State Beach is a San Diego beach that features swimming, surfing, skin diving, fishing.

South Yuba River State Park offers many scenic vistas, hiking trails, swimming holes and the longest single-span covered bridge in the world. South Yuba River SP is located in Bridgeport.

Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area located 1.5 miles north of Leggett, CA is "gateway to the tall trees country," with one of the few virgin redwood stands remaining in this area.

State Indian Museum State Historic Park The museum displays exhibits and artifacts illustrating the cultures of the state’s first inhabitants. California’s prehistoric population, one of the largest and most diverse in the Western hemisphere, was made up of over 150 distinct tribal groups. State Indian Museum State Historic Park is located in downtown Sacramento

Stone Lake State Park Property is located on the southern edge of the Sacramento metropolitan area, to preserve and protect two rare natural Central Valley lakes, provides wintering grounds for a variety of waterfowl and other migratory birds, and contains a number of Native American occupancy sites.

Sugar Pine Point State Park contains one of the finest remaining natural areas on Lake Tahoe, with nearly two miles of lake frontage, and Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (also known as Pine Lodge), a summer home built in 1903.

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park contains the headwaters of Sonoma Creek, a25-foot waterfall flows after the winter rains and numerous hiking trails. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park is located seven miles east of Santa Rosa.

Sunset State Beach is located just west of Watsonville, features 200-foot high sand dunes.

Sutter's Fort State Historic Park highlights the reconstruction of Sutter's Fort in the 1890s. In 1839 a Swiss immigrant named John Sutter create a flourishing agricultural empire and named it New Helvetia. Sutter’s properties were overrun by gold seekers and the fort is all that remains of New Helvetia. It has been restored to its former state based on an 1847 map published in Darmstadt, Germany. Sutter's Fort State Historic Park now offers Wi-Fi Service! Sutter's Fort State Historic Park is located in Sutter's Creek, CA

Tahoe State Recreation Area this 57-acre park offers excellent views of the lake, direct access to the lake shoreline, and a pier.

The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park has over 30 miles of trails, and evidence of logging operations, and mill sites. The Forest of Nisene Marks SP is located in Aptos, CA.

Tijuana Estuary Point of Interest offers four miles of walking trails,through bird watching areas and down to the river mouth where the Tijuana River meets the Pacific Ocean. Tijuana Estuary is a small intertidal coastal estuary on the international border between California and Mexico.

Tolowa Dunes State Park area serves as an important stopover on the Pacific flyway for thousands of migrating ducks, geese and swans. The Smith River is a good place for salmon and steelhead fishing, and cutthroat trout can be taken at Lake Earl. 2 miles north of Crescent City

Tomales Bay State Park is a coastal area of sheltered coves, and forest of Bishop pines. Tomales Bay State Park is located in Tomales Bay, CA.

Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park Tomo-Kahni, or "Winter Village," was the site of a Kawaiisu (Nuooah) Village. The Kawaiisu migrated from the Great Basin and made the Tehachapi their home for two to three thousand years. Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park is located in Tehachapi.

Topanga State Park features 36 miles of trails located entirely within the Los Angeles city limits and is considered the world’s largest wildland within the boundaries of a major city.

Torrey Pines State Beach wide, sandy beach stretches 4 1/2 miles from Del Mar past Los Peñasquitos Lagoon to the base of sandstone cliffs at Torrey Pines Mesa.Torrey Pines State Beach is located in Delmar, CA

Torrey Pines State Reserve is the home of our nation's rarest pine tree - Pinus torreyana. It now grows only here and on Santa Rosa Island off the coast near Santa Barbara. The park preserves not only the trees, but also the last salt marshes and waterfowl refuges in Southern California. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California

Trinidad State Beach has a sandy beach, tucked in a secluded cove near the town of Trinidad.

Tule Elk State Reserve protects a herd of tule elk. Tule Elk State Natural Reserveis is located north of Gorman, south of Buttonwillow, CA

Twin Lakes State Beach has a mile of sandy beach, and is adjacent Schwan's lake, a good location for bird watching. The small craft harbor in downtown Santa Cruz is approximately in the middle of Twin Lakes State Beach.

Van Damme State Park is richest in terms of historical resources connected with the redwood lumber industry along the Mendocino Coast.

Verdugo Mountains State Property preserves and protecst as urban open space a remnant of natural lands located near the city of Glendale.

Washoe Meadows State Park named for the Native Americans who inhabited the area for thousands of years. The park lands have not been developed

Wassama Round House State Historic Park was used by local Native Americans as a ceremonial meeting place. The park features special events and tours. Wassama Round House State Historic Park is located five miles northwest of Oakhurst, CA

Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park a complex set of 17 separate sculptural pieces built on a residential lot in the community of Watts. The Watts Towers are one of only nine works of folk art listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park The Temple of the Forest Beneath the Clouds. The temple is the oldest continuously used Chinese temple in California. The Temple is located in the heart of Weaverville, CA.

Westport-Union Landing State Beach was named for two early day communities. Westport, a sawmill town, is still in existence and Union Landing now consists of only a few buildings. Both of these settlements were famous for supplying lumber and railroad ties, and Tan Oak bark to the schooners which anchored off shore.Located 19 miles north of Fort Bragg.

Wilder Ranch State Park has 34 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, several restored buildings once belonging to the Wilder family are preserved. Wilder Ranch State Park is located north of Santa Cruz.

Will Rogers State Beach is one and three-quarters mile along the shore, off the Pacific Coas Hwy.

Will Rogers State Historic Park In the early 1930s, Will Rogers was the most popular and highest paid actor in Hollywood. During the 1920s, he bought land in Santa Monica, where he developed a ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in what is now known as Pacific Palisades. Will Rogers' ranch consisted of a 31-room ranch house, a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, polo field, golf course, and hiking trails

William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park During the Gold Rush and afterwards, a succession of pack-mule trains, travelers on foot, herds of cattle and sheep, freight wagons, stagecoaches and riverboats moved up and down the valley and along the river. Located south of Redding.

William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach is a beautiful little sandy beach spot, with a protected cove. The beach is located directly across Highway One from the Hearst Castle in the little scenic town of San Simeon CA.

Woodland Opera House State Historic Park has live entertainment on a year-round basis. Woodland Opera House is still a stopping place for actors, musicians, and entertainers. The Woodland Opera House is located in historic downtown Woodland, CA.

Zmudowski State Beach is popular for fishing perch, kingfish, sole, flounder, halibut, bocaccio (tomcod), jacksmelt, lingcod, cabezon, salmon, and steelhead. The sandy beach is also popular with bird watchers and equestrians. Zmudowski State Beach is located 20 miles northwest of Monterey, CA


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