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  • 1864 - 2014
    Commemorating 150 Years
  • Emerald Bay State Park
    A National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier carved granite.
  • Bodie State Historic Park
    Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets
    of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people.
  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP
    The mixed understory includes tanoak, madrone, red alder, big leaf maple, and California bay.
    Ground cover is dense with a wide range of species.
  • Carpinteria State Beach
    Twelve miles south of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria State Beach offers a mile of beach for swimming, surf fishing,
    tidepool exploring and camping.
  • Hearst San Simeon SHM
    La Cuesta Encantada, "The Enchanted Hill" high above the ocean at San Simeon, was the creation of two extraordinary
    individuals, William Randolph Hearst and architect Julia Morgan.

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Passes are also available for purchase at most units of the California State Park System


Upcoming Park Events

  • 1 Aug

    Wings Over the Basin

    A Special Event! Wings Over the Basin August 1-3, 2014 Celebrating the 40-Year Anniversary of the Historic Marbled Murrelet Nest Discovery, Big Basin Redwoods State Park invites those who love b ... ... Read More

    1 Aug

    Big Basin Nature Club

    August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10am August 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no program August 23) This fun program is for childr ... ... Read More

    1 Aug

    Twilight Hike

    Monday, August 4 and Monday, August 11 at 7 pm Friday, August 1 at 8 pm Saturday, August 9 at 8 pm Join us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. Experience the turning of the day into night in ... ... Read More

  • 2 Aug

    Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

    Saturdays, August 2, 16, 23 and 30 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch I ... ... Read More

    2 Aug

    Wool, Spinning, and Weaving

    Saturday, August 2 from 1 pm to 2 pm How did an isolated settlement clothe the hundreds of people who lived there? Take an in depth look at the cloth industry of Mission Santa Cruz. We will follow the ... ... Read More

    3 Aug

    Discover Big Basin!

    Saturday, August 2 at 12 pm Sunday, August 3 at 12 pm Sunday, August 24 at 12 pm On this 4-hour, 4-mile leisurely hike with Docent Barry Grimm we’ll traverse old-growth redwood and Douglas-fir fores ... ... Read More

    4 Aug

    Twilight Hike

    Monday, August 4 and Monday, August 11 at 7 pm Friday, August 1 at 8 pm Saturday, August 9 at 8 pm Join us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. Experience the turning of the day into night in ... ... Read More



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