California State Parks

  • Agency: California State Parks
  • Address: 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, 95814 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: (800) 777-0369
Fax: 916-654-6374

California State Parks is located at 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, 95814 CA. The California State Parks phone number is (800) 777-0369.

California State Parks News

Have you experienced the amazing Sunset State Beach? Sunset SB is home to introduced Monterey pine, Bishop pine and Monterey cypress that support an understory of coyote brush and sea fig which shelter California pocket mice, pinyon mice, chestnut-backed chickadees and Steller’s jays. Discover more and plan your next adventure at

#SnapshotSunday is your day to show off the images you captured over the week and weekend! Show off your best photos from adventures near and far.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park’s rugged terrain, beautiful textures, and amazing sky (day and night) makes it a must-visit destination for photographers and adventurers alike. Want to #InventYourAdventure there this fall? Get started at

The latest issue of the #CAStateParks Weekly Digest 📰 is now live at: Inside this issue we profile: ▪️What employee training opportunity took place underwater? 🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️ ▪️Which historical structure was lit up with lights and images? 🌌 ▪️ What characters inspired staff this past Halloween? 🎃 ▪️Plus postcard photos from around the state 📸📱🤳 ...and more!

#CAStateParks K9 Torq is excited for the weekend, how about you? Where will you explore the first weekend in November? Share your plans with us! Need help with places where you can #InventYourAdventure? Get started with us at

The Office of Historic Preservation’s is now live honoring the six recipients of the Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards! Watch it here:

Make sure to watch the Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards ceremony being live-streamed today from Sacramento at 1 p.m. on the Office of Historic Preservation’s Facebook:

Happy Halloween! What spooky sights and sounds have you experienced when exploring California?

Fall colors aplenty! What is on your list of places to explore this fall? Any family traditions? Need help planning your next adventure or starting a new family tradition? Plan yours at

Tune in this week to watch for the Governor’s Historic Preservation Awards for the first time being live-streamed on the Office of Historic Preservation’s Facebook November 1. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. and will honor six recipients whose projects represent exemplary achievements on behalf of preserving California’s richly diverse heritage.

‪Happy #SnapshotSunday! What sights did you capture this weekend? 📸 ‬ ‪Photo: Cuyamaca Rancho State Park‬ ‪Interpreter Michele Hernandez collects apples from a local tree for Apple Fest.‬

‪Did You Know: Wildfires also impact the ground’s ability to absorb water, leading to potential floods. Be prepared with these great tips from California Department of Water Resources‬

The latest issue of the #CAStateParks Weekly Digest 📰 is now live at: Inside this issue we profile: ▪️Ghost at Railroad Museum? Who you gonna call? 👻 ▪️Which district received inspiration from the Golden State Warriors? 🏀 ▪️Why do we have November 1 circled on our calendar? 🗓 ▪️Plus postcard photos from around the state 📸📱🤳 ...and more!

Check out this great event this weekend at Hollister Hills SVRA!

Join the live stream of today's California State Historical Resources Commission meeting at

Bambi artist Tyrus Wong, featured in today’s Google Doodle, had his first tenuous steps in America at what is now Angel Island State Park. The US Immigration Station, Angel Island, processed immigrants from around the world, between 1910-1940. The detention barracks is now a museum where poems and drawings cover the wooden walls. Tyrus, as a young boy traveled alone across the Pacific, and did not draw while on Angel Island, but does tell a story of using a radiator in the room to watch chewing gum melt, a game he created to occupy the long days while he waited for a decision from immigration officials. The barracks is open for tours Wed.-Sun., Angel Island State Park is open daily and accessible by public ferry from San Francisco or Tiburon, or by private boat. To learn more about Angel Island State Park, please visit

Thank you to the members of our #CAStateParks family who greet our visiting guests and help make their adventures memorable and safe. Interested in how you can also #LiveTheParksLife? Connect with us at and CA State Parks Jobs to discover more than 75 job openings and exam opportunities statewide with us! #ThankYouThursday

Join us this Friday for the next State Historical Resources Commission meeting. The meeting begins at 10 am at Los Angeles City Hall and can be streamed live at Meeting items include Consent Calendar approval and a progress report on the National Register of Historic Places. Discover more details at

Have you explored Hendy Woods State Park yet? The park offers not one, but TWO groves of towering redwoods and 5 miles of trails, including Big Hendy Grove’s wheelchair-accessible Discovery Trail! Plan your next adventure now at:

California State Parks is happy to be part of 5-year old London's adventure today as a Ghostbuster! Born with a heart defect, London has had four open heart surgeries. During this time, the iconic movie was one of the things that helped lift his spirits. Thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, London saved the city of Sacramento from ghosts today. He followed a trail of slime and zapped ghosts at the California State Railroad Museum and the old Eagle Theatre. The little hero then took down the Marshmallow Man at the Old Sacramento Waterfront, where Mayor Darrell Steinberg presented him with the key to the city. We wish London and his family all the best! #LondonSavedtheDay #Ghostbusters #WhoYaGonnaCall

Fall in California not only means cooler temperatures, but also amazing colors. Where do you like to go to experience autumn in the Golden State? Looking for your next adventure destination? can help you get started.

Happy #SnapshotSunday! Fall is an amazing time in California to explore from sunrise to sunset. What sights did you take in on your adventures? Share them with us!

Escape from the norm this weekend with us! Search among 280 state parks by location and feature to find the one that best fits how you want to #InventYourAdventure at

The latest issue of the #CAStateParks Weekly Digest 📰 is now live at: Inside this issue we profile: ▪️A special ocean safety and first aid course for elementary school students ⛑ ▪️Why a team from Chilean National Parks were visiting us 🤝 ▪️Which celebrity motored to Colonel Allensworth SHP 💪📼 ▪️Plus postcard photos from around the state 📸📱🤳 ...and more!

Mark Your Calendars! Next Friday, October 26, is the California State Historical Resources Commission meeting. You can view it live (or archived replay) at Details on this and other upcoming commission meetings can be found at: