California State Parks

California

Planning Your California State Parks Vacation

Home to over 250 state parks, California is a dream getaway for any visitor. California State Parks offer a fascinating mixture of historical sites, pristine beaches, lush forests, historic gold mines, dramatic falls and expansive deserts. These state parks protect California’s most valuable cultural and natural resources and provide opportunities for exciting outdoor recreation.

Best California State Parks for Families

The massive network of state parks offers diverse ecosystems, a rich history, and sublime scenery. They provide excellent opportunities for families to escape from stressful city life and sample life in nature.

Best Places to Stay for State Parks in California

Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County, California
from $262
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4.0
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, California
from $99
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4.8
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Joshua Tree, San Bernardino County, California
from $98
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4.9
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Best California State Parks for Hiking

With 280 state parks, and a wealth of nature preserves, the state of California offers a perfect opportunity for visitors interested in enjoying natural landscape on foot.

Recommended Accommodations for California State Parks

House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Joshua Tree, San Bernardino County, California
from $98
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4.8
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House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Wrightwood, San Bernardino County, California
from $130
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4.8
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House ∙ 2 guests
Novato, Marin County, California
from $68
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4.5
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Best California State Parks for Adventure Sports

Whether you are looking for an extreme thrill or an ideal way to have fun with the family, California State Parks have the perfect adventure for you.

Top Offers for State Parks in California

House ∙ 2 guests
Pacific Beach, San Diego, California
from $72
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Truckee, Nevada County, California
from $179
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4.3
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House ∙ 2 guests
Valley Glen, Los Angeles, California
from $63
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5.0
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Vacation Rental Availability in California