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 ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Racquet Club West, Palm Springs, California
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Deepwell Estates, Palm Springs, California
from $295
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Palm Springs, Riverside County, California
from $160
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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 State Parks in California

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Joshua Tree, San Bernardino County, California
from $54
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Lone Pine, Inyo County, California
from $54
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mary Lake, Redding, California
from $110
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4.8
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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 ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Fawnskin, San Bernardino County, California
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Big Bear, San Bernardino County, California
from $53
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House ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Grass Valley, Nevada County, California
from $133
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