California State Parks

State Parks are back in business!

For less than the cost of tickets to the movies, a family can spend an afternoon or an entire vacation exploring their state parks.

California State Parks contain hundreds of miles of coastline, thousands of miles of hiking and riding trails, nearly 1000 miles of lake, reservoir and riverfront areas. Wild and scenic lands, underwater preserves, family friendly destinations and an incredibly diverse collection of cultural holdings are available to all visitors throughout the year.

Locally, we have a number of options, including:

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Heber Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area

Indio Hills Palms

Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area

Picacho State Recreation Area

Salton Sea Recreation Area

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Also, there are some exciting new developments in state parks, including a new reservations service coming this August, as well as an interactive online feature that allows users to visit beautiful state parks right from a computer, tablet or smart phone. For more information, please visit the State Park’s website at