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Our diverse parks and beaches have something for everyone. Find your next adventure!
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is now open for limited day-use access. Reservations are required. Visitors also can arrive by bus or bike.PLAN YOUR VISIT
Become a volunteer! There are new volunteer opportunities available at Natural Bridges State Beach, Half Moon Bay State Beach and more!REGISTER
The Fall Creek Unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is fully open! Check out the reopened trails for your next hike!EXPLORE
Campground facilities at Portola Redwoods State Park will close Friday, Aug. 5, for the remainder of the season due to drought conditionsLEARN MORE
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) is a vital partner with California State Parks, creatively working to ensure our cherished local parks and beaches are thriving and available to all. Friends’ innovative and collaborative community partnership provides support and investment for education, equity and inclusion, conservation, facilities improvements, historic preservation and cultural events.I want to help!