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Kings Canyon National Park © Ben Prepelka
Grizzly Falls
Death Valley National Park Death Valley National Park © Rafael Zhadanovskiy
Death Valley National Park, Zabriskie Point, California, January 2007
Death Valley National Park © George Bowers
Point Reyes National Seashore McClures Beach © Rob Nuti
Wave crash looking south from McClures Beach
Yosemite National Park Lumbert Dome and River © John Cartlidge
Lumbert Dome in Yosemite NP California
Yosemite National Park Sunny Tourist Day © Don Wong
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks © Dewese Milstead
Yosemite National Park Yosemite valley © Edward Hardam
View of Yosemite valley with El Capitan and Bridelveil Fall.
Small Boy Fishing © stateparks.com
Gone fishin.
Picnic Table © stateparks.com
It is always a great day for a picnic in the park.
Oh Yell © stateparks.com
From alien rock formations, to natural salt plains, there is so much to see here one trip is never enough. Take the opportunity to visit Death Valley, and you will be so gripped by its splendour you will want...more
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California Parks Visitor Reviews
11/5/2020 11:05:14 AM San Simeon Beach State Park
Bald Eagle Sighting - Today, Thursday 11/5/2020, my wife and I walked to the end of the San Simeon State Beach trail through the cypress canopy. At the end of the canopy we saw 2 bald eagles perched high above us. No option to upload a photo which we were lucky enough to capture.
Look out for rattlesnakes in rocks -
2/13/2019 2:11:10 AM Stanislaus National Forest by Mark
A fan favorite - Scenes was in Little House on the Prairie episode The Lord Is My Shepard. A favorite of LH fans and loved the mountain scenes. Often talked about and commented the beauty of it.
8/4/2018 2:29:58 PM San Simeon Beach State Park
San Simeon State Beach, Cambria, CA - Made reservations for 3 days; set up camp (tent and trailer) and took dog for two walks (on leash) and the ticks and foxtails were terrible and had to leave; we were there 6 hours! We were at Washburn campground; maybe try the lower camp; not as primitive. Very disappointed.
6/23/2018 4:17:05 PM Benbow Lake State Recreation Area by Richard Wielputz
Nice park. - This was my first time here. We were traveling late and finding all other campgrounds full we tried it. Very pleased to find out it was newly reopened this year. Back loop is very nice and woodsy, Bathrooms were beautiful and clean. Not too noisy from the highwY. Sorry lake is gone but I highly recommend the campground, so close to Avenue of Giants. 4 people total in campground on June 21st a Thursday so very private feel. Site 33 was awsome with a thick woods backdrop. Really nice.
10/20/2017 8:52:42 AM Jug Handle State Reserve by KathyA
Funtastic Adventure - This is the best of all nature worlds! Hiking in the trees, beach access and you can walk the bluffs if you would like to. This is an amazing trail that will amaze you with eyecandy of redwoods and ocean!
9/28/2017 3:42:24 PM Henry Willard Coe State Park
One of my favorite backpacking spots! - This park is great for finding solitude, and you do not need to get permits months in advance! Here are two trip reports I wrote that describe my backpacking trips in Henry Coe. To Coit Lake - https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/henry-coe-coit-lake/ To Mississippi Lake - https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/henry-coe-mississippi-lake/
9/11/2017 8:51:58 AM San Simeon Beach State Park
family favorite - on our last trip we took our dog - over 50% of the guests had dogs - however no dogs were permitted on the beach or trails - we had to load up and drive either north or south to find dog friendly hikes and beaches - we ended up leaving 2 days early
8/20/2017 3:08:53 AM Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park by pierre4321
Gods Backyard - My late wife and I spent a week up in Jedediah Smith campgrounds while traveling through Northern California. What a beautiful place, the trees are just .....wow! You have to experience camping out with the trees, it is something you will never forget.
7/24/2017 8:34:02 AM Leo Carrillo State Park by Joe Daquino
showers beach area. - Not working having moms with kids washing them in the sink after the use of restroom hands and feet. Not good Health Dept Matter.Your showers have not worked for around 4 years.
3/29/2017 3:04:20 AM Negro Bar State Park by chuck
swimmer - anybody remember the cave at the cliff that went to the basement of the house.
8/4/2016 10:32:59 AM McNee Ranch State Park by diwatafb
A strenuous but visually rewarding park. -
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