California State Parks: List by County

Since California has so many state parks I figured I would create a page which lists them all and then links to the posts I have made on the different parks I have been able to visit. I would love to get to all of these one day, but until then hopefully it will help you find something interesting and new in your area. Be sure to comment which is your favorite. They are broken up by county and the ones I have been to are linked.


  • Albany State Marine Reserve
  • Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Lake Del Valle State Recreation Area
  • Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
  • Eastshore State Park
  • Emeryville Crescent State Marine Reserve
  • Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area


  • Grover Hot Springs State Park




  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park


  • Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area

Contra Costa

Del Norte

  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Pelican State Beach
  • Tolowa Dunes State Park

El Dorato

  • D. L. Bliss State Park
  • Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park
  • Emerald Bay State Park
  • Lake Valley State Recreation Area
  • Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
  • Washoe Meadows State Park
  • Auburn State Recreation Area
  • Folsom Lake State Recreation Area


  • Millerton Lake State Recreation Area





  • Anderson Marsh State Historic Park
  • Clear Lake State Park

Los Angeles


  • Wassama Round House State Historic Park



  • California State Mining and Mineral Museum


  • Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area
  • Caspar Headlands State Beach
  • Caspar Headlands State Natural Reserve
  • Greenwood State Beach
  • Hendy Woods State Park
  • Jug Handle State Natural Reserve
  • MacKerricher State Park
  • Mailliard Woods State Natural Reserve
  • Manchester State Park
  • Mendocino Headlands State Park
  • Mendocino Woodlands State Park
  • Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve
  • Navarro River Redwoods State Park
  • Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park
  • Reynolds Wayside Campground
  • Russian Gulch State Park
  • Schooner Gulch State Beach
  • Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve
  • Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
  • Van Damme State Park
  • Westport-Union Landing State Beach
  • Sinkyone Wilderness State Park


  • George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area
  • Great Valley Grasslands State Park
  • McConnell State Recreation Area
  • San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area
  • Pacheco State Park



  • Andrew Molera State Park
  • Asilomar State Beach
  • Carmel River State Beach
  • Fort Ord Dunes State Park
  • Garrapata State Park
  • Hatton Canyon
  • John Little State Natural Reserve
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • Limekiln State Park
  • Marina State Beach
  • Monterey State Historic Park
  • Monterey State Beach
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  • Point Lobos Ranch
  • Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
  • Point Sur State Historic Park
  • Fremont Peak State Park
  • Salinas River State Beach
  • Zmudowski State Beach
  • Moss Landing State Beach


  • Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
  • Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
  • Robert Louis Stevenson State Park


Orange County

  • Bolsa Chica State Beach
  • Corona del Mar State Beach
  • Crystal Cove State Park
  • Doheny State Beach
  • Huntington State Beach
  • San Clemente State Beach
  • Chino Hills State Park


  • Burton Creek State Park
  • Kings Beach State Recreation Area
  • Tahoe State Recreation Area
  • Ward Creek Project


Riverside County

Sacremento County

San Benito

  • Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area
  • San Juan Bautista State Historic Park

San Bernardino

  • Providence Mountains State Recreation Area
  • Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area

San Diego

San Fransisco

  • Candlestick Point State Recreation Area

San Juquin

  • Caswell Memorial State Park

San Luis Obispo

San Mateo

  • Ano Nuevo State Park 
  • Bean Hollow State Beach
  • Burleigh H. Murray Ranch
  • Butano State Park
  • Gray Whale Cove State Beach
  • Half Moon Bay State Beach
  • Montara State Beach
  • Pacifica State Beach
  • Pescadero State Beach
  • Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
  • Point Montara Light Station
  • Pomponio State Beach
  • Portola Redwoods State Park
  • San Bruno Mountain State Park
  • San Gregorio State Beach
  • Thornton State Beach

Santa Barbara

Santa Clara

  • Henry W. Coe State Park
  • Castle Rock State Park

Santa Cruz

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Castro Adobe
  • Forest of Nisene Marks State Park !The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach
  • Manresa State Beach
  • Natural Bridges State Beach
  • New Brighton State Beach
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
  • Seacliff State Beach
  • Sunset State Beach
  • Twin Lakes State Beach
  • Wilder Ranch State Park



  • Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
  • Benicia State Recreation Area


  • Annadel State Park
  • Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
  • Austin Creek State Recreation Area
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park
  • Jack London State Historic Park
  • Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve
  • Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
  • Salt Point State Park
  • Sonoma State Historic Park
  • Sonoma Coast State Park
  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park


  • Turlock Lake State Recreation Area


  • Sutter Buttes State Park


  • William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park
  • Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area


  • Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park





  • Woodland Opera House State Historic Park

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