California’s state parks are great places to enjoy rivers, lakes, streams and ocean water. Whether taking a leisurely kayak trip, rowing on one of the state’s reservoirs, or sailing across ocean waves, California’s state parks have amazing opportunities for water recreation.

That’s why CSPF thinks that California’s state parks are great places to ... "Float Your Boat."

While there are many to choose from, here are a few of the state parks where you can “Float Your Boat”:

  • Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park: Explore a wilderness area covered by thousand-year-old lava flows that are only reachable by boat.
  • Anderson Marsh State Historic Park: Boaters may see Northern American river otters, spawning carp and more than 150 species of birds.
  • Auburn State Recreation Area: Experienced boaters can take one to three-day water rafting trips in this park
  • Brannan Island State Recreation Area: This state park offers a maze of waterways weaving through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta with opportunities for boating and windsurfing.
  • Salton Sea State Recreation Area: Located on the north shore of the Salton Sea, the park is home to a 14-mile-long kayak trail.
  • Several state parks have boat-in only campsites including Emerald Bay State Park, Millerton Lake Recreation Area and Picacho State Recreation Area.
California State Parks Foundation

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