California’s state parks are great places to get wet! Whether you want to float in a river, jump in a lake, swim in a pool, relax in a hot spring, or feel the spray of a cascading waterfall, California’s state parks are home to countless opportunities to swim and play in water.

That’s why CSPF thinks that California’s state parks are great places to ... "Take the Plunge."

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

  • Bothe-Napa Valley State Park: Visitors can float in the park’s large spring-fed seasonal pool, while enjoying views of the Napa Valley hill
  • D. L. Bliss State Park: With the clarity of the water in Lake Tahoe, divers are able to see geologic formations at the Rubicon Wall, a sheer granite which drops vertically to a depth of over 300 feet.
  • Grover Hot Springs State Park: This park is home to two hot spring mineral pools (one hot, one cold) where visitors can rest sore muscles and relax the mind.
  • McArther-Burney Falls Memorial State Park: This park features the tallest waterfall in the state parks system at 129 feet.
  • San Onofre State Park: This state beach is home to the world-famous Trestles surfing spot.
  • South Yuba River State Park: This state park is famous for its emerald swimming holes, such as the Bridgeport Covered Bridge.
California State Parks Foundation

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