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MOVIE PRODUCTIONS IN CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

Andrew Molera State Park
Zandy's Bride

Angel Island State Park
The Candidate, Escape From Alcatraz

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Beggars of Life, Bugsy, Texas Dip, The Young Lions, Damnation Alley, Beastmaster III, Scorpion Spring, The Scorpion King

Bidwell State Park
Another Thin Man, Gone with the Wind, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Red Badge of Courage, Waterloo Bridge

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
The Forest Rangers, Vertigo, The Gnome Mobile 

California State Railroad Museum
Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Memoirs of A Geisha

China Camp State Park
Blood Alley

Columbia State Historic Park
High Noon, Return to Bonanza

Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area
Tarzan movies

Crystal Cove State Park
A Few Good Men, Beaches

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park

El Matador State Beach
Take me Home, Father vs. Son, The Tempest, The Truth Never Lies, The System, A Lot Like Love, Paparazzi, The Notebook

El Pescador State Beach
Surfer Dude, Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Spring Awakening

Garrapata State Park
It’s Complicated, Basic Instinct

Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
STAR WARS: Return of the Jedi

Hearst San Simeon State Historic Monument
Spartacus

Humboldt Lagoons State Park
Almost Heroes

Humboldt Redwoods State Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
STAR WARS: Return of the Jedi

Leo Carrillo State Park
A Single Man, I Love You Man, Grease, Gidget, Beach Blanket Bingo, Crossroads, Journey to the Center of the Earth, That Thing You Do, The Glass House, The Karate Kid, Shutter Island, Yes Man, Seven Pounds, DragonquestSex and the City-The Movie, Dear John, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, The Craft,  Letters from Iwo Jima, The Princess Diaries II, Point Break, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Heartbreak Kid, Big Mamma’s House II

Malibu Creek State Park
M*A*S*H*, How Green Was My Valley, Mr. Blanding’s Builds His Dream House, Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, The Return of Maxwell Smart, Chisholm’s, The New Swiss Family Robinson, Roots, Dr. Doolittle (1967), , The Sand Pebbles, The Great Dictator, Troop Beverly Hills, Pleasantville, The Assent, The Land That Time Forgot, Return to Witch Mountain, Driving Lessons, Maneaters, Bigfoot, Father vs. Son, The Defiant Ones, That Thing You Do, Windtalkers, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Love Me Tender, The Seven Year Itch, Annie Laurie, Logan’s Run, Five Weeks in a Balloon, Stagecoach (1966), Blockade, Broken Lance, The FBI Story, Batman (1968), Between Heaven and Hell, Daddy Long Legs (1919), South Pacific (1958), California; Tarzan Finds  A Son, Chicken Wagon Family, Chad Hanna, The Moon Is Down, The Keys Of The Kingdom, Claudia and David, Bob, Son of Battle, Scudda Hoo, Scudda HayThe Iron Curtain, Luck Of The Irish, Come To The Stable, The Gun Fighter, My Blue Heaven, Stella, Two Flags West, Mabel and Me, The Secret of Convict Lake, People Will Talk, Golden Girl, Lydia Bailey, Viva Zapata, The Pride Of Saint Louis, The Return Of The Texan, The Outcasts of Poker FlatWhat Price Glory, White Witch Doctor, The President’s Lady, The Silver Whip, Mister Scoutmaster, Untamed, Prince Of Players, Violent Saturday, The Virgin Queen, The Left Hand Of God, The Tall Men, Seven Cities Of Gold, The Rains Of Ranchipur, The Bottom Of The Bottle, The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit, The Sixth of June, The Proud Ones, Between Heaven And Hell, Jesse James (1956), The Way To The Gold, The Wayward Bus, The Bravados, The Hunters, In Love And War, These Thousand Hills, The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker, The Man Who Understood Women, Blue Denim, Hound Dog Man, Flaming Star, From The Terrace, Wake Me When It’s Over, Wild In The Country, Second Time Around, Sanctuary, Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation, Five Weeks In A Balloon, What A Way To Go, Rio Conchos, Our Man Flint, Morituri, St. Valentine’s Massacre, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, Che, Secretary, Anchorman, Witch Mountain

Malibu Pier
The Last Word

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
White Mice

Mono Lake Tufa State Nature Preserve
High Plains Drifter, Fair Wind to Java

Mendocino Headlands State Park
Johnny Belinda, East of Eden, The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!, The Summer of '42, The Killing Time, Dying Young

Mount Tamalpais State Park
Ewok II, On the Edge, Steaming Up Tamalpais, Tucker, Basic Instinct, Willow, Shattered, Jack

Mugu State Beach
Iron Man 2

Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area
Bugsy

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Estudillo House, California-1912, Old Monk’s Tale-1913, Ramona-1910, Ramona-1916, Ramona-1928

Patrick's Point State Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park ; STAR WARS: Return of the Jedi

Picacho State Recreation Area
Rambo III

Point Dume State Beach
Iron Man, IronMan 2, The Big Lebowski, Night Train to Mundo Fine, The Fast and the Furious,
The Sweet Ride, Picture Perfect, The Strange Case of H.P.Lovecraft; Planet of the Apes (1968)

Point Lobos State Reserve
Turner and Hooch,  The Sandpiper, Foolish Wives, Passion Fruit, Tess of the Storm Country, Shadows, The Eleventh Hour, Paid to Love, Ramona, Rose of the Golden West, Evangeline, The Iron Mask, Daddy Long Legs, Paddy the Next Best Thing, He Was Her ManCaptain January, Maid of Salem, Conquest, Rebecca, Edge of Darkness, Lassie Come Home, Desire Me, The Woman on Pier 13, Japanese War Bride, A Summer Place, The Notorious Land Lady , Treasure Island (1934), Valley of the Moon, See America First, The Isle of Life, Pidgin Island, Beautiful Monterey, A Man of Honor, The Love Light, The Mistress of Shenstone, The Sunshine Gatherers, Why Women Love, Married Alive, Miracle Man, Peg O’My Heart, Salome, Where She Danced, Mr. Imperium, Julie, My Blood Runs Cold, The Graduate, The Big Bounce, Changes, Blind Date

Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park/Patrick’s Point State Park  
STAR WARS: Return of the Jedi, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Outbreak, Edwards & Hunt

Providence Mountains State Recreation Area
The Doors

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
The Red Glove (silent movie serial), Unforgiven, The Virginian, The Texan, Cimarron Kid, High Noon, Kansas Pacific, Apache, The Texas Rangers, The Big Land, Man of the West, The Outrage, The Rare Breed, The Great Race, Something for a Lonely Man, Finian's Rainbow, A Man Called Gannon, Bound for Glory, The Long Riders, Back to the Future III, Union Pacific, Wispering Smith, Dodge City

Red Rock Canyon State Park
Saboteur, The Car, K-PAX,  Holes, Jurassic Park, The Big Country, Capricorn One, Westworld, Poltergeist II, The Outlaw, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, The Mummy (1932),  The Petrified Forest, Man of the West, Gold of the Seven Sands, The Lawless Frontier, The Bounty Hunters, Buck Rogers (1939), Blue Desert, Drums Across the River, Tombstone Canyon, Melody Ranch, Gold of the Seven Saints, 4 For Texas, Radar Men From The MoonMissile to the Moon, Dakota Incident, Colorado, Stage to Tucson, Leave No Trace, Hit The Saddle, San Anton, Beau Sabreur, , The Fargo Kid, Grand Canyon Trail, Two Lost Worlds, Apache Drums, Apache Trail, The Last Bandit, Under The Texas MoonTombstone Canyon, The Strawberry Roan, Heritage of the Desert, Three, Hopalong Cassidy Enters, The Bad Man From Brimstone, Hit the Saddle, The Texas Trail, Zorro Rides Again, Pals of the Saddle, The Painted Desert, Colorado, Go West, Riders of Death Valley, Riding Down the Canyon, Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, Calamity Jane and Sam Bass, The Last Bandit, The Big Sombrero, Vanishing Westerner, Rocketship X-M, Davy Crockett, Indian Scout, Law and Order, Tumbleweed, Inferno, The Ten Commandments, The Long Long Trailer, Jubilee Trail, The Bounty Hunter, The Outcast, The Landing, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Egyptian, Tension at Table Rock, The Dakota IncidentApache TerritoryApache Rifles, Waterhole Number 3, Heaven With a Gun, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Andromeda StrainCannonballSilverado, Highlander II, The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Saddleback Butte State Park
There Will Be Blood

Samuel P. Taylor State Park
Tucker

San Juan Bautista State Historic Park
Vertigo

Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park
Western movies starring Gene Autry, Hopalong Cassidy, John Wayne, Roy Rogers.  The tunnel makes abrief appearances in WHITE HEAT and NORTH BY NORTHWEST

Sonoma Coast State Beach
The Birds 

Sonoma State Historic Park
Bottle Shock

Sugar Pine Point State Park
Mandrake the Magician

Sycamore Cove State Beach
The Lost Boys, Surfer Dude, Charlie’s Angels, Junior, After the Sunset, What About Brian

Tapia State Park
School for Scoundrels, Hollywood Boulevard

Topanga State Park
Making Love, The Rocker And The Pixie, Four Christmas’s, The Assassination of Jesse James

Torrey Pines State Beach
Starter Wife

Will Rogers State Historic Park/State Beach
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI

William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach
Commando

* This list is not complete; we would welcome any additions or corrections.


TV Series

A very partial list of TV series that have used the California State Parks as locations:

Falcon Crest
I Dream of Jeannie
M.A.S.H.
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
Roots
Dynasty
The Love Boat
The Rifleman
Broken Arrow
Monk
Perry Mason
Custer
Bonanza
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Lost in space
Have Gun Will Travel
Rawhide
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Barnaby Jones
Wagon Train
The High Chaparrel
Lassie
Highway Patrol
Branded
The F.B.I.
Laramie
Hondo
Overland Trail