California’s state parks comprise the largest and most diverse natural and cultural heritage holdings of any state in the nation. They include beaches, underwater preserves, historic homes, Spanish adobe buildings, museums, lighthouses, ghost towns, waterslides, wilderness, recreation areas, cultural preserves, and off-highway vehicle parks. State parks’ peaks, deserts, redwoods, and coastlines are some of the most immediately recognizable natural features in the world.
California State Parks Foundation works to protect these countless natural, cultural and historical treasures found within our parks, as well as the 280 miles of coastline, 625 miles of lake and river frontage, 18,000 campsites and 3,000 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails.
California State Parks Foundation and its 70,000 members are committed to ensuring that state parks continue to provide adventure, renewal and inspiration, education, historical and cultural awareness and recreation to all Californians.
Californians love their state parks, but these special places are under threat. Maintaining these open spaces requires a tremendous amount of stewardship and care. Natural habitats, cultural resources, and visitor amenities are all threatened by a lack of people power and financial resources. Lack of adequate state funding, growing development pressures, a significant deferred maintenance backlog, and the increasing impacts of climate change continue to stress our state park system. Give now to protect the parks you love.