California is home to many gorgeous state parks and beaches. You will find them all over the state: coast, mountains, desert, and forests. 

California's state parks offer scenic beauty and many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Many offer camping.

Beautiful McWay Falls is part of Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP in Big Sur. 

Also in Big Sur, Garrapata SP contains the magical calla lily valley that blooms in the spring. 

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve in Carmel has several scenic ocean view trails, plus birds and marine life

In northeast California, you will find beautiful Burney Falls in McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial SP. 

In the Eastern Sierra, the tufa towers of Mono Lake State Natural Reserve are fascinating.  

On the north coast of California, Jedediah Smith SP features groves of tall coastal redwoods

Nearby Prairie Creek Redwoods SP is home to the famous Fern Canyon trail.  

In Southern California, Anza-Borrego Desert SP is home to majestic landscapes and spring wildflower blooms.  

Red Rock Canyon SP in Southern California has dramatic rock formations.  

Bodie State Historic Park in eastern California offers a peek into California's Gold Rush past

State parks preserve historic California light stations such as Pigeon Point Lighthouse...

...while state parks such as Año Nuevo offer the chance to see, and appreciate, wildlife. 

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