Category: California’s State Parks

Jun 15

Chino Hills State Park to reopen Bane Canyon Road Entrance

After a lengthy closure, the Bane Canyon Road entrance to Chino Hills State Park will be reopening today.  Drivers, bicyclists, and hikers will be able to access the park through the entrance starting a 8:00am. The road is located just south of Sequel Canyon Road off Elinvar Drive, which turns into Sapphire Road.  The address …

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Mar 18

El Capitan State Beach Camping Unavailable Effective Today

News release from California Department of Parks and Recreation: Goleta, Calif.—California State Parks is closing camping to El Capitan State Beach effective immediately, due to emergency repairs that need to be conducted to the beach’s well. The camping will remain unavailable until further notice. A perforated well casing was discovered in the well that supplies water …

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Jan 10

California State Parks Foundation Statement Regarding Governor’s Proposed FY 2015-16 State Budget

On January 9, 2015 California Governor Jerry Brown released his Proposed Fiscal Year 2015-16 State Budget.  Elizabeth Goldstein, President of the California State Parks Foundation released a statement about how she believes the state parks did: State parks fared well in this budget proposal and we are pleased to see the era of state park …

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Nov 07

Free Park Entry for Veterans on Veterans Day – November 11th

From the California State Parks Foundation: As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day, we at CSPF want to thank all those who have served and who are currently serving our country. We also want to spread the word that for the first time veterans and active duty military personnel are eligible for free day-use access …

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Jul 19

“Take a Walk Through Time” at Bidwell Mansion

The Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park will be hosting the celebration of John Bidwell’s 195th birthday on Sunday, August 10, which is being sponsored by the Bidwell Mansion Association. The celebration will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitors will be taking a “walk through time” and participate in an evening of interactive entertainment. …

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Jul 06

Nothing says opulence and Hearst Castle quite like a porta potty

Hearst Castle Visitor Center to Close Public Restrooms in July for Water Conservation Chemical toilets with hand sanitizer stations will be made available According to a press release from the California Department of Parks and Recreation, starting on Monday July 7, 2014, the Hearst Castle Visitor Center will begin implementing water conservation measures to reduce water …

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Jul 05

Free tickets for the Palm Springs Aerial tram!

Okay, you knew there’d be a catch.  But it’s a good catch! The California State Parks Foundation sponsors the Park Champions Program, which – from their website – “…holds volunteer work days in state parks across California. This program was created in response to the unprecedented budget cuts that California State Parks face right now. …

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