||California State Parks parks.ca.gov. California State Parks include an awesome
array of places and points of interest throughout California.
You can visit beaches, the State Capitol building in Sacramento, a
train museum, giant redwood forests, Hearst Castle, Oceano
Recreational Vehicular Dunes off-road sand dune park, California
missions, waterfalls, Old Town San Diego village, a ghost town, a
fort, a lighthouse, mountains, lakes, bays, campgrounds and even
houses and still be visiting the California State Parks.
primary distinction between California State Parks and California
National Parks is the management of these entities.. The state
park system is comprised of a much greater number of parks, 278 parks in the California State Park System in 23
districts, to be exact. The parks system includes five in the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation
Division. With a total of 1.5 million acres of land are owned by
California State Parks (CSP), the area makes up nearly 1.5% of the
total area of California. Wow!
Facts: Over 6.7 million feet
of waterfront includes 3.4 million feet of lakefront; 1.6 million
feet (295 miles) of ocean front; 1.7 million feet of river front;
13,800+ camp sites; 662 overnight facilities; 7,000 picnic sites;
3,800 miles of non-motorized trails; over 77 million visitors
annually. Top Ten State Parks (2004/2005
Attendance): 1. Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 2. Huntington
State Beach 3. Sonoma Coast State Beach 4. Seacliff State Beach 5.
Bolsa Chica State Beach 6. San Onofre State Beach 7. Doheny State
Beach 8. Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area 9. New
Brighton State Beach 10. Malibu Lagoon State Beach.