Happy Birthday to California State Parks! 150 years and still look’n good.

“California State Parks commemorates the 1864 establishment of the first state park in the world. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill granting 39,000 acres of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California. Never before had land been set aside to protect its natural state for the public to enjoy. This historic legislation was the beginning of not only the California State Park System, but the national park idea we know today.” Learn more and check out the Cal Parks timeline.

Looking for a park? Check out the Cal Parks finder. No two are the same and the seasons give them all a little something different. Explore!