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National Parks

  • Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, an...
  • Located 8 miles west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is geographically situated at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain Range and the northern edge of the Central Valley, making it ho...
  • The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area or SMMNRA, is a United States National Recreation Area containing many individual parks and open space preserves, located primarily in the Santa Mon...
  • Stand on the stern of Balclutha, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offe...
  • Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park is located in Richmond, California, near San Francisco. The park encompasses an array of historic properties in the city which were c...
  • Most visitors know Redwood National and State Parks as home to the world's tallest trees—icons that inspire visions of mist-laden primeval forests bordering crystal-clear streams. But did you know t...
  • The Presidio of San Francisco (originally, El Presidio Real de San Francisco or Royal Presidio of San Francisco) is a park on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula in San Francisco, Californ...
  • The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial is a memorial dedicated in 1994 recognizing the dead of the Port Chicago disaster, and the critical role played by Port Chicago, California during Wor...
  • The Pony Express NHT was used by young men on fast horses to carry the nation's mail from Missouri to California in the unprecedented time of only ten days. The relay system became the nation's most d...
  • Point Reyes National Seashore is a 71,028-acre (287.44 km2) park preserve located on the Point Reyes Peninsula in Marin County, California, USA. As a national seashore, it is maintained by the US Nati...
  • Pinnacles National Monument is a protected mountainous area located east of central California's Salinas Valley, just miles from the town of Soledad. The Monument's namesakes are the eroded leftovers ...
  • Muir Woods National Monument is a unit of the National Park Service on the Pacific coast of southwestern Marin County, California, 12 miles (19 km) north of San Francisco and part of the Golden Gate N...
  • Mojave National Preserve is located in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California, USA, between Interstate 15 and Interstate 40. The preserve was established October 31, 1994 with the pass...
  • In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one ...
  • Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological and historical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the Medicine Lake shield volcano have created a rugged landsca...
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park is a United States National Park in northeastern California. The dominant feature of the park is Lassen Peak; the largest plug dome volcano in the world and the southern-...
  • Kings Canyon National Park is a National Park in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, California. The park was established in 1940 and covers 461,901 acres (186,925 ha).[1] It incorporated Gene...
  • Everyone mount up!' This became a familiar call from Spanish Captain Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1776, as Americans fought for their independence in the East, Anza led almost 300 people over 1200 miles ...
  • Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California. Declared a U.S. National Park in 1994 when the U.S. Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act (Public Law 103-433), it had p...
  • The John Muir National Historic Site is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Martinez, Contra Costa County, California. It preserves the 14-room Italianate Victorian mansion where the naturalist ...
  • The Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is a U.S. National Recreation Area administered by the National Park Service that surrounds the San Francisco Bay area. It is one of the most visited u...
  • Fort Point is located at the southern side of the Golden Gate at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. This fort was completed just before the American Civil War, to defend San Francisco Bay against host...
  • The Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, located in Danville, California, preserves Tao House, the Monterey Colonial hillside home of America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill....
  • Death Valley National Park in California may not sound like a particularly inviting place from its name, and to be fair it is the hottest, driest, and in parts, lowest place in the western hemisphe...

  • Channel Islands National Park is a United States national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean. Although the isla...
  • Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telli...
  • Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States.[1] Often referred to as 'The Rock', the small island was devel...
  • Death Valley National Park in California may not sound like a particularly inviting place from its name, and to be fair it is the hottest, driest, and in parts, lowest place in the western hemisp...
  • Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in California are far less frequently visited than Yosemite, but they offer outdoor adventure among some of the true wonders of the natu...
  • On calm weather days, it is not rare to see a technical climber coolly scaling a huge monolith or undercut cliff within the grounds of Pinnacles Monument. It is difficult not to ...
  • Lava Beds National Monument is a great start for those chronicling California’s geographical and historic past. Natural underground rooms and caverns have been created as a...
  • Joshua Tree National Park encompasses nearly 800,000 acres in the Colorado and Mohave Deserts. The park is named after the bizarre trees that thrive in the parks unforgiving yet ...
  • The Channel Islands are a great way to check out the California coastline, offering a unique perspective. There are a slew of islands, varying greatly in size, all quite worthy of...
  • Yosemite National Park in California is one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth. The park’s 1,200 square miles encompass mountains, lakes and valleys of such Olym...
  • Since the storied logging days in the region of Redwoods National Forest, much has been done about the conservation of the land. With new regulations and conservation efforts wit...
  • Towering redwoods and bubbling mountain streams are the highlight of this once threatened California gem. Since quick exploitation when man arrived, Muir Woods has been thoroughl...
  • Lassen Volcanic Park is one of the region’s most impressive natural wonders, consisting of greatly varying natural attractions and many options for outdoor adventurers expl...
  • Devils Post Pile is one of the most staggering, confusing, and altogether beautiful natural attractions in the vast California Outdoors. Columnar basalt stretches downward in an o...
  • Carrizo Plain is a rare, untouched marshland, enjoying its relative obscurity. Those who have discovered Carrizo swear by frequent visits. The grassy fields are arguably the most...
  • Existing on about one hundred acres of land, Point Reyes contains much more than your average protected shoreline. Whether you are skimming coastal cliffs, hiking the jagged outl...
  • Mojave Preserve can seem quite desolate. As far as desert based national preserves go, it is one of the livelier and more variant, one area containing towering cliffs and the nex...
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area, or Golden Gate Park as it’s known to some, is a huge preserve right outside the bounds of San Francisco. It is well preserved and well...
  • Cabrillo National Monument and the subsequent protected land all around provides an interesting microcosm for California wildlife. Regardless of the season you decide to visit, a ...