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Point Reyes National Seashore
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Wave crash looking south from McClures Beach

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Death Valley National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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Lumbert Dome in Yosemite NP California

Kings Canyon National Park
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Grizzly Falls

Yosemite National Park
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View of Yosemite valley with El Capitan and Bridelveil Fall.

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California's Gold Country & High Sierra Region Parks


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National Forests
1
National Historic Site
2
National Parks
12
State Parks
1
State Wildlife Area
1
State Forest
4
State Fish Hatcherys
1
State Historic Site
1
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Parks in this region are near these California Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
SACRAMENTO
FOLSOM
ELK GROVE
CARMICHAEL
RANCHO CORDOVA
ROSEVILLE
LINCOLN
DAVIS
ANTELOPE
CITRUS HEIGHTS
FAIR OAKS
EL DORADO HILLS
WOODLAND
PLACERVILLE
WEST SACRAMENTO
ROCKLIN

Burton Creek State Park
A pleasant forest walk with minimal elevation gain in Burton Creek State Park, this delightful morning or afternoon excursion should be a crowd pleaser. But theres no prominent signage, so the slightly obscure locale remains relatively undiscovered, promising an uncrowded and serene hiking experience. ........more >
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the Discovery Tree, the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist ........more >
Calaveras Bigtree National Forest
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Central Valley State Fish Hatchery
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Central Valleys State Fish Hatchery
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Columbia Historic State Park
The town's old Gold Rush-era business district has been preserved with shops, restaurants and two hotels. Visitors have the chance to time-travel to the 1850s, imagining life when gold miners rubbed shoulders with businessmen and the other residents in Columbia. Visitors can experience a bygone era ........more >
D L Bliss State Park
The grandeur of the parks and their setting is a product of successive upheavals of the mountain-building processes that raised the Sierra Nevada. From promontories such as Rubicon Point in D.L. Bliss State Park you can see over one hundred feet into the depths of Lake Tahoe. On the crest of Eagle ........more >
Death Valley National Park
Hottest, Driest, Lowest Death Valley is a land of extremes. It is one of the hottest places on the surface of the Earth with summer temperatures averaging well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. At 282 feet below the level of the sea, it is the driest place in North America with an average rainfall of only ........more >
Donner Memorial State Park
Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, Donner Memorial State Park offers the summer vacationer opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, water-skiing, and hiking. In winter, visitors can cross-country ski and snowshoe on trails and enjoy the season's beauty. Visitors are welcome year-round ........more >
Eldorado National Forest
The Eldorado National Forest first became famous by the California gold rush discovery along the American River and later by the legendary Kit Carson who led expeditions across the Sierra Mountain ranges and through the forests.El Dorado County is the heart of the most diversified recreational area ........more >
Emerald Bay State Park
In 1969, Emerald Bay was designated a National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier carved granite. The natural beauty, geology and history of this unique island make it one of the highlights of any visit to the Lake Tahoe area. The park features ........more >
Fish Springs State Fish Hatchery
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Fremont Weir State Wildlife Area
Fremont Weir State Wildlife Area is a riparian area surrounding part of the Sacramento River north of Davis. ........more >
Gold Discovery Site State Park
James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 on the South Fork of the American River in the valley the Nisenan Indians knew as Cullumah. This event led to the greatest mass movement of people in the Western Hemisphere and was the spark that ignited the spectacular growth of the West during the ensuing ........more >
Grover Hot Springs State Park
Grover Hot Springs State Park is located on the east side of the Sierra at the edge of the Great Basin Province, characterized by open pine forest and sagebrush. The park has a hot springs, a campground, picnic area and hiking trails. A full range of seasons and weather offer the visitor the opportunity ........more >
Hot Creek State Fish Hatchery
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Kings Beach State Park
Kings Beach State Recreation Area features Ponderosa Pine and small brush covering the park's 700 feet of lake frontage area. This day-use only area is popular for water sports during the summer.........more >
Manzanar National Historic Site
Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps at which Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. Located at the foot of the imposing Sierra Nevada in eastern California's Owens Valley, Manzanar has been identified as the best preserved of these camps. ........more >
Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area
Lake Mono, situated close to the CA 395, is about 14mi/23km southeast of the eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park and about the same distance south of Bodie. This salt-water lake, 6,240ft/1,900m above sea level, is 13mi/21km wide and 8mi/13km long. Although several rivers flow into Lake Mono, ........more >
Mormon Island Wetlands State Park
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Mount Zion State Forest
A fairly steep trail leads you on a short hike through Rhododendrums fir trees to the top of Mt. Zion. The trail starts at 2,950 ft. Approximately halfway up the mountain, you will see an obvious short path to the right that leads you to a ledge. Take the few extra steps to get a magnificent valley ........more >
Negro Bar State Park
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Placerville District Office Eldorado National Forest
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Stanislaus National Forest
Located in central California, lies the Stanislaus National Forest. You can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, enjoy a comfortable cabin, stay in a campground, or hike into the backcountry seeking pristine solitude. You can swim near a sandy beach or wade into cold clear streams cooling ........more >
Sugar Pine Point State Park
In 1969, Emerald Bay was designated a National Natural Landmark for its brilliant panorama of mountain-building processes and glacier carved granite. The natural beauty, geology and history of this unique island make it one of the highlights of any visit to the Lake Tahoe area. The park features ........more >
Tahoe State Park
Lake Tahoe State Park, situated on the undeveloped northeastern shore of Lake Tahoe, comprises more than 14,000 acres, including 12,000 acres of backcountry. The scenery and the variety of available activities make this park an outstanding place to visit.........more >
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park embraces a spectacular tract of mountain-and-valley scenery in the Sierra Nevada, which was set aside as a national park in 1890. The park harbors a grand collection of waterfalls, meadows, and forests that include groves of giant sequoias, the world's largest living things. Highlights ........more >
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