Available With Criteria Available Filter With Criteria Available Not Criteria NotAvaiable Not Criteria NotAvailable With Criteria
Use arrow keys to navigation on dates
Select date
March 23, 2020: State Parks has taken additional safety measures to reduce crowds and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The department is working closely with local county and public health officials to modify operations by closing vehicular traffic at some park units to reduce the density of visitors. A list of the closures can be found at

www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.


Read the news release.

Invent Your Adventure

ip address : 172.32.14.182

COVID-19 Update

As of March 15, 2020, California State Parks, in support of San Luis Obispo County public health officials to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) took precautionary measures at Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument and closed the park.

All planned tours have been suspended and full refunds will be given. Hearst Castle's visitor center, including food service and gift shop, are also closed. Tour reservation holders have been contacted via email for refunds.

On March 17, California State Parks announced the temporary closure of all campgrounds in the state park system to support state and local efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This includes traditional campsites, hotel rooms, dorms, cottages, yurts, and cabins. Read the press release here. Camping reservation holders will be contacted via email for refunds.

Non-campground outdoor areas of parks, including trails and beaches, remain open. Visitors are reminded to practice social distancing and maintain at least six feet between other visitors and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Restrooms also remain open, and visitors are advised to take soap for hand washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizers when water is not available.

Last week, State Parks temporarily suspended guided tours and large events, and temporarily closed facilities such as visitor centers and museums.

As of March 20, California State Parks is postponing the Junior Lifeguard Program registration for summer programs until May and will reevaluate at that time. Participants who have already enrolled will not be dropped. If you have questions please reach out to the specific program for assistance.

March 23, 2020: State Parks has taken additional safety measures to reduce crowds and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The department is working closely with local county and public health officials to modify operations by closing vehicular traffic at some park units to reduce the density of visitors. A list of the closures can be found at www.parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

The department is monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and is committed to following the state's efforts to help slow the spread of the pandemic disease.






Welcome to ReserveCalifornia™

Welcome to ReserveCalifornia

Welcome to ReserveCalifornia™. With 280 park units, California is home to the largest state park system in the nation. In an effort to enhance the experience of our visitors both online and in our park units, California State Parks launched a new reservation system dubbed ReserveCalifornia™ on Aug. 1, 2017.


One key difference from the previous reservation system and the new one, is that we moved from a block or on-sale day reservation period to a rolling window. This means that you can reserve campsites and lodging six months in advance from the current date. Detailed information about this new feature and others can be found in our FAQs section of this website.



New Enhancements

Adventure of the Month

Bots: Security features were installed to reduce the opportunities for 'bots' to access reservations and negatively impact the availability of campsites and tour ticket opportunities.


Search Functions: The calendar view now gives you the option to pick available dates for next weekend, furthest arrival date, or select a date. Picking the type of rental desired has also been simplified. You now have the option to select the type of rental such as camping, group camping or hook up camping


Modifications: Our visitors can now only modify their reservations up to two times, with the exception of Crystal Cove Beach Cottages where no modifications are allowed.


Third Party Vendors: Reservations are for personal use only. Any resale, transfer, use, for profit activity, or memberships that are not approved in advance by California State Parks are strictly prohibited and will be subject to immediate cancellation without notice, refund or reimbursement. You may also not be allowed to make any reservations or open new accounts. There are currently no approved vendors to operate as third party partners.

Travel Ideas

Policy Updates

Our parks are loved by many within and outside the state of California. Sometimes the demand for our camping and lodging sites exceeds our inventory. Plan, do your research, and have alternate parks in mind in case your first choice is booked.


California State Parks has something for everybody - year-round. Whether it's hiking, biking, strolling on a beach or cross-country skiing, state parks has it all. You can walk through the redwoods, sail on a lake, view wildlife, explore the desert, see history first-hand in historic sites, and just relax with family and friends.


For more information about California's 280 state parks, check out www.parks.ca.gov #InventYourAdventure | #CAStateParks

Please check out our frequently asked questions (FAQs) for details on the new system or subscribe to our news feed to receive the latest information.