Get a FREE State Parks Pass For Families with 4th Graders!

By djsheryl on September 29, 2021
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Do you have a fourth-grader in the house? Well, they could be your ticket to getting out of the house and exploring our beautiful state parks! California fourth-graders can now get a California State Park Adventure Pass good for free admission to 19 state parks through the summer. Parents can sign up at or call 800-444-7275 to set up a profile. The passes are good for the student, as well as up to 3 adults and other kids in the same household.

Here are the parks you could explore for free!

Southern California: Silver Strand State Beach (Coronado)

Southern California desert: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Near Borrego Springs and Julian); Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Julian)

Inland Empire: California Citrus State Historic Park (Riverside); Chino Hills State Park (Chino Hills)

Central Coast: Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History (Morro Bay); Seacliff State Beach (Santa Cruz)

Central Valley: Millerton Lake State Recreation Area (Fresno); Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park (Earlimart)

Sacramento: California State Railroad Museum (Old Sacramento)

Northern Buttes: Clear Lake State Park (Kelseyville)

Sierra: Empire Mine State Historic Park (Grass Valley)

Central Sierra: Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Arnold)

North Coast Redwood: Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (Crescent City); Patrick’s Point State Park (Trinidad)

Sonoma-Mendocino: Hendy Woods State Park (The closest city is Philo)

Bay Area: Jack London State Historic Park (Glen Ellen); Samuel P. Taylor State Park (Lagunitas); Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area (Gabilan mountains)

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