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California State Parks Makes Available Application Guide for $254.9 Million Statewide Park Grant Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. January 30, 2019 – California State Parks today released the final Application Guide (Guide) for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Grant Program that offers $254.9 million to create new parks and recreational opportunities in underserved communities across California. This final guide reflects feedback from the public over several months. To assist potential applicants, […]

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California State Parks Seeks Public Input to Identify Improvements to the Whitewater Program on the North, Middle and South Forks of the American River

COLOMA, Calif. January 15, 2019 – California State Parks today announced it is seeking public input on the future of the Whitewater Program on the North, Middle and South Forks of the American River in El Dorado and Placer Counties. The Whitewater Program includes more than 25 businesses and organizations who provide non-motorized boat guide […]

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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Opens Temporary Low Water Launch Ramp at Bidwell Canyon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. December 11, 2018 – Today, California State Parks and the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the opening of a temporary low water boat launch site at Bidwell Canyon Boat Ramp. This ramp is located within Lake Oroville State Recreation Area (Lake Oroville). The lake’s surface level is about to drop below the […]

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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Partially Reopens After Camp Fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 28, 2018 – California State Parks and the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the reopening of certain day-use areas and facilities at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area (Lake Oroville). The North and South Forebay day-use areas, aquatic center and visitor center are now open. Other facilities that are reopening include: Bidwell Canyon […]

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California State Parks Responds to Fish Die-Off in Malibu Creek and Malibu Lagoon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Aug. 27, 2018 – California State Parks and The Bay Foundation, supported by local fish and wildlife experts, are assessing the cause of death for an estimated 2,000 striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) over the last week within Malibu Lagoon and lower Malibu Creek. Large groups of live individuals have also been observed schooling […]

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State Parks to Host Public Open House to Review Auburn State Recreation Area’s Future on June 26

SACRAMENTO, Calif. June 25, 2018 – California State Parks invites the public to attend its upcoming open house and help shape the future of Auburn State Recreation Area (Auburn SRA).The open house will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds Sierra Building, 209 Fairgate Road in Auburn (95603). Members of the public […]

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PG&E and Division of Boating and Waterways Warn of Cold Water Hazards during Spring Snowmelt

SACRAMENTO, Calif. May 22, 2018 – California’s Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) encourage water enthusiasts to take extra precautions this spring when in or near rivers. These relatively full waterways will continue to rise as snow melts and will be dangerously cold. Simple actions such as knowing […]

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California State Parks Begins Study of Fallen, Iconic ‘Tunnel Tree’ in Calaveras Big Trees State Park

ARNOLD, Calif. January 31, 2018 – Marking one year since the famous Pioneer Cabin Tunnel Tree toppled, California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League and Humboldt State University today announced plans to use the fallen sequoia to study the tree’s life history and gather historic climate-related information for the surrounding area. The information will help […]

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California State Parks Encourages You to Head Outdoors this Thanksgiving Holiday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. November 20, 2017 – California State Parks is encouraging you to head outdoors and visit one of our many beautiful state parks this Thanksgiving holiday period. Our 280 park units which includes beaches, lakes, forests, deserts, off-highway vehicle recreation areas and historic preservation sites are open for Thanksgiving. When you do head outdoors […]

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California Law Enforcement Steps Up Efforts to Reduce Buzzed Boating

SACRAMENTO, Calif. June 28, 2017 – More than 30 marine law enforcement entities across California will be out in force June 30 – July 2, looking for drunken/impaired recreational boaters. This three-day increased enforcement, known as Operation Dry Water (ODW), is a boating under the influence awareness and enforcement campaign carried out throughout the United […]

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DPR Announces $2.6 Million for Local Park Projects

Sacramento, Calif. June 8, 2017 – The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) today announced selections for $2.6M in funding for 19 local park projects under the Habitat Conservation Fund Program. The grants assist cities, counties and districts with projects such as protection of various plant and animal species, acquisition and development of wildlife […]