CA State Parks and Campgrounds
California has over 280 state parks, over 340 miles of beautiful coastline, 970 miles of lake and river frontage, and 15,000 campsites managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The department's mission is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. More than 75 million people visit California's state park system annually. Visit the California state Parks website or call 800-777-0369 for information.