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This pass includes most of the popular Southern California beaches along the Orange, Los Angeles and San Diego Coasts like Huntington Beach, Leo Carrillo and Carlsbad State Beaches. This pass is also honored at most parks throughout the state that are operated by California State Parks and charge a vehicle day use fee. 


Park passes are valid for 12 months from the month purchased. The pass (photocopies not accepted) must be presented at entrance station and displayed on the rearview mirror or vehicle dashboard (as applicable) when visiting state parks that honor this pass; proof of purchase not accepted for entry.


Lost or stolen passes cannot be replaced. No refunds can be issued.


Please read the following information before ordering your pass:


All pass sales final.

Lost or stolen passes cannot be replaced.

No refunds can be issued.

Requests for park passes to begin in future months cannot be accepted.

Park passes are valid for 12 months from the month purchased.


Parks Accepting the California Explorer Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass *

Anderson Marsh SHP

Andrew Molera SP

Angel Island SP (day use boat dock at finger piers only) Annadel SP

Año Nuevo SP

Antelope Valley CA Poppy Reserve (SNR) Anza-Borrego Desert SP

Armstrong Redwoods SNR

Auburn SRA

Austin Creek SRA

Benbow Lake SRA

Benicia SRA

Bethany Reservoir SRA

Bidwell-Sacramento River SP

Big Basin Redwoods SP

Bolsa Chica SB

Border Field SP

Bothe-Napa Valley SP

Brannan Island SRA

Butano SP

Calaveras Big Trees SP

California Citrus SHP

Cardiff SB

Carlsbad SB

Carpinteria SB

Castle Crags SP

Castle Rock SP

Caswell Memorial SP

China Camp SP

Chino Hills SP

Clear Lake SP

Colonel Allensworth SHP

Colusa-Sacramento River SRA

Crystal Cove SP

Cuyamaca Rancho SP

D. L. Bliss SP

Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP

Doheny SB

Donner Memorial SP

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point SP

El Capitan SB

Emerald Bay SP

Emma Wood SB

Folsom Lake SRA

Folsom Powerhouse SHP Fort Ross SHP

Fremont Peak SP Gaviota SP

George J. Hatfield SRA

Grizzly Creek Redwoods SP

Grover Hot Springs SP

Half Moon Bay SB

Hendy Woods SP

Henry Cowell Redwoods SP

Henry W. Coe SP

Humboldt Redwoods SP

Huntington SB

Indian Grinding Rock SHP

Jack London SHP

Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP

Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP

Kenneth Hahn (Baldwin Hills Overlook only) Kings Beach SRA

La Purisima Mission SHP

Lake Oroville SRA

Lake Perris SRA

Leo Carrillo SP

MacKerricher SP

Malakoff Diggins SHP

Malibu Creek SP

Malibu Lagoon SB

Manresa SB

Marshall Gold Discovery SHP McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial SP McConnell SRA

McGrath SB

Millerton Lake SRA

Mono Lake Tufa SNR

Morro Bay SP

Mount Diablo SP

Mount San Jacinto SP

Mount Tamalpais SP

Natural Bridges SB

New Brighton SB

Olompali SHP

Pacheco SP

Palomar Mountain SP

Patrick’s Point SP

Pescadero SB

Pfeiffer Big Sur SP

Picacho SRA

Pismo SB

Point Lobos SNR

Point Mugu SP

Pomponio SB

Portola Redwoods SP Prairie Creek Redwoods SP Red Rock Canyon SP Refugio SB

Richardson Grove SP

Robert H. Meyer Memorial SB Russian Gulch SP

Saddleback Butte SP

Salt Point SP

Salton Sea SRA

Samuel P. Taylor SP

San Buenaventura SB

San Clemente SB

San Elijo SB

San Gregorio SB

San Luis Reservoir SRA

San Onofre SB

Seacliff SB

Silver Strand SB

Silverwood Lake SRA Sinkyone Wilderness SP Sonoma Coast SP

South Carlsbad SB

South Yuba River SP

Standish Hickey SRA Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Sunset SB

The Forest of Nisene Marks SP Tomales Bay SP

Topanga SP

Torrey Pines SB

Torrey Pines SNR

Tule Elk SNR

Turlock Lake SRA

Van Damme SP

Wilder Ranch SP

Will Rogers SHP

William B. Ide Adobe SHP Woodson Bridge SRA


Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, engaging activities, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and California Explorer State Parks Pass.

California Explorer State Parks Pass

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