Check Out Free California State Park Passes at Your Library!

You can now check out a FREE vehicle day-use pass at your local public library.

In partnership with the First Partner’s Office and the California State Library, State Parks is providing free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state parks to library-card holders. The California State Library Parks Pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle. California public library-card holders can check out the State Library Parks Pass at their local public library or bookmobile. Use this cool interactive map to find a library and state parks near you.

  • One pass per patron at a time
  • Checkout period is three weeks
  • No renewals are allowed
  • You may place a hold on a pass
  • You may check out a pass multiple times
  • Passes will be available throughout the summer

Disclaimer: The pass will not be honored at state park units operated by federal or local government and private agencies or concessionaires. Also, the pass is not valid for per-person entry or tour fees (such as museums), boat use, camping, group use or sites, special events, additional/extra vehicle fees, sanitation disposal use or for supplemental fees. 

Learn more at or visit the California State Library website for Frequently Asked Questions, opens a new window.