If you are thinking about going to a California State Park, stop by the library first! Each SCCLD library has a limited number of California State Park Passes, opens a new window that can be checked out for free entry of one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle to over 200 participating California State Parks.
How Can You Get the California State Parks Pass?
There are two ways to get a California State Parks Pass. First, ask the person at your library's Accounts desk if there is a Best Seller California State Parks Pass available for immediate check out. These passes do not go out to fill holds. Or, place a hold on a California State Parks Pass, opens a new window from the library's catalog. Placing a hold on a pass doesn't guarantee that you'll get the hold in time for a planned trip. If you are flexible and can travel to a California State Park when a hold comes in, this may be an option for you.
How Long Can I Check Out a California State Parks Pass?
Passes are checked out for three weeks. At this time, passes may not be renewed as others are waiting and Best Seller items may not be renewed.
How Do I Know If the Pass Is Good for a California State Park I Want to Go?
To see a list of participating and non-participating California State Parks, click on California State Parks, opens a new window. To see a map of participating State Parks and libraries, go to Participating State Park Map, opens a new window. Nearby eligible California State Parks include:
- Big Basin Redwoods State Park, opens a new window
- Butano State Park, opens a new window
- Castle Rock State Park, opens a new window
- Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, opens a new window
- Henry W. Coe State Park, opens a new window
- New Brighton State Beach, opens a new window
- Portola Redwoods State Park, opens a new window
- Seacliff State Beach, opens a new window
- The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, opens a new window
What Else Should I Know?
The California State Parks Pass is not valid for any other fees including camping or group use fees, special events, tours, or additional vehicle fees. The Pass is not valid at national, county, city or any other parks and a parking space within the park is not guaranteed. Some State Parks may require advance reservations. Check individual State Parks for restrictions or closures before visiting.
What Are Some of the Resources the SCCLD Libraries Have that Can Help You Plan Your Trip?
The following list provide books, DVDs, and streaming videos for Kanopy for some of the California State Parks.