Central Coast National Parks Overview
California Central Coast National Parks include Channel Islands and Pinnacles. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses Grant signed into existence the world's first national park. Since then, hundreds more have been established. These parks are awe inspiring natural wonders and offer endless activities. California has several of these National Parks and Monuments. Explore Channel Islands with hiking boots or by kayak. Discover caves filled with bats at Pinnacles.
TIP: The National Park Service offers FEE FREE DAYS to some parks on select weekends through the Summer. Use this link to view available dates.