Central Valley State Parks Overview
California State Parks in the Central Valley include parks, plant and wildlife reserves, recreation areas, reservoirs and historic parks & homes. Below you'll find a list of popular CA State Parks and ones we personally recommend from the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento to Fort Tejon in the Tejon Pass (Grapevine). Camping in California is a popular activity with most Central Valley campgrounds offering conveniences like flush toilets, running water and firewood.
An entry fee is required at almost all California State Parks. It may be beneficial to purchase a yearly California State Park Pass if planning to make multiple visits to CA State Parks. Several discounts are available including passes for Day Use, Veterans, Handicapped, Surfing, Seniors and more.