Gold Country State Parks Overview
California State Parks in Gold Country include parks, giant sequoia groves, plant and wildlife reserves, recreation areas, wilderness areas, reservoirs, historic parks & homes and gold towns. Below you'll find a list of popular CA State Parks and ones we personally recommend from the site of the ill-fated Donner Party to the artifacts of early America at Indian Grinding Rocks. Camping in California is a popular activity with most Gold Country campgrounds offering conveniences like RV parks, 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.