San Diego State Parks Overview
California State Parks in San Diego include plant and wildlife reserves, state beaches, recreation areas, wilderness areas and historic parks & homes. Below you'll find a list of popular CA State Parks and ones we personally recommend from the popular surf spot of San Onofre to the historic Old Towne San Diego. Camping is a popular activity with most campgrounds offering beach camping, RV parks and 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.