San Francisco State Parks Overview
California State Parks in San Francisco include parks, redwood forest, state beaches, recreation areas, wilderness areas, reservoirs and historic parks & homes. Below you'll find a list of popular CA State Parks and ones we personally recommend from the panoramic vistas of Mt. Tamalpais to the Redwood Trees of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Camping in California is a popular activity with most San Francisco campgrounds offering redwoods 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.