Last month Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation establishing the California State Park Adventure Pass program, which will waive day-use fees for fourth-grade students and their families at 19 state parks.

4th graders gather at Sutter's Fort

Experiencing state parks as a 4th grader just got easier!

While Sutter’s Fort is not on the list of 19 parks currently included in the program, we are thrilled that students and families will have greater access to the benefits of California State Parks.  To sign up for the pass or to see the other parks included in the program, please visit California State Parks.

Fourth graders can also get free access to federal parks, including 440 parks in California through the Every Kid Outdoors Program. Sign up for that pass and experience National Parks and Federal Lands this year!

We encourage every 4th grader and their family to utilize this opportunity to learn more about the natural and cultural resources found in state parks and federal lands, and to experience the recreational and health benefits of parks and open space.

California State Park Adventure Pass- List of the 19 State Parks Currently Included

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Nearest cities – Borrego Springs and Julian)

Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Arnold)

California Citrus State Historic Park (Riverside)

California State Railroad Museum (Sacramento)

Chino Hills State Park (Chino Hills)

Clear Lake State Park (Kelseyville)

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park (Earlimart)

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Julian)

Empire Mine State Historic Park (Grass Valley)

Hendy Woods State Park (nearest city – Philo)

Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area (Gabilan Mountains, an hour drive from San Jose)

Jack London State Historic Park (Glen Ellen)

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (Crescent City)

Millerton Lake State Recreation Area (Fresno)

Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History (Morro Bay)

Patrick’s Point State Park (Trinidad)

Samuel P. Taylor State Park (Lagunitas)

Seacliff State Beach (Santa Cruz)

Silver Strand State Beach (Coronado)