These 19 State Parks Are Free to Fourth Graders and Their Families All Year

It’s a good year to be a fourth grader in California. The California Natural Resources Agency and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom have launched the California State Park Adventure Pass program, which will allow all California fourth graders and their families to visit 19 state parks free of charge for the whole year. The goal of the program is to “help promote a healthier, more equitable California for all.”

To take advantage, parents or guardians should visit or call (800) 444-7275. Passes can also be obtained at a State Parks Pass Sales Office (see locations here).

Below is a list of the parks that pass holders can visit for free.

  • Silver Strand State Beach (Coronado)
  • Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (Near Borrego Springs and Julian)
  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park (Julian)
  • California Citrus State Historic Park (Riverside)
  • Chino Hills State Park (Chino Hills)
  • Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History (Morro Bay)
  • Seacliff State Beach (Santa Cruz)
  • Millerton Lake State Recreation Area (Fresno)
  • Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park (Earlimart)
  • California State Railroad Museum (Old Sacramento)
  • Clear Lake State Park (Kelseyville)
  • Empire Mine State Historic Park (Grass Valley)
  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Arnold)
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (Crescent City)
  • Sue-meg State Park (Trinidad)
  • Hendy Woods State Park (The closest city is Philo)
  • Jack London State Historic Park (Glen Ellen)
  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park (Lagunitas)
  • Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area (Gabilan Mountains)