There are 28 national park service sites in california as of 2019. Joshua tree national park is only about two hours and 30 minutes outside of los angeles and sequoia national park is only three hours and.
With a total of 28 national parks including national monuments historic sites seashores and more california is home to more national parks than any other state.
National parks in california on map. On the map below you can see which california state parks are included in the california explorer annual pass. For thousands of years people have lived in this verdant landscape. Park boundaries routes buildings structures day use areas camping areas parking areas and park entry points.
It displays california state parks public data including. Most of these parks are well known among local as well as international tourists not only because of their sweeping sceneries but also for being symbols of the great american nation. Territory and washington d c.
60 of these national park service projects have benefited 48 national park service units. This interactive web map is provided by the enterprise gis program of california state parks and is intended for planning and general reference. Of these two sites are shared with other states.
There is at least one national park in all 50 united states but only one has the most. Including volcanic peaks strange rock formations lush meadows and dry deserts the diversity of the landscape in california comes to life in these national parks. Since 1983 national park trust has completed 75 land acquisition restoration and mitigation projects to protect more than 30 000 acres in 33 states one u s.
A huge spectrum of animals lives within many of the park s boundaries providing incredible opportunities for visitors to catch a glimpse of rare wildlife. The list below is a complete overview of each national park site as well as why it s significant where it s located in the state and advice on what you need to know when planning a visit to any of these california national parks. Southern california is loaded up with national parks and you don t have to venture far out from the major cities like los angeles to find some spectacular parks.
Large roads and highways map of california state with national parks all cities towns and villages detailed tourist illustrated map of california state detailed tourist map of california state. The parks also protect vast prairies oak woodlands wild river ways and nearly 40 miles of rugged coastline. Together the national park service and california state parks are managing and restoring these lands for the inspiration enjoyment and education of all.
We also included all of the parks preserves and monuments in the america the beautiful the national parks and federal recreational lands annual pass what a mouthful. Park system web map. About california national parks california national parks are the perfect amalgamation of natural wonders and history.
Southern california national parks map.