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Año Nuevo State Park

Hours:

Guided Walk season (Dec. 15 to Mar. 31)
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Marine Education Center open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Open Walk season (April-November)
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Marine Education Center open weekends 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Layered clothing, closed-toed shoes, and rain/wind gear are strongly advised. Umbrellas and strollers are not permitted inside the dune area. Pets and drones are not allowed in the park. Admittance to the reserve for your self-guided walk requires a free permit that can be obtained at the entrance station or the Marine Education Center. Call the park for more information.



Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Hours:
  • Park Headquarters open hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
  • Day Use Hours: 6 a.m. to Sunset


Burleigh Murray State Park

Hours:

Day-Use Area 8 a.m. to Sunset



Butano State Park

Hours:

Day-Use Area Sunrise to Sunset



Castle Rock State Park

Hours:

Day-Use Area 6 a.m. to Sunset. Campers registered in backpack trail camps may remain in the park overnight.



Castro Adobe State Historic Park

Hours:

The Castro Adobe is open to the public only on Open House Days, school field trips, private tours and other special events. The phased opening of the park allows for occasional public access but the site remains an active construction zone.



The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

Hours:

Day-Use Area Sunrise to Sunset



Half Moon Bay State Beach

Hours:

Day-Use Area 8 a.m. to Sunset



Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Hours:

Day-Use Area 8 a.m. to Sunset



Natural Bridges State Beach

Hours:

Day-Use Area 8 a.m. to Sunset



New Brighton State Beach

Hours:

Day-Use Area 8 a.m. to Sunset



Pescadero State Beach

Hours:

Day-Use Area 8 a.m. to Sunset



Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park

Hours:

Day-use Area: 8 a.m. to Sunset



Portola Redwoods State Park

Hours:

Day-Use Area 6 a.m. to Sunset



Rancho del Oso Unit

Hours:

Day-Use Area 8 a.m. to Sunset



Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park

Hours:

Monday and Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 12-4 p.m.



Seacliff State Beach

Hours:

• May 1 to Oct. 31 – 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• Nov. 1 to April 30 – 8 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset
• Campground quiet hours – 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.



Sunset State Beach

Hours:

Day-Use Area 8 a.m. to Sunset



Wilder Ranch State Park

Hours:

Day-Use Area 8 a.m. to Sunset