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Join us for the "Cement Ship" Centennial at Seacliff State Beach.


Mark your calendar for the 7th annual Mole & Mariachi Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7.


California State Parks is recruiting rangers and lifeguards. Learn about the testing process and how to apply.


There are still spots available in California State Parks' Backpacking Adventures program this August.


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