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Registration is now open for California State Parks' Backpacking Adventures.


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


Teachers, Kids2Parks field trip registration for the 2019/20 school year is now open!


Wilder Ranch State Park is home to dozens of farm animals and Friends provides the funding for their care.


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