Explore the Parks Near You Now!
You can enjoy the outdoors with family and friends, regardless of where you go. With our searchable map not only can you look for a nearby State Park, but easily find other park and open-space recreation opportunities anywhere in California.
The locations reflected by this search engine include not solely State Park properties, but all public park and open-space lands, regardless of ownership, throughout California.
What is ''Find Recreation''?
"Find Recreation" is a tool used to search for public park and recreation lands throughout the State. This easy to use, interactive map allows you to search for camping facilities, trails and open-space recreation opportunities from the smallest neighborhood park to the largest national park. Currently, this search engine does not contain information on recreation centers and other facilities that are not part of a park or other open space area.
Use the ParkInfo Map to search for a federal, state or county park - even a playground in your neighborhood!
How do I use Find Recreation?
Simply type in your address, city or zip to find outdoor recreation opportunities in your area. Need to find a specific park? You can also search by park name. Once you've started your search, use the interactive map to point, click, and zoom or use the Internet links for directions and park information - like hours of operation and park facilities.
How was Find Recreation created?
California State Parks partnered with the nonprofit GreenInfo Network, the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund to create much of the parks data in FindRecreation. Other funding partners have included: the California State Coastal Conservancy, The Bay Area Open Space Council, The Resources Legacy Fund, the California Council of Land Trusts, CAL Fire, The Sierra Nevada Conservancy, The California Endowment, The Annenberg Foundation, and the Great Valley Center with the UC Davis Information Center for the Environment/Great Places Program.
Where can I find more information?
For more information on protected areas in California and to download the GIS database, please visit www.calands.org.