Answered By: Jeanette Berard
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2022     Views: 41

The California State Parks pass is a program that begins on April 18, 2022, and allows free access to selected parks. 

The Park Pass is checked out from the Thousand Oaks or Newbury Park library for one week and must be returned to the Library, so that others may enjoy the opportunity to visit State Parks.  Park Passes cannot be renewed.

We have a limited number of passes, and you may place a hold on a pass through our library catalog. 

What if all the passes are checked out?  Are there other low cost/no cost options?

Yes - if you are a 4th Grader or parent of a 4th grader, the Adventure Pass program can get you into 19 different parks for free

Yes - if you are a client of CalWORKS, you can get a free Golden Bear pass, see to sign up.

Yes - if you are a senior citizen over 62 years of age, see For Senior discounts and passes.

The California State Park Pass program is limited to certain parks, and does not include nearby popular Beaches. See the State Parks FAQ page for information about available parks in the program. Terms of use are here

Have a question or concern about Park Passes?  Please use the "Contact Us" feature for California State Parks

Beaches and Parks exempt from the Pass Program are:

Angel Island State Park (SP)
Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park (SHP)
Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland SP
Bodie SHP
California State Mining and Mineral Museum Park Property (PP)
California State Railroad Museum Point of Interest
Cambria State Marine Park (SMP)
Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA)
Castaic Lake State Recreation Area (SRA)
Cayucos State Beach (SB)
Clay Pit SVRA
Corona del Mar SB
Dockweiler SB
Eastern Kern County Onyx Ranch SVRA
El Presidio de Santa Barbara SHP
Empire Mine SHP
Fort Tejon SHP
Governor’s Mansion SHP
Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
Heber Dunes SVRA
Hollister Hills SVRA
Hungry Valley SVRA
Lake Del Valle SRA
Lake Valley SRA
Leland Stanford Mansion SHP
Leucadia SB
Limekiln SP
Los Encinos SHP
Marconi Conference Center SHP
Marsh Creek SHP

Martial Cottle Park SRA
Monterey SHP
Moonlight SB
Oceano Dunes SVRA
Ocotillo Wells SVRA
Pacifica SB
Petaluma Adobe SHP
Pío Pico SHP
Placerita Canyon SP
Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP
Point Dume SB
Point Sur SHP
Prairie City SVRA
Railtown 1897 SHP
Robert W. Crown Memorial SB
San Bruno Mountain SP
Santa Monica SB
Santa Susana Pass SHP
Shasta SHP
Sonoma SHP
State Indian Museum SHP
Sutter Buttes SP
Sutter’s Fort SHP
Tomo-Kahni SHP
Twin Lakes SB
Wassama Round House SHP
Watts Towers of Simon Rodia SHP
Weaverville Joss House SHP
Will Rogers SB
Will Rogers SHP
Woodland Opera House SHP


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