Gov't Shutdown: Can't Visit a National Park? Try These 30 CA State Parks

During this government shutdown, it's easy to have to focus on the closure of national parks (and to a degree, some limits to national forests). But in California, we have close to 300 state parks, many of them deserving of national status. And many of them also are near national parks, where vacationers are currently being forced to find alternatives.

Luckily, the people at California State Parks have complied a comprehensive list of nearby options up and down the state. Here's what they recommend:

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Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks

Joshua Tree National Park

Eastern Sierra (Death Valley NP to Devils Postpile National Monument and eastside of Yosemite)

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Point Reyes National Seashore

Redwood National Park

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Zach Behrens is KCET's Director of News, Region and State, working on digital and on-air news products that relate to Southern California and beyond.
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