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Published on October 20, 2023

Fourth Graders and Their Families Invited to Explore 19 State Parks for Free

All fourth graders in California can now get a free California State Parks Adventure Pass that will give them the opportunity to explore 19 select state parks free for a year. This Pass is valid for the one-year period during which the child is a 4th grader or 4th grade equivalent, from September 1 to August 31 of that year. For full terms and conditions, click here.

These 19 Parks are all participating in the Adventure Pass!

  • Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park
  • California Citrus State Historic Park
  • California State Railroad Museum
  • Chino Hills State Park
  • Clear Lake State Park
  • Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
  • Empire Mine State Historic Park
  • Hendy Woods State Park
  • Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area
  • Jack London State Historic Park
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park
  • Millerton Lake State Recreation Area
  • Morro Bay State Park Museum of Natural History
  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park
  • Seacliff State Beach
  • Silver Strand State Beach
  • Sue-meg State Park

    As a fourth grader who lives in California, you can get this pass but your parent or guardian will need to help you. Getting a free pass online is simple. All that is needed is a name, address, phone number and an email. For individuals that do not have access to a smartphone, computer or printer and/or do not have an email address to use when applying online, they can still apply for a pass by visiting a State Parks Pass Sales Office -- click here for a list of locations – or calling (800) 444-7275. For detailed information on the program, please visit