NorCal Roadtrips

An Explorer's Guide to Northern California

California State Parks- Northern California

Salt Point State Park

Salt Point State Park

We give you two ways to access a park write-up; an alphabetic list or a list by region. The alphabetic list is self-explanatory. For the regional listings, the parks are organized using the same system employed by the California Dept. of Parks & Recreation. They are cross-referenced to related opportunities as appropriate. The list of parks is large, so any system of organization will probably infuriate someone, including us. But life must go on.

Given the state of the California state budget, nothing is certain when it comes to our parks. Always call the park to verify conditions before making any serious commitments. The website to use is: Select the park. It appears that a nightly camping fee of $35 is becoming standard for "normal" sites. Premium sites run to $45 or more. Parks with tent-cabins and other unique facilities charge more; always check.

Most park campgrounds that accept reservations do so using the Reserve America booking system. Phone: 800-444-PARK or use the web at A reservation fee applies. This site is imperfect, particularly if you are very close to the date you are trying to reserve. So don't rely on it totally. And many campgrounds have walk-in sites that cannot be reserved in advance, so if a tent is your chosen abode you have an excellent chance of getting a site if you arrive early in the day. Lastly, some campgrounds don't accept reservations; its first-come, first served for everyone.

Alphabetic List- Click a Link



List by Region- Click a Link

North Coast Gold Country
Shasta Cascades High Sierra
San Francisco Bay Area Central Coast
Central Valley