Veterans & Military Personnel Free Admission Veterans Day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — honoring the service of veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel, by offering free admission to 144 state parks on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. As a small showing of tremendous gratitude and appreciation, veterans and active/reserve military personnel are greatly welcomed & encouraged to wear their uniforms with pride while visiting California State Parks. 

 A valid military ID must be presented to park staff to receive free admission to the California State Railroad Museum (Sacramento), Railtown 1897 State Historic Park (Jamestown), eight state vehicular recreation areas and 134 state parks accessible with the “California Explorer” Annual Pass. A list of participating park units is available at  

 Parks sites honoring historic military sites or veterans from the Mexican American War to the Cold War include:


 Plan ahead before leaving by finding out if there are closures by visiting here.  Check your destination’s and route’s weather conditions and plan accordingly. 

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