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 www.parks.ca.gov/VeteransDay2019.
Parks sites honoring historic military sites or veterans from the Mexican American War to the Cold War include:
- Angel Island State Park
- Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
- El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
- Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
- Fort Ord Dunes State Park
- Fort Ross State Historic Park
- Fort Tejon State Historic Park
- Mount Diablo State Park
- Point Sur State Historic Park
- San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
- Sonoma State Historic Park
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.