These 13 State Parks In Southern California Will Knock Your Socks Off

Southern California is home to many glorious state parks just waiting to be explored. Since it’s the time of year to get outside and do some wandering, we’ve put together a list of state parks in Southern California that are worthy of a full day, or even a whole weekend, of exploration. Whether you enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, water sports, horseback riding, or pretty much anything outdoors, these state parks offer a wonderful playground where you can embrace nature and experience all the beauty that SoCal has to offer.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

It’s pretty amazing to think that all of these spots belong to us in Southern California. And it’s hard to believe that many of these locations were once at risk of closure due to state budget cuts. Let’s protect these beautiful spaces and take time to enjoy the land.