Published Apr 17, 2017 at 7:20 AM | Updated at 6:09 AM PDT on Apr 19, 2019
National Park Week is here, and California is full of places to celebrate the stunning scenery, wildlife and history preserved by the National Park Service.
The Golden State features vast expanses of breath-taking park land, such as Death Valley, Yosemite and Joshua Tree national parks, and historic sites like Fort Point in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge. Each location has its own character, showcasing the diverse and dramatic topography and storied history of California.
Below, take a look at some of the National Parks in California and what they have to offer visitors. Click here for a complete list of National Parks and sites near you.
The National Park Service will be hosting National Park Week from April 20 to 28. To kickoff the week, all entrance fees are waived on Saturday. Later, on Thursday, April 25, the organization will celebrate its birthday, with fees waived again.