70 California State Parks Targeted For Closure

The parks may be shut down because of budget cuts

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is proposing to close a quarter of all state parks because of budget cuts approved by the state Legislature.

For an update on the closures, click here.

California State Parks Director Ruth Coleman released the list of parks Friday. She said California can no longer afford to operate 278 state parks.

Of those, 70 will close under her plan.

 The cuts are a result of a bill Brown signed into law last month that trims $11 million from the parks budget in the fiscal year that begins July 1, and $22 million the next fiscal year.

Here is the complete list:

  • Anderson Marsh State Historic Park
  • Annadel State Park
  • Antelope Valley Indian Museum
  • Austin Creek State Recreation Area
  • Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
  • Benbow Lake State Recreation Area
  • Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
  • Benicia State Recreation Area
  • Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
  • Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
  • Brannan Island State Recreation Area
  • California Mining & Mineral Museum
  • Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
  • Castle Crags State Park
  • Castle Rock State Park
  • China Camp State Park
  • Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area
  • Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
  • Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
  • Fort Tejon State Historic Park
  • Garrapata State Park
  • George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area
  • Governor's Mansion State Historic Park
  • Gray Whale Cove State Beach
  • Greenwood State Beach
  • Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
  • Hendy Woods State Park
  • Henry W. Coe State Park
  • Jack London State Historic Park
  • Jug Handle State Natural Reserve
  • Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park
  • Limekiln State Park
  • Los Encinos State Historic Park
  • Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park
  • Manchester State Park
  • McConnell State Recreation Area
  • McGrath State Beach
  • Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
  • Morro Strand State Beach
  • Moss Landing State Beach
  • Olompali State Historic Park
  • Palomar Mountain State Park
  • Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park
  • Picacho State Recreation Area
  • Pio Pico State Historic Park
  • Plumas-Eureka State Park
  • Point Cabrillo Light Station
  • Portola Redwoods State Park
  • Providence Mountains State Recreation Area
  • Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
  • Russian Gulch State Park
  • Saddleback Butte State Park
  • Salton Sea State Recreation Area
  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park
  • San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
  • Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park
  • Shasta State Historic Park
  • South Yuba River State Park
  • Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
  • Tomales Bay State Park
  • Tule Elk State Natural Reserve
  • Turlock Lake State Recreation Area
  • Twin Lakes State Beach
  • Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park
  • Westport-Union Landing State Beach
  • William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park
  • Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area
  • Zmudowski State Beach
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