California Park System Welcoming Visitors
California’s national parks and monuments, which closed on Oct. 1, are now open and welcoming visitors to enjoy some of the world’s most iconic historical, cultural and natural wonders. According to a press release, California contains both the largest state park and national park systems in America, offering visitors a total of nearly 6 million acres of unparalleled adventure activities.
“California is a land of boundless opportunity, and its world-famous national parks offer a seemingly endless array of natural treasures for visitors to explore this fall,” said Visit California president and CEO, Caroline Beteta. “The shutdown showed the world the deep connection visitors have with California’s must-see natural wonders — from Yosemite’s El Capitan, to the largest trees on earth in Sequoia National Park. We’re thrilled to see the parks reopen, allowing visitors to fulfill their dreams of hiking, ziplining, rock climbing and camping in a California national park, whether its for the first, or the fiftieth, time.”
Visitors can once again escape to see the diverse flora and fauna of the Channel Islands, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Kings Canyon, Lassen Volcanic, Pinnacles, Redwood, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks.