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A list of 220 California state parks – 17 in Humboldt/Del Norte – that could close
Thursday 28 May 2009, 10:23
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A list of 220 California state parks – 6 in Marin – that could close – Marin Independent Journal.

These are the 220 state parks, state beaches, state recreation areas, museums and state reserves that officials say would be closed under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget cuts (parks in Humboldt/Del Norte are in bold):

Thanks to the MIJ for the article, I modified it for us up here. I may of missed some that are up here. The ones marked, are just the ones that stood out at me. Some notables, Fort Humboldt, Richardson Grove, Patrick’s Point.

Update: C&G found a better list via the Sac Bee, it has 22 parks from the District, which covers Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino. I think I’ll need to go through that list to figure things out.

1. Leo Carrillo State Park.

2. Los Angeles State Historic Park.

3. Los Encinos State Historic Park.

4. Malibu Creek State Park.

5. Malibu Lagoon State Beach.

6. Pio Pico State Historic Park.

7. Point Mugu State Park.

8. Rio de Los Angeles State Park.

9. Robert H. Meyer Memorial State Beach.

10. Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park.

11. Topanga State Park.

12. Verdugo Mountains.

13. Will Rogers State Historic Park.

14. California State Capitol Museum.

15. Governor’s Mansion State Historic Park

16. Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park.

17. Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.

18. State Indian Museum State Historic Park.

19. Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.

20. Bethany Reservoir State Recreation Area.

21. Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

22. California Mining & Mineral Museum.

23. Caswell Memorial State Park.

24. Columbia State Historic Park.

25. George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area.

26. Great Valley Grasslands State Park.

27. Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park.

28. McConnell State Recreation Area.

29. Carpinteria State Beach.

30. Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park.

31. El Capitan State Beach.

32. Emma Wood State Beach.

33. Gaviota State Park.

34. La Purisima Mission State Historic Park.

35. McGrath State Beach.

36. Point Sal State Beach.

37. Refugio State Beach.

38. San Buenaventura State Beach.

39. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

40. Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

41. Indio Hills Palms.

42. Palomar Mountain State Park.

43. Picacho State Recreation Area.

44. Salton Sea State Recreation Area.

45. Annadel State Park.

46. Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park.

47. Benicia Capitol State Historic Park.

48. Benicia State Recreation Area.

49. Bothe-Napa Valley State Park.

50. Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

51. East Shore State Park State Shoreline.

52. Jack London State Historic Park.

53. John Marsh Home State Historic Park.

54. Mount Diablo State Park.

55. Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park.

56. Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.

57. Sonoma State Historic Park.

58. Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.

59. Brannan Island State Recreation Area.

60. Delta Meadows.

61. Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park.

62. Franks Tract State Recreation Area.

63. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

64. Stone Lake.

65. California Citrus State Historic Park.

66. Chino Hills State Park.

67. Mount San Jacinto State Park.

68. San Timoteo Canyon.

69. Wildwood Canyon.

70. Angel Island State Park.

71. China Camp State Park.

72. Mount Tamalpais State Park.

73. Olompali State Historic Park.

74. Samuel P. Taylor State Park.

75. Tomales Bay State Park.

76. Caspar Headlands State Beach.

77. Caspar Headlands State Natural Reserve.

78. Greenwood State Beach.

79. Hendy Woods State Park.

80. Jug Handle State Natural Reserve.

81. MacKerricher State Park.

82. Mailliard Redwoods State Natural Reserve.

83. Manchester State Park.

84. Mendocino Headlands State Park.

85. Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve.

86. Navarro River Redwoods State Park.

87. Point Cabrillo Light Station.

88. Russian Gulch State Park.

89. Schooner Gulch State Beach.

90. Van Damme State Park.

91. Westport-Union Landing State Beach.

92. Andrew Molera State Park.

93. Carmel River State Beach.

94. Fort Ord Dunes State Park.

95. Fremont Peak State Park.

96. Garrapata State Park.

97. Hatton Canyon.

98. Henry W. Coe State Park.

99. John Little State Natural Reserve.

100. Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

101. Marina State Beach.

102. Monterey State Beach.

103. Monterey State Historic Park.

104. Moss Landing State Beach.

105. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

106. Point Lobos Ranch.

107. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

108. Point Sur State Historic Park.

109. Salinas River State Beach.

110. San Juan Bautista State Historic Park.

111. Zmudowski State Beach.

112. Admiral William Standley State Recreation Area.

113. Azalea State Natural Reserve.

114. Benbow Lake State Recreation Area.

115. Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park.

116. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park.

117. Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park.

118. Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area.

119. Humboldt Lagoons State Park.

120. Humboldt Redwoods State Park.

121. Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park.

122. John B. Dewitt Redwoods State Natural Reserve.

123. Little River State Beach.

124. Patrick’s Point State Park.

125. Pelican State Beach.

126. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

127. Reynolds Wayside Campground.

128. Richardson Grove State Park.

129. Sinkyone Wilderness State Park.

130. Smithe Redwoods State Natural Reserve.

131. Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area.

132. Tolowa Dunes State Park.

133. Trinidad State Beach.

134. Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park.

135. Anderson Marsh State Historic Park.

136. Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park.

137. Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park.

138. Castle Crags State Park.

139. Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area.

140. McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.

141. Shasta State Historic Park.

142. Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park.

143. William B. Ide Adobe State Historic Park.

144. Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area.

145. Pismo State Beach.

146. Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve.

147. Austin Creek State Recreation Area.

148. Fort Ross State Historic Park.

149. Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve.

150. Salt Point State Park.

151. Sonoma Coast State Park.

152. Border Field State Park.

153. Carlsbad State Beach.

154. San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park.

155. Silver Strand State Beach.

156. Torrey Pines State Beach.

157. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

158. Estero Bluffs State Park.

159. Hearst San Simeon State Park.

160. Limekiln State Park.

161. Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve.

162. Monta–a de Oro State Park.

163. Morro Bay State Park.

164. Morro Strand State Beach.

165. William Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach.

166. A–o Nuevo State Natural Reserve.

167. A–o Nuevo State Park.

168. Bean Hollow State Beach.

169. Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

170. Burleigh H. Murray Ranch.

171. Butano State Park.

172. Castle Rock State Park.

173. Castro Adobe (Rancho San Andres).

174. Gray Whale Cove State Beach.

175. Half Moon Bay State Beach.

176. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

177. Lighthouse Field State Beach.

178. Manresa State Beach.

179. Montara State Beach.

180. Natural Bridges State Beach.

181. New Brighton State Beach.

182. Pescadero State Beach.

183. Point Montara Light Station.

184. Pomponio State Beach.

185. Portola Redwoods State Park.

186. San Gregorio State Beach.

187. Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park.

188. Seacliff State Beach.

189. Sunset State Beach.

190. The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park.

191. Thornton State Beach.

192. Twin Lakes State Beach.

193. Wilder Ranch State Park.

194. Bodie State Historic Park.

195. Burton Creek State Park.

196. D.L. Bliss State Park.

197. Donner Memorial State Park.

198. Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park.

199. Emerald Bay State Park.

200. Empire Mine State Historic Park.

201. Grover Hot Springs State Park.

202. Kings Beach State Recreation Area.

203. Lake Valley State Recreation Area.

204. Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park.

205. Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve.

206. Plumas-Eureka State Park.

207. South Yuba River State Park.

208. Tahoe State Recreation Area.

209. Ward Creek.

210. Washoe Meadows State Park.

211. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.

212. Antelope Valley Indian Museum.

213. Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park.

214. Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.

215. Fort Tejon State Historic Park.

216. Providence Mountains State Recreation Area.

217. Red Rock Canyon State Park.

218. Saddleback Butte State Park.

219. Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park.

220. Tule Elk State Natural Reserve.

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15 Comments

Kinda goes to show just how much land the state government owns.

Comment by Fred Mangels

Wow, if those all close, Humboldt County is going to be in a world of hurt!

Comment by Kym

Obama and his blasted negro-arab destruction of America. Him and his White House cell had the upper hand in ALL of this. The blasted negro-arab tyranny of America. Blasted Obama. Enough is enough, you blasted terrorist bastard!!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, OBAMA!!!!!!!! Can’t anyone just get rid of Obama once and for all? Must him and his terrorist cell kill America so blasted much??!!!!

Comment by America

My thought….draft a law where the state has no liability for anyone staying in a state park without rangers or any other form of protection.
Let us put our money in a self registration slot and let us camp/make use of our California State Parks. This is done in the winter/off season in many states already, even in California. One person is paid to collect the money. No bathrooms, trash pickup, etc. are provided. NS

Comment by Nancy Shipley

I think you need some anger management classes. Plus, isn’t all of this a STATE issue….uh…that would be Arnold, not Obama.

Comment by Anonymous

Anon, poking fun at someone’s religious garments be they Hindu, Jew, Muslim or Mormon doesn’t promote peace on earth.

Comment by Kym

Wow…certainly not the right forum for this kind of hate.

Comment by Anonymous

How much you want to bet the anonymous poster who posted twice is another commie negro in an American hood, or posting directly into America from africa. Oh, why do negroes hide so much in America? Why? Themselves and their intentions.

Anger management problem? Yea, 9/11 needed anger management, too. Rigged elections in America needed anger management. Obamas “people” killing our cities, our car industry and our manufacturing sector and our banking industry and our economy and our entire way of life needs anger management. Affirmative action, illiteracy, crime, pimps, rap culture, grade school dropouts, misogyny, homophobia, antiWhite, antiAsian, antiPersian, AIDS, poverty, starvation, animalistic stupidity and terrorism needs anger management. AntiAmericans and their terrorist agent in our White House need anger management.

America WILL get rid of you for ALL of these things.

Comment by America

I like this idea, the only problem is people tend to trash things. No bathrooms, would be bad in some areas.

Comment by capdiamont

Thanks Kym.

Comment by capdiamont

Things got a little weird here. This a state issue, been in the making for decades, before Obama was born, I think. So to blame him, is inaccurate at best.

I have no problem with a Black man as a president of our country. I have no problem with any race, or gender as president of our country.

There, lets see how that throws people for a fit.

Comment by capdiamont

220 of 229 state parks are slated to close. 1,500 of 2,900 State Park employees may be laid off.

Comment by Ernie's Place

That doesn’t add up does it? If they are keeping less than 10% of the parks why would they need over half the employees still? Looks to me like the government doesn’t really expect to close them all. Still closing even one seems very sad.

Comment by Kym

I’m thinking that they can’t completely close them. There has to be some care of them. I’m not sure though.

Comment by capdiamont

I was the first anonymous poster…and let’s see…I am very white, quite fair, blond, blue eyes and I teach kindergarten in Orange County. I love the state parks and hate to see them on the chopping blocks. That’s all. There must be some other place for you to vent your anger. Maybe Nazi.com?

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