Sacramento, California - For the first time in California, our Veterans and active duty military personnel are eligible for free day-use access to California's state parks on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11. Free access is available at all state parks operated by the California Department of Parks and Recreation accessible with a vehicle day use pass.

This new benefit was established January 1, 2014 by California State Parks Foundation-supported legislation Assembly Bill 150, authored by Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013. The bill also grants our Veterans free access on Memorial Day.

Information about park locations, hours, events and amenities can be found at the California Department of Parks and Recreation website at www.parks.ca.gov.