Give the Gift of the Awe-Inspiring Outdoors with New California State Parks Pass

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Gus Nodal, Landis Communications Inc.
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Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks ring in the holidays and celebrate League’s anniversary with a limited edition Centennial Redwood Celebration Golden Poppy Annual Pass

Centennial Redwood Celebration Golden Poppy Annual PassSan Francisco (October 10, 2017) — Sweaters shrink, ties go out of style, electronic gadgets become obsolete, but redwood forests and memories of family visits to parks last forever. This holiday season, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks have teamed up once again to make it possible for holiday shoppers to give the gift of the great outdoors.
For just $125, your friends and family will enjoy a full year of unlimited visits to more than 110 state parks! The popular “Golden Poppy” Annual Pass includes many of the premiere destination parks from the awe-inspiring redwoods to popular state reserves to the stunning Monterey coast.
“With many shoppers looking to give their loved ones unforgettable experiences, purchasing the Centennial Redwood Celebration Golden Poppy Annual Pass is a fantastic way to share our unique California treasures and celebrate redwoods this holiday season and throughout 2018,” said Sam Hodder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Save the Redwoods League. “All proceeds from this pass will protect and steward redwood forests and other state parks throughout California, which has been the mission of Save the Redwoods League for the past 100 years.”
“Giving the gift of our new annual pass is a perfect way for friends and families to enjoy exercise and fresh air in California’s incredibly beautiful places and learn about our state’s fascinating natural and cultural history,” said Lisa Mangat, Director, California State Parks.

How to Order

Each pass allows entry of one passenger vehicle with up to nine people, or one motorcycle, at select California State Parks; complete list at The pass is available by email [email protected], by phone at (800) 77 7-0369 ext. 2 or in person at the California State Parks Store located at 1416 9th Street, Room 116, Sacramento, CA. To ensure that the Centennial Redwood Celebration Golden Poppy Annual Pass arrives in time for the holidays, please call, email or visit the store by 3 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2017.

For more information, please contact the Park Pass Sales Office at (800) 777-0369 ext. 2, (916) 653-8280, or [email protected]. Note: Lost or stolen passes cannot be replaced, and no refunds can be issued.

About Save the Redwoods League

Walk through a redwood forest — home of the tallest, largest, and some of the oldest living beings on Earth — and you can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of awe and peace among these magnificent giants. Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has led the effort to protect the coast redwoods and giant sequoias for all to experience and enjoy. The League has protected more than 204,000 acres of redwood forest and associated land. For more information, please visit, or to sign up for updates, please visit
About California State Parks

The California Department of Parks and Recreation provides for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. Off-highway motor vehicle recreation, boating activities, horseback riding, on and off-road cycling, hiking, camping, and rock climbing are some of the recreational activities enjoyed in 280 state parks organized into 22 field districts throughout the state. Visit us at

The Centennial Redwood Celebration Golden Poppy Annual Pass is valid for 12 months from the month purchased. This pass does not provide access to Off Highway Motor Vehicular Recreation areas (OHV), is not valid at the high demand Southern California Beach Parks, is not valid for camping, boat use fees, oversized vehicle fees, additional/extra vehicle fees, sanitation disposal use, or other supplemental fees, and is valid only in parks operated by California State Parks.


Parks Accepting Centennial Redwood Celebration Golden Poppy Annual Pass

Anderson Marsh SHP
Andrew Molera SP
Angel Island SP*
Annadel SP
Año Nuevo SNR
Antelope Valley CA Poppy Reserve (SNR)
Anza-Borrego Desert SP
Armstrong Redwoods SNR
Auburn SRA
Austin Creek SRA
Benbow Lake SRA
Benicia SRA
Bethany Reservoir SRA
Bidwell-Sacramento River SP
Big Basin Redwoods SP
Border Field SP
Bothe-Napa Valley SP
Butano SP
Calaveras Big Trees SP
California Citrus SHP
Carpinteria SB
Castle Crags SP
Castle Rock SP
Caswell Memorial SP
China Camp SP
Chino Hills SP
Clear Lake SP
Colonel Allensworth SHP
Colusa-Sacramento River SRA
Cuyamaca Rancho SP
D.L. Bliss SP
Del Norte Coast Redwoods SP
Donner Memorial SP
Ed Z’Berg Sugar Pine Point SP
El Capitan SB
Emerald Bay SP
Emma Wood SB
Folsom Lake SRA
Folsom Powerhouse SHP
Fort Ross SHP
Fremont Peak SP
Gaviota SP
George J. Hatfield SRA
Grizzly Creek Redwoods SP
Grover Hot Springs SP
Half Moon Bay SB
Hendy Woods SP
Henry Cowell Redwoods SP
Henry W. Coe SP
Humboldt Redwoods SP
Indian Grinding Rock SHP
Jack London SHP
Jedediah Smith Redwoods SP
Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP
King’s Beach SRA
La Purisima Mission SHP
Lake Oroville SRA
Lake Perris SRA
MacKerricher SP
Malakoff Diggins SHP
Manresa SB
Marshall Gold Discovery SHP
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial SP
McConnell SRA
McGrath SB
Millerton Lake SRA
Mono Lake Tufa SNR
Morro Bay SP
Mount Diablo SP
Mount San Jacinto SP
Mount Tamalpais SP
Natural Bridges SB
New Brighton SB
Olompali SHP
Pacheco SP
Palomar Mountain SP
Patrick’s Point SP
Pescadero SB
Pfeiffer Big Sur SP
Picacho SRA
Pismo SB
Point Lobos SNR
Pomponio SB
Portola Redwoods SP
Prairie Creek Redwoods SP
Red Rock Canyon SP
Refugio SB
Richardson Grove SP
Russian Gulch SP
Saddleback Butte SP
Salt Point SP
Salton Sea SRA
Samuel P. Taylor SP
San Buenaventura SB
San Gregorio SB
San Luis Reservoir SRA
Seacliff SB
Silverwood Lake SRA
Sinkyone Wilderness SP
Sonoma Coast SB
South Yuba River SP
Standish-Hickey SRA
Sugarloaf Ridge SP
Sunset SB
The Forest of Nisene Marks SP
Tomales Bay SP
Topanga SP
Tule Elk SNR Van Damme SP
Wilder Ranch SP
Will Rogers SHP
William B. Ide Adobe SHP

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Contacts: Robin Carr, Landis Communications Phone: (415) 766-0927 | Email: [email protected] Adeline Yee, California State Parks Phone: 916-651-8725 | Email: [email protected]   Free day-use passes are limited and available first-come, first-served based on each park’s capacity. Download the full press …

2 Responses to “Give the Gift of the Awe-Inspiring Outdoors with New California State Parks Pass”

  1. Margery J Fallen

    Can we get a pass for our trip that begins on November 19th? We live in Alabama and fly out on the 19th so I wasn’t sure if it would arrive in time before we leave?
    Thank you, Margie Fallen 334-320-3008

    • Save The Redwoods League

      Hi Margery, unfortunately this particular pass was only available in celebration of the League’s centennial celebration, which was in 2018 – but the Golden Poppy Annual Pass is still available through California State Parks. Here is a link to their site for more information on the available passes. We hope you have a great trip!


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