How Well Do You Know Your State Parks?
Did you know that more than 1.3 million acres of land are owned or managed by California State Parks? Test your knowledge on other interesting facts about California’s state parks—take this quiz.
California’s oldest state park is Big Basin Redwoods. In what year was it founded?
1902 | Correct
1922 | Incorrect
1929 | Incorrect
1930 | Incorrect
The Nature Conservancy has helped to protect this 600,000-acre park, the largest state park in California.
Mount Diablo State Park | Incorrect
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park | Correct
Pelican State Beach | Incorrect
Tomales Bay State Park | Incorrect
One of the tallest trees in the world, called the Stratosphere Giant and measuring over 370 feet tall, is located at which state park?
Humboldt Redwoods State Park | Correct
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park | Incorrect
Salt Point State Park | Incorrect
Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park | Incorrect
How many state parks are there in California?
322 | Incorrect
278 | Correct
250 | Incorrect
236 | Incorrect
Which state park contains California’s largest natural lake?
Salton Sea State Recreation Area | Incorrect
Emerald Bay State Park | Incorrect
Angel Island State Park | Incorrect
Clear Lake State Park | Correct
Which of the following activities cannot be performed in a California state park?
Getting married | Incorrect
Scuba diving | Incorrect
Panning for gold | Incorrect
None of the above | Correct
California’s 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) runs from Mexico to Canada, passing through five California state parks along the way. Which state park does the PCT not run through?
McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park | Incorrect
Castle Crags State Park | Incorrect
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park | Correct
Mount San Jacinto State Park | Incorrect
This California state park is named for the abundance of golden wildflowers that bloom here in the spring.
Año Nuevo State Park | Incorrect
Montaña de Oro State Park | Correct
Butano State Park | Incorrect
Garrapata State Park | Incorrect