State Parks Quiz

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.

  1. California’s oldest state park is Big Basin Redwoods. In what year was it founded?


    1902 | Correct


    1922 | Incorrect


    1929 | Incorrect


    1930 | Incorrect

  2. The Nature Conservancy has helped to protect this 600,000-acre park, the largest state park in California.

    Mount Diablo State Park

    Mount Diablo State Park | Incorrect

    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park | Correct

    Pelican State Beach

    Pelican State Beach | Incorrect

    Tomales Bay State Park

    Tomales Bay State Park | Incorrect

  3. 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

    Humboldt Redwoods State Park | Correct

    The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

    The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park | Incorrect

    Salt Point State Park

    Salt Point State Park | Incorrect

    Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park

    Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park | Incorrect

  4. How many state parks are there in California?


    322 | Incorrect


    278 | Correct


    250 | Incorrect


    236 | Incorrect

  5. Which state park contains California’s largest natural lake?

    Salton Sea State Recreation Area

    Salton Sea State Recreation Area | Incorrect

    Emerald Bay State Park

    Emerald Bay State Park | Incorrect

    Angel Island State Park

    Angel Island State Park | Incorrect

    Clear Lake State Park

    Clear Lake State Park | Correct

  6. Which of the following activities cannot be performed in a California state park?

    Getting married

    Getting married | Incorrect

    Scuba diving

    Scuba diving | Incorrect

    Panning for gold

    Panning for gold | Incorrect

    None of the above

    None of the above | Correct

  7. 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

    McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park | Incorrect

    Castle Crags State Park

    Castle Crags State Park | Incorrect

    Sugarloaf Ridge State Park

    Sugarloaf Ridge State Park | Correct

    Mount San Jacinto State Park

    Mount San Jacinto State Park | Incorrect

  8. This California state park is named for the abundance of golden wildflowers that bloom here in the spring.

    Año Nuevo State Park

    Año Nuevo State Park | Incorrect

    Montaña de Oro State Park

    Montaña de Oro State Park | Correct

    Butano State Park

    Butano State Park | Incorrect

    Garrapata State Park

    Garrapata State Park | Incorrect


0-2 Correct: Hmmm...You still have a lot to learn about California state parks!

3-5 Correct: You are getting there. Take a virtual tour of our state parks, and let the learning begin!

6-8 Correct: You are a quiz whiz! Show your support and visit a park today.


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