California National Parks
There are seven California National Parks to visit on a fun and cheap vacation.
From island parks to rock climbing to giant redwoods there are a great number of fun things to see and do when visiting these natural wonders.
The seven California National Parks are:
The Channel Islands - Located in Southern California this is a five island park that boasts 145 species not found anywhere else on the planet.
There are sea lions, dolphins, whales, rare birds and more.
Channel Islands National Park - NPS Picture
Death Valley National Park - Located in Southern California this park has blistering heat, breathtaking desert views and it is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. It has a Star Wars feel to it which makes sense since it was the location of the desert scenes in the film.
Death Valley National Park - NPS Picture
Joshua Tree National Park - Located in Southern California this park is known for its world class rock climbing, and incredible desert vistas.
Joshua Tree National Park - NPS Picture
Lassen Volcanic National Park - Located in Northern California this is the location of a dormant volcano (it last erupted in 1915). There are also steam vents, roiling mud pots and other geological activity. It has some beautiful views.
Lassen Volcanic National Park - NPS Picture
Redwood National Park - Located in Northern California this is the location of the Giant Redwoods. They are the tallest trees in the world. The scenery is incredible. There is a prehistoric feel to the Redwoods. Some children find themselves fantasizing about dinosaurs.
Redwood National Park - NPS Picture
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - Located in Central California there are groves of giant Sequoias. There is also the Kings River Canyon to see.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - NPS Picture
Yosemite National Park - Located in Central California this park was carved by glaciers. It has shimmering waterfalls and granite cliffs.
Yosemite National Park - NPS Picture
California Parks have a great deal to offer to nature lovers and those who just want to get away!
Note: Pictures are courtesy of the National Park Service.
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