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California’s 280 state parks showcase a dynamic collection of natural treasures and historic sites. You’ll find wild beaches, Gold Rush mines, lush forests, and booming waterfalls. The biggest, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, offers unparalleled stargazing within a short drive from San Diego. The oldest, Big Basin Redwood State Park, features some of the most magnificent trees you will ever see. The newest—slated to open to the public in 2023—is Dos Rios State Park, near Modesto. The strangest, Bodie State Historic Park, showcases a ghost town that time seems to have forgotten.

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