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 strangest, Bodie State Historic Park, showcases a ghost town that time seems to have forgotten.