National Parks in California

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite National Park, CA

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From Joshua Tree, to Death Valley, to the peaks of Yosemite, California's National Parks are some of the most iconic and beautiful in the world. 

Alcatraz Island

San Francisco, CA

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Cabrillo

National Monument, San Diego, CA

California

National Historic Trail, CA, CO, ID, KS, MO, NE, NV, OR, UT, WY

Castle Mountains

National Monument, Barstow, CA

César E. Chávez

National Monument

Channel Islands

National Park, Ventura, CA

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Death Valley

National Park, Death Valley, CA, NV

Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park 

Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park 

The Orion Constellation illuminates Badwater Basin at Death Valley National Park.

Photo by: Tyler Nordgren/Death Valley National Park

Tyler Nordgren/Death Valley National Park

Devils Postpile

National Monument, the Sierra Nevada near Mammoth Lakes, CA

Eugene O'Neill

National Historic Site, Danville, CA

Fort Point

National Historic Site, Presidio of San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate

National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA

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golden gate bridge, spring, flowers, san francisco, california

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John Muir

National Historic Site, Martinez, CA

Joshua Tree

National Park, Southern California between I-10 and Hwy 62; headquarters in Twentynine Palms, CA

Joshua Tree State Park in Southern California

Joshua Tree State Park in Southern California

Several Joshua trees on display in the desert, the namesake of the national park it's located in.

Juan Bautista de Anza

National Historic Trail, Nogalez, AZ to San Francisco, CA

Lassen Volcanic

National Park, Mineral, CA

Bumpass Hell, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Bumpass Hell, Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

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Lava Beds

National Monument, Tulelake, CA

Manzanar

National Historic Site, Independence, CA

Mojave

National Preserve, Southern California between I-15 and I-40; headquarters in Barstow, CA

Muir Woods

National Monument, Mill Valley, CA

Muir Woods, California

Muir Woods, California

Old Spanish

National Historic Trail, AZ, CA, CO, NV, NM, UT

Pinnacles

National Park, Paicines, CA

Point Reyes

National Seashore, Point Reyes, CA

Pony Express

National Historic Trail, CA, CO, KS, MO, NE, NV, UT, WY

Port Chicago Naval Magazine

National Memorial, Concord Naval Weapons Station, CA

Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Redwood

National and State Parks, Del Norte and Humboldt counties, CA

Redwood National State Park, trees, California

Redwood National State Park, trees, California

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Visit California/Carol Highsmith

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front

National Historical Park, Richmond, CA

San Francisco Maritime

National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA

Santa Monica Mountains

National Recreation Area, Thousand Oaks, CA

Sequoia & Kings Canyon

National Parks, In the southern Sierra Nevada in Tulare and Fresno counties, CA

Whiskey Town

National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown, CA

World War II Valor on the Pacific

National Monument, Honolulu, HI, AK, CA

Yosemite

National Park, the Sierra Nevada, CA

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls

Discover the highest waterfall in North America -- and the sixth largest in the world: Yosemite Falls. At 2,424 feet, the waterfall is a major attraction in the park, located in the central Sierra Nevada mountain range of California . It’s best viewed in late spring when snowmelt flows most vigorously.

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