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Route 1 - San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway National Park

Phone: (805)-541-8000 Distance: 4.74 miles

The San Luis Obispo North Coast Byway provides an extraordinary experience. The unique geographic sections of the corridor offer a mosaic of experiences. From Hearst Castle, to Morro Estuary and the Pacific, to the outdoor recreation of hiking, biking, and kayaking, the corridor offers something for everyone.

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Santa Lucia Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Phone: (661)-391-6000 Email: pdewitt@blm.gov Distance: 14.02 miles

The Santa Lucia Wilderness now contains a total of 20,486 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1978 the Santa Lucia Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportu...

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Santa Margarita Lake National Park

8 Activites Distance: 15.32 miles

Managed by San Luis Obispo County Parks, the park is set in rolling oak woodlands and offers boating, a marina and camping. Swimming and other water contact sports are prohibited.

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Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (805)-343-9151 Email: Chris_Barr@fws.gov Distance: 20.36 miles

The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Refuge is located along the central coast of California, in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and farmland to the east, the refuge encompasses one of the largest coastal dune systems remaining in California. The refuge is situated in the heart of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Preserve, a partnership program among Feder...

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Garcia Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 25.16 miles

The Garcia Wilderness now contains a total of 14,100 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1992 the Garcia Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increa...

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Point Sal National Park

2 Activites Phone: (661)-391-6000 Email: racooper@blm.gov Distance: 25.81 miles

Point Sal is a 77-acre promontory on the coast of northern Santa Barbara County near the north end of Vandenberg Air Force Base. It is a fragile area, with sandy soil and a unique blend of wildlife. Sea lions, mussels, and deer can be found just yards from one another. Threatened or endangered species such as the peregrine falcon, California brown pelican, California least tern, southern sea otter...

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Machesna Mountain Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Phone: (760)-384-5400 Email: mdickes@blm.gov Distance: 30.28 miles

The Machesna Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 19,882 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1984 the Machesna Mountain Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordi...

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Silver Peak Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 51.60 miles

The Silver Peak Wilderness now contains a total of 31,555 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1992 the Silver Peak Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of ...

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San Rafael Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 59.80 miles

The San Rafael Wilderness now contains a total of 197,380 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1968 the San Rafael Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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Carrizo Plain National Monument Park

4 Activites Phone: (661)-391-6000 Email: racooper@blm.gov Distance: 64.40 miles

The Carrizo Plain National Monument, located 100 airline miles (160 km) from Los Angeles, is an area by-passed by time. Soda Lake, its centerpiece, is a glistening bed of white salt, set within a vast open grassland, rimmed by steep mountains. The plain is home to diverse communities of wildlife and plant species, is an area culturally important to Native Americans, and is traversed by the San ...

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Cachuma Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (805)-686-5054 Distance: 67.72 miles

Cachuma Reservoir, formed by Bradbury Dam, offers a prime recreational opportunity for the south central coast area of California. The Cachuma Project is located in the Santa Ynez Valley, the area provides an aesthetic view of the Santa Ynez mountains. The recreation area is adjacent to the Los Padres National Forest. Easily accessible from Santa Barbara, the area provide excellent camping facil...

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Kern National Wildlife Refuge Park

2 Activites Phone: (661)-725-2767 Email: Dave_Hardt@fws.gov Distance: 72.24 miles

Kern National Wildlife Refuge is located in the southern portion of California's San Joaquin Valley, 20 miles west of the city of Delano. Situated on the southern margin of what was once the largest freshwater wetland complex in the western United States, Kern Refuge provides optimum wintering habitat for migratory birds with an emphasis on waterfowl and water birds. Through restoration and ma...

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Clear Creek Management Area National Park

8 Activites Phone: (831)-630-5000 Email: dtmoore@blm.gov Distance: 75.32 miles

The Bureau of Land Management Hollister Field Office issued a Temporary Closure effective May 1, 2008, to all forms of entry and public use for approximately 31,000 acres of public lands in the Clear Creek Management Area (CCMA) to protect public health and safety. The Record of Decision (ROD) for the CCMA Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement will replace the c...

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Molina Ghost Run Trail National Park

2 Activites Phone: (831)-630-5000 Email: dtmoore@blm.gov Distance: 76.06 miles

This 10-mile trail for the hardy four-wheel-drive enthusiast traverses the BLM Clear Creek Management Area. Named for the abandoned Molina Mercury Mine, which began operation in the 1850's along with the New Idria Mine, this trail is technically difficult and ruggedly spectacular. The Molina Trail offers scenic vistas, and an unusual and bizarre landscape resulting from a large serpentine rock for...

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Ventana Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Phone: (831)-630-5000 Email: dtmoore@blm.gov Distance: 78.47 miles

The Ventana Wilderness now contains a total of 240,008 acres and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1969 the Ventana Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities ...

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Dick Smith Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 80.29 miles

The Dick Smith Wilderness now contains a total of 67,800 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1984 the Dick Smith Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "....

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Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (805)-644-5185 Email: hoppermountain@fws.gov Distance: 80.53 miles

The Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge is located in the southwestern San Joaquin Valley foothills of Kern County, California. Elevations on the Refuge range from 1,600 to 4,680 feet. Purchased to protect dwindling California condor foraging and roosting habitat in 1985, the 14,097-acre refuge is the site where the last wild female condor was trapped in 1986. Today, the reintroduced condors...

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Los Padres National Forest Park

10 Activites Email: mailroom_r5_los_padres@fs.fed.us Distance: 84.63 miles

The Los Padres National Forest features mountains, streams, rivers and beaches. Weather can vary throughout the forest and altitude ranges from sea level on the Monterey Ranger District, to almost 9,000 feet on the Mt. Pinos Ranger District.Accessible Recreation OpportunitiesA continuing goal of the Los Padres National Forest is to make the recreational opportunities accessible to persons with dis...

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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Park

11 Activites Phone: (805)-966-7107 Email: channelislands@noaa.gov Distance: 85.04 miles

The waters that swirl around the five islands within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary combine warm and cool currents to create an exceptional breeding ground for many species of plants and animals. Forests of giant kelp are home to numerous populations of fish and invertebrates. Every year over 27 species of whales and dolphins visit or inhabit the sanctuary including the rare blue, h...

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Pinnacles National Park

Email: pinn_visitor_information@nps.gov Distance: 86.83 miles

Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, east of central California's Salinas Valley, are the spectacular remains of an ancient volcanic field. Massive monoliths, spires, sheer-walled canyons and talus passages define millions of years of erosion, faulting and tectonic plate movement.

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Pinnacles National Park

Rank: 166 5 Activites Phone: (831)-389-4486 Email: pinn_visitor_information@nps.gov Distance: 86.83 miles

At America's Newest National Park, the possibilities for discovery are limitless! Climbing and hiking among the breathtaking spires and rock formations that gave Pinnacles its name is only the beginning of what the park has to offer. Come seek out the California condor in the High Peaks, explore the rare chaparral vegetation and carpets of wildflowers, or just picnic at the visitor center.

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Pinnacles Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 87.28 miles

The Pinnacles Wilderness now contains a total of 15,985 acres and is managed by the National Park Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1976 the Pinnacles Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age ...

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Pixley National Wildlife Refuge Park

Phone: (661)-725-2767 Email: Dave_Hardt@fws.gov Distance: 89.66 miles

Pixley National Wildlife Refuge is located 35 miles south of Tulare, and 45 miles north of Bakersfield in the San Joaquin Valley, California. The 6,389-acre refuge represents one of the few remaining examples of the grasslands, vernal pools, and playas that once bordered historic Tulare Lake. Over 100 bird and 6 reptile species use the refuge. Approximately 300 acres of managed wetlands provide ha...

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Matilija Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 91.21 miles

The Matilija Wilderness now contains a total of 29,600 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1992 the Matilija Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...in...

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Chumash Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 92.97 miles

The Chumash Wilderness now contains a total of 38,150 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of California. In 1992 the Chumash Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...incr...

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