California State Parks, opens a new window with a pass from your San Mateo County Libraries community library for free. The pass, tucked inside our Explore Our Parks Pack, covers day-use parking fees so you can visit multiple sites over the three-week checkout period. Choose destinations in San Mateo County or farther away in California.Start the New Year by exploring
Close to home, you can hike under giant coastal redwoods at Butano, opens a new window or Big Basin, opens a new window. If you prefer the beach, see the elephant seals at Año Nuevo, opens a new window (if you want to visit these fascinating mammals before April 1, don’t forget to also reserve your spot on the park’s required guided tour, opens a new window!). At low tide, discover sea slugs, anemones, crabs and more mysterious sea life when tide pooling at one of the state beaches like Pescadero, opens a new window or Bean Hollow, opens a new window.
The possibilities to discover California’s natural beauty are endless and free with a State Parks Pass from your community library. We have San Mateo County Parks, opens a new window passes to borrow too, inside our County Parks Pack!
Do you have a favorite state park? Let us know in the comments!