The Golden State: 12 California Park Discoveries

National parks and state parks and local parks, oh my! The state of California is chock-full of diverse and wonderous protected lands, from the towering canyons and valleys of Yosemite National Park to stretches of warm and sandy coastlines.

Whether you’re planning a summer road trip down the West Coast, in search of an interesting place to camp, or just perusing, we’ve assembled some of the best Trover discoveries that capture the beauty of California’s many parks.

1. Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County

Photo by Sam Wibowo

2. Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park in Inyo County

Photo by Brent Hall

3. Joshua Tree National Park in Riverside County

Photo by robb image

4. Kings Canyon National Park in Fresno County

Photo by Karen Grubb

5. Garrapata State Beach, Big Sur

6. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Humboldt County

Photo by Gavin Hartigan

7. Goat Rock State Beach, Sonoma Coast State Park in Jenner

8. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, Los Angeles County

Photo by Caminante

9. Leo Carrillo State Park in Los Angeles County

Photo by Mason Thibo

10. Emerald Bay State Park in El Dorado County

Photo by Simon Matin

11. Lassen Volcanic National Park in Shasta County

Photo by Simon Matin

12. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in Tulare County

Photo by Karen Grubb

Have you started planning your summer adventures? For a little inspiration, and to see more amazing national lands, check out Trover’s lists of America’s Great National Parks and Gorgeous National Parks of the World. Discover the Best of Everywhere, and share your travels with us on DesktopiOS, or Android!