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Green Friday: 13,000 Free Day Passes to California State Parks

Let’s turn Black Friday into Green Friday.

Since Thanksgiving is about spending time with friends and family, why not explore a beautiful state park instead of shopping indoors or online. 116 of California’s 280 state parks will be free to the public to visit on November 25. That’s 13,000 free passes up for grabs.

Those who would like to visit a park for free on “Green Friday” may begin printing their day-use pass at noon on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 and are subject to availability.

Green Friday – Free Day-use Parking Passes
Friday, November 25, 2016
California State Parks
FREE with Registration

Participating Bay Area & Nor Cal Parks, by County


  • China Camp State Park
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park
  • Samuel P. Taylor State Park
  • Tomales Bay State Park


  • Hendy Woods State Park
  • Russian Gulch State Park
  • Standish-Hickey State Recreation Area
  • Van Damme State Park

San Mateo

  • Año Nuevo State Park
  • Butano State Park
  • Half Moon Bay State Beach
  • Pomponio State Beach
  • Portola Redwoods State Park
  • San Gregorio State Beach

Santa Clara

  • Henry W. Coe State Park

Santa Cruz

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Castle Rock State Park
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
  • Manresa State Beach
  • Natural Bridges State Beach
  • New Brighton State Beach
  • Seacliff State Beach
  • Sunset State Beach
  • The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park
  • Wilder Ranch State Park


  • Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
  • Austin Creek State Recreation Area
  • Fort Ross State Historic Park
  • Jack London State Historic Park
  • Salt Point State Park
  • Sonoma Coast State Park
  • Sonoma State Historic Park
  • Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
  • Trione-Annadel State Park

FAQ – Register to receive your Green Friday day-use parking pass which is valid for day-use parking admission to your selected park only. Pass valid only for one vehicle on November 25, 2016. Passes are limited in availability.

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