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Welcome to California’s glorious state parks. This official app will allow you to explore California state parks. The California State Parks and California State Parks Foundation partnered with EveryTrail to create this exciting new tool. The app currently offers visitors a detailed, media-rich, interactive, and location-aware experience, complete with over 250 State Parks descriptions and 50 Trail Guides. It is light-weight and always up-to-date with the latest park information.
* Find 250+ Parks listed with park description, history, highlights, park alerts and more
* Easily find the best hikes in each park.
* Over 50+ Trail Guides (Guides being updated continually).
* Navigate hiking trails using detailed maps, points of interest, photos, and audio.
* Share your own experience by tracking your hikes, taking pictures and uploading to EveryTrail, Facebook and Twitter.
* Ability to book camping reservations from the interactive mapping tool.
* Ability to book and search Travel needs such as Hotels, Flights, car rental, RV rentals, tours and more.
* California State Park Foundation members area with additional member benefits.
Note: This App uses GPS and continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
This app was created by EveryTrail (one of the leading mobile travel apps), the California State Parks Foundation, and the California State Parks.
About California State Parks Foundation
With 120,000 members, the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) is the only statewide independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California’s magnificent state parks. Since 1969, CSPF has raised more than $170 million to benefit state parks. CSPF is committed to improving the quality of life for all Californians by expanding access to the natural beauty, rich culture and history, and recreational and educational opportunities offered by California’s 278 state parks—the largest state park system in the United States.
About California State Parks
California State Parks is composed of 279 units on nearly 1.5 million acres of land. State Parks is responsible for nearly one-third of the coastline of California, with more than 3,000 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. The State Park System contains 98 percent of the state’s wilderness and 60 percent of its old growth coastal redwoods. Within the system, there are 50 State Historic Parks that encompass some of the state’s most valuable historic and cultural resources. State Parks receives more than 75 million visitors yearly, making it the single largest visitor destination in the state and second only to the National Park system for the nation.
What's New in Version 1.7
- Added features for each park
- Added typeahead search for parks and features
- Various fixes to improve user experience
- Updated park list
Useless, out of date, app.....
I am a docent volunteer at two of the State Parks listed. The information in this app., is at least 2-3 months old (rather important when this app says a Park is "closed until further notice", and it was reopened 3 months ago).
The trail "maps" are either non-existent, or way too high level, and are written by park visitors, some 3+ years ago.
Even as a free app., I could not recommend this to anyone.
If you want to see what a good Park app is like, take a look at the National Geographic app on the National Parks.
Version 1.7 works great. Delete old version first. Turn on location services. The new filter page gets you right to what your looking for. Much improved.
Dog friendly hiking/camping ?
I was hoping to be able to search dog friendly trails and camping, but I didnt see this as a filter/search option. It does have many other Search features tho. I just downloaded the app and it looks really useful for finding state parks nearby using gps!
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Jul 09, 2012
- Version: 1.7
- Size: 17.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: GlobalMotion Media, Inc
- © 2012 GlobalMotion Media Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.