Since Yel­low­stone be­came a park in 1872, the list of Na­tional Park Ser­vice units has grown to more than 400. Here is a list of the park ser­vice units in Cal­i­for­nia. To see more parks in the West, go to

Al­ca­traz Is­land, ac­cess us­ing Al­ca­traz Cruises at Pier 33, Em­bar­cadero, San Francisco; (415) 561-4900 or (415) 981-7625 (tick­ets), and­ca­ Cabrillo Na­tional Mon­u­ment, 1800 Cabrillo Me­mo­rial Drive , San Diego; (619) 557-5450, Cal­i­for­nia Na­tional His­toric Trail, Na­tional Trails In­ter­moun­tain Re­gion, To see the seven trails and routes, most in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia, go to­trail. Mail­ing ad­dress for info: 324 S. State St., Suite 200, Salt Lake City, 84111; (801) 741-1012, Ext. 119. Trails also in Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mis­souri, Ne­braska, Ne­vada, Ore­gon, Utah and Wy­oming. Cas­tle Moun­tains Na­tional

Mon­u­ment, 2701 Barstow Road, Barstow; (760) 252-6100, Clos­est vis­i­tor cen­ter: Kelso De­pot Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 90942 Kelso-Cima Road, Kelso. César E. Chávez Na­tional Mon­u­ment, 29700 Wood­ford-Te­hachapi Road, Keene; (661) 823-6134, Chan­nel Is­lands Na­tional Park, vis­i­tor cen­ter at 1901 Spin­naker Drive, Ven­tura; (805) 658-5730, Death Val­ley Na­tional Park,

(760) 786-3200, deva. Fur­nace Creek Vis­i­tor Cen­ter is off Cal­i­for­nia 190 in the Fur­nace Creek Re­sort, about 30 miles from Death Val­ley Junc­tion and 24 miles from Stovepipe Wells Vil­lage. Devils Post­pile Na­tional Mon­u­ment, Devils Post­pile Ac­cess Road, Mam­moth Lakes; (760) 934-2289, Open mid-June to mid-Oc­to­ber. Eu­gene O’Neill Na­tional His­toric Site, 205 Rail­road Ave., Danville; (925) 838-0249, Vis­i­tors can­not drive to the site, and reser­va­tions are re­quired for free shut­tle from Danville. Ft. Point Na­tional His­toric Site, un­der the South Tower of the Golden Gate Bridge at the end of Ma­rine Drive on the Pre­sidio, San Francisco; (415) 556-1693, Golden Gate Na­tional Re­cre­ation Area, Ft. Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 561-4700, In­cludes Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, Sweeney Ridge, Ran­cho Cor­ral de Tierra, Marin Head­lands, Ph­leger Es­tate, Ft. Fun­ston, Al­ca­traz and the Pre­sidio. John Muir Na­tional His­toric Site, 4202 Al­ham­bra Ave., Martinez; (925) 228-8860, Joshua Tree Na­tional Park, Joshua Tree Vis­i­tor Cen­ter (west en­trance), south of the junc­tion of Cal­i­for­nia 62 and Park Boule­vard in Joshua Tree; (760) 367-5500, Juan Bautista de Anza Na­tional His­toric Trail, 4202 Al­ham­bra Ave., Martinez (trail is in Cal­i­for­nia and Arizona); (415) 6232343, Lassen Vol­canic Na­tional Park, Kohm Yah-mah-nee Vis­i­tor Cen­ter (south­west en­trance), 21820 Lassen Peak High­way; (530) 595-4480, Lava Beds Na­tional Mon­u­ment, Vis­i­tor Cen­ter (south end), 1 In­dian Well (near Cave Loop Road), Tule­lake; (530) 667-8113, Man­za­nar Na­tional His­toric Site, 5001 U.S. 395, In­de­pen­dence; (760) 878-2194, Ext. 3310, Mo­jave Na­tional Pre­serve, Kelso De­pot Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 90942 Kelso-Cima Road, Kelso; (760)

252-6100, Muir Woods Na­tional Mon­u­ment, 1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Val­ley; (415) 388-2595, Old Span­ish Na­tional His­toric Trail. (Also in Arizona, Colorado, Ne­vada, New Mex­ico and Utah.) Pinnacles Na­tional Park, West Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 5000 Cal­i­for­nia 146, Paicines; (831) 389-4485, Point Reyes Na­tional Seashore, Bear Val­ley Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 1 Bear Val­ley Road, Point Reyes Sta­tion; (415) 464-5100, Ext. 2; camping reser­va­tions: (877) 444-6777, Pony Ex­press Na­tional His­toric Trail. Trail also in Colorado, Kansas, Mis­souri, Ne­braska, Ne­vada, Utah and Wy­oming. B.F. Hast­ings Build­ing, 1000 Sec­ond St. near the Pony Ex­press statue, 2nd and J streets, Sacramento. (Man­aged by the Na­tional Trails In­ter­moun­tain Re­gion, 324 S. State St., Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111; (801) 741-1012, Ext. 119 and (916) 440-4263, Port Chicago Naval Magazine Na­tional Me­mo­rial, c/o John Muir Na­tional His­toric Site, 4202 Al­ham­bra Ave., Martinez; (925) 228-8860 (Ext. 6520 for reser­va­tions), Reser­va­tions two weeks in ad­vance are re­quired. Open only to U.S. cit­i­zens. Pre­sidio of San Francisco, vis­i­tor cen­ter at 210 Lin­coln Blvd., San Francisco; (415) 561-4323, Red­wood Na­tional and State Parks, Cres­cent City Info Cen­ter, 1111 2nd St., Cres­cent City; (707) 465-7335, Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front Na­tional His­tor­i­cal

Park, Vis­i­tor Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter in the his­toric Ford Build­ing com­plex, 1414 Har­bour Way S., Suite 3000, Rich­mond; (510) 232-5050, Ext. 0, San Francisco Mar­itime Na­tional His­tor­i­cal Park, 900 Beach St. plus his­toric ships at Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco; (415) 447-5000 (vis­i­tor cen­ter) and (415) 561-7100 (Mar­itime Mu­seum), Santa Mon­ica Moun­tains Na­tional Re­cre­ation Area, In­ter­a­gency Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 26876 Mulholland Drive, Cal­abasas; (805) 370-2301, Se­quoia and Kings Canyon Na­tional Parks, Foothills Vis­i­tor Cen­ter, 47050 Generals High­way, Three Rivers; (559) 565-3341, Tule Lake Unit of World War II Valor in the Pa­cific Na­tional Mon­u­ment, Tule­lake Fair­grounds Mu­seum, 800 Main St., Tule­lake; (530) 260-0537, Whiskey­town Na­tional Re­cre­ation Area, 11412 Kennedy Me­mo­rial Drive (at Cal­i­for­nia 299), Whiskey­town; (530) 246-1225, Yosemite Na­tional Park, (209) 372-0200, Five main en­trances: Wa­wona Road (off High­way 41), El Por­tal Road (off High­way 140), Big Oak Flat (off High­way 120), Tioga Pass (from the op­po­site di­rec­tion on High­way 120; cur­rently closed, check for snow) and Hetch Hetchy (by way of Ever­green and Hetch Hetchy Roads), Yosemite Na­tional Park.

Brian van der Brug Los Angeles Times

FOR­MER fort and prison Al­ca­traz Is­land in San Francisco Bay is part of the Golden Gate Na­tional Re­cre­ation Area.

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