Parks and Recreation, (Department of)

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The California Department of Parks and Recreation operates the California State Park System by administering regulations relations relating to the park units and protecting park resources.

The California State Parks provides information about state park and off-highway campgrounds and hiking trails, informational park brochures available upon request, and takes complaints.

Department of Parks and Recreation

1416 9th Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

(800) 777-0369

(916) 653-6995

Complaint jurisdiction:

Off-highway motor vehicle recreation; reservations for camping in state parks; state park acquisition and development; and state park operations.

Complaints outside jurisdiction:

Registration of recreational therapists; local city or county parks.

City Parks and Recreation

915 I Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 264-5011

(916) 454-3956 Fax

County Parks and Recreation

10361 Rockingham Dr

Sacramento, CA 95827

(916) 875-7275

The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division provides information about off- highway vehicle parks (OHVs) and takes complaints against OHVs.

Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division

1725 23rd Street, Suite 200

Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 324-4442

Reserve America is a statewide computerized system that allows consumers to reserve state park campsites, Hearst Castle tours, and elephant seal walks in Ano Nuevo State Park. Payment may be made by Visa, Mastercard, check or money order (tickets mailed after payments are received and checks clear).

Reserve America

PO Box 1510

Rancho Cordova, CA 95741

(800) 444-7275

Concession and Reservation Division (CRD) will act as liaison between consumers and parks for complaints. The purpose of the Concessions Program is to seek involvement and assistance from private and public-sector entities, where appropriate, to provide quality services, programs, and facilities that enhance the convenience, enjoyment, education, and recreational experiences of State Park visitors.

California Department of Parks and Recreation

1416 9th Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 653-7733