Uvas Canyon County Park

Upper Falls is flowing after a rainy winter. Photo by Christian Yungert.

A hidden canyon full of waterfalls.

Butano Was Made for Families

Butano just seems to make kids happy.

Natural play areas and excellent campfire programming make Butano State Park a standout kid-friendly destination.

Camping in The Great Park

Want to sleep under a redwood? The Great Park has almost 500 campsites designed for that very purpose.

Sleep beneath towering redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Francis Beach

A classic slice of North Coast heaven. Photo by Ming-yen Hsu/CC.

Camping and sunning at this gorgeous beach on the south end of Half Moon Bay—but exercise caution when swimming here.

Butano State Park

A creek crossing on Mill Ox Trail. Kelsey Farabee photo.

Redwood camping near the coast.

Half Moon Bay State Beach

Why so happy? 'Cause Half Moon Bay SB lies just a short drive (without traffic) from Silicon Valley. Photo by Stephenisuperwang.

Four beaches on one beautiful strand.

Ed Levin County Park

Winter rains turn the hills of Ed Levin Park brilliant green. Hilltromper photo.

The town and country of parks