Best California National Parks in Summer

California has nine national parks, and each one is special in its own way. During the summer months, these parks come alive with vibrant colors and fun activities. 

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 60 miles long, along the Northern California Coastline, almost at the Oregon border, sits Redwood National and State Parks. This national park, along with the three redwood state parks, consists of protected forests and beaches, and are home to some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world.

Redwood National and State Parks in Summer

 Best known for its waterfalls and giant sequoia trees, Yosemite National Park rests in Central California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains and attracts over 400 million visitors every year from around the world.

Yosemite in the Summer

 In California's northeast corner rests the often-overlooked Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lassen is a beautiful national park complete with steaming fumaroles, lush meadows, jagged peaks, clear mountain lakes, volcanoes, and numerous hydrothermal areas.

Lassen Volcanic in the Summer

 Home to the world’s oldest known sequoia and largest trees, this “forest of giants” gives us a beautiful and accessible forest environment complete with crystal clear waterfalls, rivers, and creeks.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon in the Summer

 Channel Islands is a chain of five islands off the Southern California coast only accessible via boat, sea plane, or ferry. Popular activities include dolphin or whale watching, hiking, picnicking, kayaking and more.

Channel Islands in the Summer

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