2014 CSPF Membership Levels and Benefits

Membership with California State Parks Foundation comes with great benefits. Our 2014 membership levels include several new options and park passes. Take a look to see which level is the right fit for you. PLEASE NOTE: The Vehicle Day-Use Annual Pass that we offered in previous years has been discontinued, but valid passes will still be accepted until expiration.

Which pass is right for you? See the benefits of each level listed below, and take a look at our interactive map to see which passes work at your favorite state parks.


Park Sampler - $45

(Special introductory rate of $25 for new memberships only)

  • 4 Day Use Parking Passes
  • 5% off camping reservations
  • Discount coupons for use in and around state parks
  • A one-year subscription (12 issues) to Sunset magazine – A $16 VALUE!
  • California Parklands newsletter
  • CSPF membership card that can save you money at parks across the state
Only 4 Day Use Parking Passes are specific to Park Sampler $45



Parks Plus - $75

  • 1 "California Park Experience" Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass
  • 2 Day Use Parking Passes
  • 5% off camping reservations
  • Discount coupons for use in and around state parks
  • A one-year subscription (12 issues) to Sunset magazine – A $16 VALUE!
  • California Parklands newsletter
  • Day Hiker's Guide to California's State Parks book
  • CSPF membership card that can save you money at parks across the state



Frequent Visitor - $150

  • 1 "150 Years Commemorative" Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass
    • Valid for entry of one passenger vehicle at more than 100 state parks where a vehicle day use fee is collected, like Angel Island, Año Nuevo, Baldwin Hills, Big Basin Redwoods, Calaveras Big Trees, Emerald Bay, Half Moon Bay, Julia Pfeiffer Burns, King's Beach, Morro Bay, Point Lobos, Topanga, and many more.
    • View a list of parks that accept the 150 Years Commemorative pass
  • 1 "Historian Passport" Day Use Admission Annual Pass
    • Valid for entry of four persons at more than 35 historic state parks where a per person day use entry fee is collected, like Bale Grist Mill, Bidwell Mansion, Colonel Allensworth, Fort Ross, Petaluma Adobe, Shasta, Sonoma, Will Rogers, and many more.
    • View a list of parks that accept the Historian pass
  • 10% off camping reservations
  • Discount coupons for use in and around state parks
  • A one-year subscription (12 issues) to Sunset magazine – A $16 VALUE!
  • California Parklands newsletter
  • Day Hiker's Guide to California's State Parks book
  • CSPF membership card that can save you money at parks across the state



Touring Member - $195

  • 1 "Surf Explorer" Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass
    • Valid for entry of one passenger vehicle at more than 130 state parks where a vehicle day use fee is collected, including all the parks in the 150 Years Commemorative Pass, plus beaches like Cardiff, Carlsbad, Doheny, Huntington, San Onofre and Sonoma Coast and many more.
    • View a list of parks that accept the Surf Explorer pass
  • 10% off camping reservations
  • Discount coupons for use in and around state parks
  • A one-year subscription (12 issues) to Sunset magazine – A $16 VALUE!
  • California Parklands newsletter
  • Day Hiker's Guide to California's State Parks book
  • Recognition in our Annual Report
  • CSPF membership card that can save you money at parks across the state



Park Explorer - $500

  • 1 "Surf Explorer" Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass
    • Valid for entry of one passenger vehicle at more than 130 state parks where a vehicle day use fee is collected, including all the parks in the 150 Years Commemorative Pass, plus beaches like Cardiff, Carlsbad, Doheny, Huntington, San Onofre and Sonoma Coast and many more.
    • View a list of parks that accept the Surf Explorer pass
  • 10% off camping reservations
  • Discount coupons for use in and around state parks
  • A one-year subscription (12 issues) to Sunset magazine – A $16 VALUE!
  • California Parklands newsletter
  • Day Hiker's Guide to California's State Parks book
  • Recognition in our Annual Report
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • CSPF membership card that can save you money at parks across the state



Californian - $1,000

  • 1 "Surf Explorer" Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass
    • Valid for entry of one passenger vehicle at more than 130 state parks where a vehicle day use fee is collected, including all the parks in the 150 Years Commemorative Pass, plus beaches like Cardiff, Carlsbad, Doheny, Huntington, San Onofre and Sonoma Coast and many more.
    • View a list of parks that accept the Surf Explorer pass
  • 10% off camping reservations
  • Discount coupons for use in and around state parks
  • A one-year subscription (12 issues) to Sunset magazine – A $16 VALUE!
  • California Parklands newsletter
  • Day Hiker's Guide to California's State Parks book
  • Recognition in our Annual Report
  • Exclusive Insider Briefings
  • Invitations to special Insider Tours and annual luncheons
  • A free Frequent Visitor gift membership
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • CSPF membership card that can save you money at parks across the state



 State Park Pass Availability

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