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Find out about historic and scenic sites as well as programs, fees and directions to California's national parks, monuments and recreation areas:

Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Ft. Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 561-4900 or (415) 981-7625 (tickets), http://www.nps.gov/alca.

Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego; (619) 557-5450, http://www.nps.gov/cabr.

California National Historic Trail, 324 S. State St., Suite 200, Box 30, Salt Lake City, Utah; (801) 741-1012, http://www.nps.gov/cali.

César E. Chávez National Monument, 29700 Woodford-Tehachapi Road, Keene; (661) 823-6134, http://www.nps.gov/cech.

Channel Islands National Park, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura; (805) 658-5730, http://www.nps.gov/chis.

Death Valley National Park, P.O. Box 579, Death Valley; (760) 786-3200, http://www.nps.gov/deva.

Devils Postpile National Monument, P.O. Box 3999, Mammoth Lakes; (760) 934-2289, http://www.nps.gov/depo. Open early June to mid-October.

Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, P.O. Box 280, Danville; (925) 838-0249, http://www.nps.gov/euon.

Ft. Point National Historic Site, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Ft. Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 556-1693, http://www.nps.gov/fopo.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area (includes Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, Sweeney Ridge, Rancho Corral de Tierra, Marin Headlands, Phleger Estate, Ft. Funston, Alcatraz and the Presidio), Ft. Mason, B201, San Francisco; (415) 561-4700, http://www.nps.gov/goga.

John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez; (925) 228-8860, http://www.nps.gov/jomu.

Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms; (760) 367-5500, http://www.nps.gov/jotr.

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, 333 Bush St., Suite 500, San Francisco; (415) 623-2340, http://www.nps.gov/juba.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, P.O. Box 100, Mineral; (530) 595-4480, http://www.nps.gov/lavo.

Lava Beds National Monument, 1 Indian Well Headquarters, Tulelake; (530) 667-8113, http://www.nps.gov/labe.

Mammoth Lakes: Welcome Center, 2510 Highway 203, Mammoth Lakes (760) 924-5500 (open year round; shared center with Inyo National Forest), http://www.nps.gov/depo and http://www.fs.usda.gov/inyo.

Manzanar National Historic Site, 5001 U.S. Highway 395, Independence; (760) 878-2194, Ext. 3310, http://www.nps.gov/manz.

Mojave National Preserve, 2701 Barstow Road, Barstow; (760) 252-6100, http://www.nps.gov/moja.

Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley; (415) 388-2595, http://www.nps.gov/muwo.

Pinnacles National Park, 5000 California Highway 146, Paicines; (831) 389-4485, http://www.nps.gov/pinn.

Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station; (415) 464-5137; camping reservations: (877) 444-6777, http://www.nps.gov/pore.

Pony Express National Historic Trail, National Trails Intermountain Region, 324 S. State St., Suite 200, Salt Lake City; (801) 741-1012, http://www.nps.gov/poex.

Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, c/o John Muir NHS, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez; (925) 228-8860 (dial Ext. 6520 for reservations), http://www.nps.gov/poch. Reservations are required.

Presidio of San Francisco, Presidio Trust, 103 Montgomery St., San Francisco 94129; (415) 561-4323, http://www.presidio.gov and http://www.nps.gov/prsf. Officers club and visitors center closed for remodeling, but a temporary visitor center is open at 105 Montgomery St.

Redwood National and State Parks, 1111 2nd St., Crescent City; (707) 465-7335, California State Park camping reservations, (800) 444-7275, http://www.nps.gov/redw.

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, 1414 Harbour Way S., Suite 3000, Richmond; (510) 232-5050, http://www.nps.gov/rori.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Visitor Center at 499 Jefferson St. (includes exhibits and artifacts from the museum). Maritime library and park headquarters are at Ft. Mason Center, Building E, San Francisco; (415) 447-5000, http://www.nps.gov/safr. Renovation of the Maritime Museum at 900 Beach St. is structurally complete. The lobby and radio room upstairs are open with restored Works Progress Administration murals from the 1930s, photographic exhibits and ship models.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Interagency Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Drive, Calabasas; (805) 370-2301, http://www.nps.gov/samo.

Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, 51-500 California Highway 74, Palm Desert; (760) 862-9984, http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/palmsprings/santarosa.html.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers; (559) 565-3341, http://www.nps.gov/seki.

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, P.O. Box 188, Whiskeytown; (530) 246-1225, http://www.nps.gov/whis.

Yosemite National Park, P.O. Box 577, Yosemite National Park; (209) 372-0200, http://www.nps.gov/yose.

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