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California State Library parks passes available for check-out in Stanislaus
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The new vehicle day-use passes provide entry at more than 200 participating state parks (Photo contributed).

The Stanislaus County Library now offers free California State Park day-use passes, available for checkout with a library card at libraries in Stanislaus County. The new vehicle day-use passes provide entry at more than 200 participating state park units.

“We have so many beautiful state parks within driving distance,” said Sarah Dentan, Stanislaus County Library director. “Having the ability to check out a parks pass at the library makes these resources more accessible for all California families to explore and enjoy.”

Research shows that outdoor recreation is associated with better mental and physical health. With the largest state park system in the nation, California offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation throughout the state.

California State Library Parks Passes may be checked out for 14 days. Passes are valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with capacity of up to nine people, or one highway licensed motorcycle.

These vehicle day-use passes are not valid for per-person entry or tour fees, boat use, camping or special events. For more information about the California State Library Parks Pass program, including links to an interactive map and a list of ineligible parks, please visit

To request a vehicle day-use pass, search “California Parks Pass” in the library’s online catalog; access the catalog at or the Stanislaus Library app.

The California State Library Parks Pass program is a partnership between California State Parks and the California State Library, supported with funds from the State of California.