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Check out a State Parks Pass at your local library!*

In partnership with the First Partner’s Office and the California State Library, State Parks is providing free vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state park units operated by State Parks to library-card holders.  The California State Library Parks Pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with a capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle.  See full details below.



It's not just for summer!

When you check out a State Parks Pass,
you'll get two weeks (per check out) to explore State Parks!



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The Fullerton Public Library Parks Pass Policy & FAQ:

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Available to:

Adults with a valid physical-use library card (excludes children's cards, temporary, or limited use library card types)

Loan Period:

14 Days


Yes (one renewal for 14 additional days)



Hold Period:

3 Days (must pick up at the Circulation desk) - Please call 714-738-6333 during open hours if you need assistance. 


1 pass per card


Please return to the front Circulation desk only.  Do not return the pass through the returns slot.


No fines, but the pass will be deactivated if not returned.  Please return the pass on time.

Is this program just for the summer?:

No, it's not just for summer! When you check out a State Parks Pass, you'll get two weeks (per check out) to explore State Parks. Winter, spring, summer, or fall!

Nearest State Parks to Fullerton:

Click the links below to learn more about the State Parks nearest to Fullerton.  

Bolsa Chica State Park 

Chino Hills State Park

Huntington State Beach

Crystal Cove State Park

Find more parks here.

Find ineligible parks here.


Are passes restricted to Fullerton residents?

Not anymore!   Passes are available to adults with a valid physical-use library card (excludes children's cards, temporary, or limited use library card types).

What are some other options to visit the parks without a California State Library Parks Pass?

Vehicle day-use fees in California State Parks range from $4-20, with most parks costing $10, and those day-use fees are an important funding source for parks. In addition, many parks offer free entrance to patrons who visit on foot rather than by vehicle. Check out for more information. 

Are there additional free pass options?

Other pass programs that provide free access to state parks include the Golden Bear Pass program, which provides CalWORKS recipients free admission to the same parks. Eligible Distinguished Veterans have free access, and fourth graders have free access to 19 state parks through the Adventure Pass. Check out for more information. 

More information about this exciting initiative:

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Parks Pass FAQs

The Parks Pass is not accepted at units operated by federal and local government, private agencies or concessionaires, state vehicular recreation areas, parks not open to the public, for per-person entry or tour fees (such as museums), or at parks that do not have day-use vehicle fees. For questions, contact


Have you already checked out a California State Library Parks Pass at the Fullerton Public Library? 

Please share your experience by visiting the link below.  Scan the QR code or click on the image to access the survey.  Your comments may be shared, including on social media, though any contact or identifying information will not.  Thank you!

State Parks Pass Survey - Scan QR Code or click image to visit survey page