Outdoor Recreation in California

Interesting facts about outdoor recreation in California, from the California Travel and Tourism Commission.
  • The Tuna Club, in Avalon, is the oldest fishing club in the United States, founded in 1889.

  • The Catalina Island Golf Course, built in 1892, was the first golf course in Southern California.

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area, embracing 114 square miles on both sides of the Golden Gate Bridge, is the largest urban park in the world, and the most popular in the U.S. National Park system.

  • California has 9,970 acres of coastal waters designated as state parks.

  • 420 public beaches lie along California's coastline.

  • Yosemite National Park has more than 700 miles of hiking trails.

  • With more than 272 state parks, the California State Park System is the largest state park system in the world.

  • The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks contain the largest cave system in California.

  • California is ranked number one for the number of persons visiting its state parks.

  • The Furnace Creek Golf Course is the lowest golf course in the world at 210 feet below sea level.

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