The Golden Bear Pass is an annual park pass to enjoy 280 state parks, 340 miles of coastline, 4,500 miles of trails and 15,000 campsites. The pass gives access to most California State Parks where a “vehicle day use” fee is collected, with the exception of Candlestick Point State Recreation.
The Golden Bear Pass is good for one calendar year (January-December) and costs $5.00. To qualify for the Golden Bear Pass, an applicant must be currently receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), receiving aid under the CalWORKs program, or be 62 and over and meet certain income limits.
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