|Breaking News! Volunteer training for both Castle Rock and Portola Redwoods State Parks Is scheduled for April 20, 27 and May 4|
The Portola and Castle Rock Foundation is 501(c)(3) non profit established in 1991 - we are the official cooperating association for Portola Redwoods State Park and Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains. All donations go exclusively to protect and enhance these two state parks.
Portola Redwoods State Park is beloved for its beautiful old growth Coastal Redwoods, meandering streams, group-campsites, trail camp, and drive-in campground; Castle Rock State Park is best known for its spectacular rock climbing areas, wholly unique in the Bay Area. In addition Castle Rock offers excellent hiking opportunities; most exciting is the famous Skyline-to-the-Sea trail which starts at Castle Rock and continues through Big Basin Redwoods SP, ending at Waddell Beach on the Pacific Ocean.
In the face of State Budget closures, Portola Redwoods and Castle Rock will both remain open for 1 more year because of Donor Agreements reached between the State of California, the Portola and Castle Rock Foundation, our partners Peninsula Open Space Trust, Save The Redwoods League, Sempervirens Fund, and hundreds of grassroots donors.
Volunteer engagement is more critical than ever. If you are interested in learning more about our volunteer program, please visit our Park Volunteers page.