China Camp State Park was slated for permanent closure on July 1, 2012, due to a $22 million cut in the budget for California State Parks. Friends of China Camp has entered into an Operating Agreement with California State Parks for three years, which will keep the park open seven days a week. This agreement was a result of strong backing from the community and we could not have done this without you, our supporters. We are now working to enhance the visitor experience with educational field trips, interpretive programs, and special events.



Help keep our state park open by volunteering your time. A number of volunteer opportunities are available, including foot and bike ambassadors, museum docents, and trail maintenance workers.

Join us as a volunteer