Park Rules and Regulations


State Park Rules and Regulations are intended to insure that all visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit, while protecting precious park resources for current and future generations.

  • Dogs are required to be held on a leash not exceeding six feet in length and can be walked on paved areas only. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or in the backcountry and cannot be left unattended in a vehicle.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park.
  • No glass containers on the beach.
  • Climbing on cliff faces is prohibited.
  • No nudity in the park.
  • No collection of plants, seeds, or tidepool animals or shells. Fifty pounds of beach driftwood may be collected per day.
  • No open fire pits on/in the sand or backcountry are allowed. Small propane BBQ’s are permitted. Charcoal and wood burning are strictly prohibited.
  • No launching or landing of vessels is permitted. Kayaks are permitted in certain areas; contact the park for more info.
  • No smoking in the El Moro backcountry.
  • All beaches and parking lots close at sunset, except the Historic District and Los Trancos parking lot which close at 10:00 pm. 

Spring in the Backcountry

Tidepools for browsing