Parks & Monuments
Joshua Tree National Park
"Joshua Tree National Park is immense, nearly 800,000 acres, and infinitely variable. Two deserts, two large ecosystems primarily determined by elevation, come together in the park. Few areas more vividly illustrate the contrast between 'high' and 'low' desert. Humans have occupied the area encompassed by Joshua Tree National Park's nearly 800,000 acres for at least 5,000 years. The first group known to inhabit the area was the Pinto Culture, followed by the Serrano, the Chemehuevi, and the Cahuilla. After the area became a national monument in 1936, local and regional residents were the primary park visitors. As Southern California grew so did park visitation; Joshua Tree now lies within a three-hour drive of more than 18 million people. Since Joshua Tree was elevated from national monument to national park status in 1994, however, greater numbers of visitors from around the nation and the world come to experience Joshua Tree National Park".
Mojave Desert National Preserve
"Singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, and carpets of wildflowers are all found at this 1.6 million acre park. A visit to its canyons, mountains and mesas will reveal long-abandoned mines, homesteads, and rock-walled military outposts. Located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Mojave Desert National Preserve provides serenity and solitude from major metropolitan areas".
"Explore A New Wilderness"
"Did you know that there are three new national monuments in California? Sand to Snow, Castle Mountains and Mojave Trails National Monuments protect approximately 1.8 million acres of spectacular desert landscapes, soaring mountain peaks, fragile wildlife habitat, unique historic resources and important cultural sites. They also offer a wide variety of recreation opportunities. Explore and enjoy your new wilderness!". Learn more about the newly designated monuments in Mojave and the best hiking spots in the area at the website found below.
Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
800 N. Archibald Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764
Phone: (909) 481-4205
Hours: Sun.-Sat. 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sa.-Su. 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
“Located in Ontario, CA where business and culture meet, Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park provides 150 acres of outdoor recreation activities in an urban setting. Enjoy a wide range of activities including two lakes for fishing, a swim complex with water slides, zero depth water play park, picnic tables
and group picnic shelters for corporate events, large parties and family reunions”.
Glen Helen Regional Park
2555 Glen Helen Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407
Phone: (909) 887-7540
Park Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
"Lakes closed for fishing on stocking days (Thursday - contact the park for specific dates)
Located at the base of the chaparral covered hills of the Cajon Pass with scenic views of both the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains, Glen Helen Regional Park offers 1,340 acres of recreational activities from the relaxing to the rugged. Glen Helen offers two lakes for fishing, a swim complex with pool, sandy area, dual water slides, zero depth water Play Park, large group shelter picnic areas accommodating up to 300 persons - ideal for that company picnic, large family gathering or group event. There are several picnic areas under shady trees with amazing views throughout the park. Enjoy wide open spaces for your favorite field games -or bring the kids out to play on the latest playground equipment that will challenge their bodies and their minds!
We are also home to the San Manuel Amphitheater, a 65,000 seat outdoor concert venue; and also home to the Glen Helen Raceway, an off-highway competitive event facility".
Lake Gregory Regional Park
24171 Lake Drive
Crestline, CA 92325
Phone: (909) 338- 2233
"Located in the community of Crestline, CA, Lake Gregory Regional Park is tucked in the cool cedar and pine forest of the San Bernardino Mountains. The lake has 84 surface acres for swimming and water sports and Lake Gregory is a cool respite in the hot summer months.
For more information visit www.lakegregoryrecreation.com"
Mojave Narrows Regional Park
18000 Yates Road
Victorville CA 92392P
hone: (760) 245-2226
Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. thru Labor Day
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sept.-Memorial Day
"Located alongside an old riverbed in the high desert; Mojave Narrows offers lush plant growth, acres of waterways, impressive strands of cottonwood and willows and broad meadows all naturally landscaped by nature. The park is home to more than 1,500 species of watchable wildlife".
Mojave River Regional Park
17891 CA 173
Hesperia, CA 92345P
hone: (760) 389-2322
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
"Mojave River Forks offers camping under wide open skies away from city noises and lights. Located in the Summit Valley of Hesperia at the gateway to the Pacific Coast Trail, this park provides serenity for those who enjoy nature and wide open space".
Prado Regional Park
16700 S. Euclid Avenue
Chino, CA 91708
Phone: (909) 597-4260
Park Hours: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
"Prado Regional Park is a one-stop recreational paradise located in the Chino Valley basin where San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties connect. The name Prado is derived from California’s early Spanish days when the countryside was known as a “prado” or meadow.
This park is loaded with outdoor recreation and adventure offering: Fishing, camping, hiking, biking and nature trails, disc golf and outstanding picnic facilities. A unique feature of Prado is that it has a meeting room that seats 80 people and is ideal for club meetings, parties and receptions.
Around the park there are even more activities to take advantage of -- two 18-hole golf courses, an Olympic shooting range, horseback riding, and archery are just some of the added adventures you could enjoy at Prado Regional Park!"
Yucaipa Regional Park
33900 Oak Glen Road
Yucaipa, CA 92399
Phone: (909) 790-3127
Park Hours: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
"Yucaipa Regional Park, with panoramic views of the San Bernardino Mountains and Mount San Gorgonio is located near Oak Glen, Redlands and mountain communities.
It offers a wide range of outdoor recreation including: fishing in three lakes, a swim complex with dual flume water slides, and sandy beach area. During the summer rent aqua cycles and pedal boats to go about the lake. Camp surrounded by scenic vistas - and there are beautifully appointed large group shelters holding up to 350 people with built-in grills and running water. Open picnic tables and grills are plentiful throughout the park. And you can toss horse shoes year-round as well as play disc golf, too!"
Moabi Regional Park
100 Park Moabi Road
Needles, CA 92363
Phone: (760) 326-9000
“Located along the banks of the Colorado River, at the California and Arizona state lines, Moabi Regional Park is the place for people who enjoy water recreation and beautiful scenery. A short drive from Lake Havasu, AZ and Laughlin, NV, Moabi Regional Park is perfectly situated for loads of family fun”. Activities include: fishing, boating, kayak and canoe rental, inland and peninsula camping, swimming, horse shoe put, and open space for field activities. http://cms.sbcounty.gov/parks/Parks/MoabiRegionalPark.aspx"