California Citrus State Historic Park

Overview:

California Citrus State Historic Park is one of the lesser-known state parks in California. It is a great place for any van or RV nomad looking to learn a little about the history of citrus agriculture in Southern California. The visitor center has a good display of information and old artifacts on how citrus was produced and harvested during the early years.

Adventure

I never knew this place existed, is a common phrase I hear from people when I take them here. California Citrus State Historic Park is a great place to explore and learn about the history of citrus production in Southern California. 

Brochure: California Citrus State Historic Park

The park features a visitor center, citrus groves, and a grass park. You are allowed to wander around the citrus groves but are not allowed to pick the fruit. 

As the Park says on their website; “The park recaptures the complexities of the time when “Citrus was King,” exploring the significance of the citrus industry in Southern California. “

Visitor Center

There is a visitor center that has an extensive display of the history of citrus production within Southern California. The displays talk about early cultivation all the way to transportation.

The visitor center also has a small gift shop selling souvenirs where you can get stickers, shirts, and other types of stuff. 

Tours

The park offers one tour from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. No reservation is necessary. 

Parking & Info

There is plenty of parking available for your van or RV at the park.

  • Entrance Fee: $5
  • Park Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am-5 pm and Saturday 8 am-7 pm

It’s a privilege to have California Citrus State Historic Park for our enjoyment, so please practice Leave No Trace principles.

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