This Black Friday, stay out of the malls and step into the woods.

The California State Parks Foundation, California State Parks, and Save the Redwoods League are inviting all Californians to visit a state park FOR FREE on Friday, November 25, the day after Thanksgiving.


Dubbed Green Friday, a total of 13,000 day-use free passes will be issued at 116 parks statewide. Passes are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out a list of all the parks celebrating Green Friday, and don't forget to reserve your free pass in advance.


Need recommendations? Check out some of our favorite state parks in the Bay Area, and what to do there:

National Bridges State BeachCourtesy of California Beaches

National Bridges State Beach, Twin Lakes State Beach & Henry Cowell State Park (Santa Cruz)

http://www.7x7.com/the-explorers-guide-to-santa-cr...


Beach at Tomales Bay State ParkPhoto by Aron Bosworth

Tomales Bay State Park (Marin)

http://www.7x7.com/hike-the-tomales-bay-trail-for-...


Wilder Ranch State Historic Park Courtesy of Wilder Ranch

Wilder Ranch State Historic Park (Santa Cruz)

http://www.7x7.com/the-ultimate-sunday-hike-wilder...


Wolf House at Jack London State Historic ParkCourtesy of jacklondonpark.org

Jack London State Historic Park (Glen Ellen) & Robert Louis Stevenson State Park (Calistoga)

http://www.7x7.com/5-beautiful-wine-country-hikes-...


Armstrong Redwoods State Natural ReserveCourtesy of stewardscr.org

Portola Redwoods State Park (San Mateo) & Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (Sonoma)

http://www.7x7.com/the-bay-areas-best-redwood-hike...


Van Damme State Park Courtesy of Mendocino Area Parks Association

Van Damme State Park & Russian Gulch State Park (Mendocino)

http://www.7x7.com/the-explorers-guide-to-mendocin...


Sonoma Coast State ParkCourtesy of CA Department of Parks and Recreation

Sonoma Coast State Park (Jenner)

http://www.7x7.com/sonoma-countys-5-best-beaches-1...


Rock city in Diablo State ParkPhoto by Aron Bosworth

Mount Diablo State Park (Danville)

http://www.7x7.com/escape-from-sf-mount-diablos-ro...


Mount Tamalpais State ParkCourtesy of stateparks.com

Mount Tamalpais State Park (Marin)

http://www.7x7.com/bay-area-bucket-list-get-to-the...


Burney FallsPhoto by Nancy James

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park (Burney)

http://www.7x7.com/weekend-at-burney-waterfalls-ka...


Red Woods in Calaveras Big Trees State ParkCourtesy of redwoodhikes.com

Calaveras Big Trees State Park (Arnold)

http://www.7x7.com/gold-countrys-big-secret-1783817295.html