These collections are generated in response to cultural resource management requirements related to legal mandates, development of park facilities, preservation-related activities, research requirements, and interpretive needs.
The collections include artifacts and other materials obtained using archaeological methods. There are nearly 14,000 items in this collection.
For general information about our collections, see Museum Scope of Collection Statement, 2009.
Did You Know?
Piece by piece, a trail is forging its way along the "backbone" of the recreation area. California State Parks took the first step toward a 65-mile Backbone Trail in 1978. With 5 miles left to go, single track trails and fireroads will unite this patchwork of public parklands from east to west.