Last updated:

29th April 2024

Parking at California

Play area at California country park


Parking, Location and Facilities

California Country Park covers 40 hectares and is set within 100 acres of ancient bogland and lowland heath. It offers scenic walks, wildlife watching, fishing and more. The park is open daily throughout the year.  The footpath around Longmoor Lake is hard surfaced. Other trails through the park are not and may be unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs in wet, muddy conditions.

No barbeques or open fires are allowed.

Driving to Us

California Country Park is located off of Nine Mile Ride B3430. By sat nav enter RG40 4HU. 

Planning your Journey 

You can get information about planning your journey to the country park at the My Journey Wokingham website. This great resource has more information on cycle routes, walking maps and public transport timetables.

Walks and Trails 

There are 2 walks at the park.  The Longmoor Lake walk is 0.9 miles long.

The Woodland Walk is 2.2 miles long. The Woodland Walk takes into the 8,000 year old Longmoor Bog on a specially constructed board walk. This is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest, due to it's abundance of rare sedges and mosses. This includes the Heathland, Longmoor Lake and woodland.

To find out more about these routes download California Country Park walks (PDF document).            

Dogs are welcome

Dogs are welcome at California and we provide dog bins for you to use. Please respect others by keeping your dog under control and don't allow them to foul in public areas. We don't allow dogs in the play park and near the paddling pool.

Longmoor Lake fishing information

Longmoor Lake at California Country Park is a picturesque 6-acre estate lake providing excellent fishing for all.  Originally excavated over 100 years ago, the lake which boasts 5 islands, provides fishing for the specimen and pleasure angler alike. 

For more information please visit our page on Fishing

Self Service Dog Wash

Discover California Country Park's Self Service Dog Wash, conveniently located within our main car park near to Jackson’s Cafe. This easy to use facility is ideal for washing your dog. The machine provides warm water, a range of shampoos and a two speed dryer - all at a low cost. 

No more muddy paws - leaving your car and home clean and everyone ready to relax after your walkies!

The Dog Wash is owned and operated by

Camping and caravanning

Camping and caravan park - a privately run chalet and touring park, with camping facilities near the park. Call 0118 973 3928 or email for further information and bookings.

Car park charges


  • Up to and including 3 hours: £2.30 per hour
  • 4 hours and over £9.20 flat rate 


  • £25 flat rate per day (all year)

Mini Buses

  • Mini buses with 10 seats or more count as a coach and should therefore pay the coach parking fee unless they are displaying a Blue Badge. 

Blue Badge Holders and Motorcycles

  • Free of charge
  • Blue Badge Holders must clearly and correctly display their blue badge to qualify for free parking within the car parks. 

Season Tickets

  • Standard 6 months: £125
  • Standard 12 months: £230
  • Concessionary 6 months: £85
  • Concessionary 12 months: £165  

Unlocking the gate

  • £115 to unlock the gates

To apply for a season ticket, complete the online form.

Pay and Display tickets are available from the car park ticket machines. Car parking charges apply from 6am to 10pm daily. All income goes to the maintenance of California Country Park. Payment is by cash, credit or debit card.

The access gate to the car parks is only open between 7am and 10pm. Please ensure that you have left the car park in time for the automatic gates to be locked at 10pm. Your car could get locked and there would be a penalty charge to unlock it.

Unlocking the gates payment process:

  • Phone 0800 212 111

  • Search: Wokingham Borough Council, Licensing Fees and Payment Licensing fees and payments (

  • Click: Make an online payment.
  • Select: Car Park Unlocking Fee
  • This brings up the page where you enter your car’s registration and car park details and then go to check out.