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Buy a California State Park Pass - If you’ll be visiting Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park or other California State Parks frequently, buy a state parks pass—an excellent way to save money and support state parks. Click here for more information.

Volunteer - Do you enjoy nature and being outdoors? Do you want to share knowledge with others and promote conservation and stewardship? This is your opportunity to join our team of dedicated volunteers who rove the trails, interact with visitors, host at the visitor center and in general contribute to the inspiration, education and enjoyment of park visitors.

  • Docents: Docents activities may include leading school group tours, living history demonstrations, guided hikes, and more. Volunteer Trainings are every year in early spring. For more information, please call 831-426-0505. 
  • Wilderness Patrol:  Hike or mountain bike into scenic backcountry in the Santa Cruz Mountains. For more information, contact the program coordinator Jeremy Lin at (831) 427-2288 or email rdopis@parks.ca.gov
  • For information about volunteering at other state parks in the Santa Cruz district, call the district office at (831) 335-6391 or email volunteer.inparksprogram@parks.ca.gov.

Support nonprofit groups working with California State Parks such as Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks.