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Upcoming Events at All Parks in September, 2018

Twilight Nature Hike

Twilight Nature Hike ~ Friday, September 21, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Our Nature Hike series continues with an early fall evening adventure! Meet in the Vallejo Home parking lot. This is a one mi ...

Presentation: Animal Foresters

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 5:00 p.m. (30 minutes) Presentation about the peculiar ways in which small critters inadvertently promote forest health and help plants and ...

Ongoing Activities

Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park Tours WALKING TOUR INTO THE PAST Volunteer led, three-hour walking tour on paved road. The walk is less than a mile but with a rise in elevation of 300 ...

Jeep Bash

Come enjoy live 80's music while seeing some Jeeps! Event is free to the public and will be taking place in Lot 23-25 between 10-7 PM. For more information, please click here.

Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM)

What: Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM) is a series of education and stewardship events held during September and October to benefit the Tijuana River Watershed. The goals of TRAM are to mobilize a ...

Public Open House

Join us for a unique opportunity to view our newest State Historic Park. This hidden jewel in the Pájaro Valley is currently an active construction site as the adobe building is being repaired ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids can earn the California State Parks Junior Ranger badge! Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities, which may include walks, presentations, games, invest ...

Nature Walk

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, be it upland plant adaptations or the significance of our ...

Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM)

What: Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM) is a series of education and stewardship events held during September and October to benefit the Tijuana River Watershed. The goals of TRAM are to mobilize ...

Nature Hike

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) Discover more about the natural resources found in the park on a hike along the Azalea Glen Trail.

Reading Rangers

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 10:30 a.m. (1 hour) Gather round for Saturday morning story telling and sharing! Suitable for all ages, Interpreters provide a unique sensory experien ...

FANDANGO

¡FANDANGO! A TRADITIONAL 1840’S HARVEST CELEBRATION SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 12PM – 4PM Featuring performances by Baile de California and Yesteryear ...

Tour

Where: Checke event boards for the meeting place for the day When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park. Check event boards for ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 4:00 p.m. (1 hour) Calling all Junior Rangers! Earn your California State Parks' Junior Ranger badge with us and develop your knowledge of the San Die ...

Raptor Institute

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use, back loop When: 6:00 p.m. (1 hour) Meet Danny Sedevic from the Raptor Institute and his rescued birds. Feathered friends that can be found all over the cou ...

FANDANGO! at the Petaluma Adobe SHP

FANDANGO! at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park ~ Saturday , September 22 , Noon – 4 pm Welcome autumn's arrival by experiencing the dance and music of 1840's California ...

A Chapter in Gilman Peak History

Join us for a presentation given by our very own volunteer Barbara Deck about the history of Chino Hills State Park's second highest peak! the program will be held in our meeting room at the Disco ...

Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, September 1 at 11am Saturday, September 15 at 11am Saturday, September 22 at 11am Saturday, September 29 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, a ...

Ranch History Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water- ...

Ranch History Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water- ...

Cuyamaca Creative

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. (1 hour) Explore your creativity at our Sunday morning workshop. Whether it's arts and crafts or the photography seminar, you will experienc ...

Patio Talk

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering a variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we'll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We'll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Ranch History Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water- ...

The Color Run

The Color Run consists of a 5k where participants run through different colors to end up with a colorful, no longer white, t-shirt. Lots 2 through 10 will be closed for this event and will reopen in ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids can earn the California State Parks Junior Ranger badge! Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities, which may include walks, presentations, games, invest ...

Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM)

What: Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM) is a series of education and stewardship events held during September and October to benefit the Tijuana River Watershed. The goals of TRAM are to mobilize ...

Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM)

What: Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM) is a series of education and stewardship events held during September and October to benefit the Tijuana River Watershed. The goals of TRAM are to mobilize a ...

50th Anniversary Celebration

Castle Rock State Park 50th Anniversary Celebration & Grand Opening of new Robert C. Kirkwood Park Entrance Saturday, September 29 from 10am to 4pm California State Parks and Sempervir ...

Hike: Myer's Fire Road

Where: Doane Pond Parking Lot When: 10:30 a.m. (2 hours) One of Palomar Mountain State Park's hidden gems, Myer's Fire Road is an excellent hiking trail as well as utility road. The trail offe ...

Junior Rangers: Geology

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 3:30 p.m. (40 minutes) Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of our mountain's rocky past. Sign up in the Ranger Statio ...

Nature Hike

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) Discover more about the natural resources found in the park on a hike along the Azalea Glen Trail.

Reading Rangers

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 10:30 a.m. (1 hour) Gather round for Saturday morning story telling and sharing! Suitable for all ages, Interpreters provide a unique sensory experien ...

Tour

Where: Check event boards for the meeting place for the day When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park. Check event boards for t ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 4:00 p.m. (1 hour) Calling all Junior Rangers! Earn your California State Parks' Junior Rangers badge with us and develop your knowledge of the San Di ...

Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, September 1 at 11am Saturday, September 15 at 11am Saturday, September 22 at 11am Saturday, September 29 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, a ...

Cuyamaca Creative

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. (1 hour) Expolre your creativity at our Sunday morning workshop. Whether it's arts and crafts of the photography seminar, you will experienc ...

Patio Talk

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.

Junior Rangers: Plants

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 10:30 a.m. (40 minutes) Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of our mountain's trees and plants. Sign up in the Ranger ...

Bird Walk

Every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday 3:00pm Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail to view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this Reserve on their year ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we'll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We'll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Ranch History Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water- ...