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Upcoming Events at All Parks in July, 2017

Campfires

Thursdays through Sundays in July at 8pm (except July 22, and July 29) Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about r ...

Twilight Nature Hike

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm Come out and explore the trail at dusk. See how nature transforms in the early evening with interpretation focusing on nocturnal animals. This is a one-mile, slow-paced ...

Junior Rangers

Thursdays through Mondays in July at 10:30am (except no program on Sunday, July 23) Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn a ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the South Carlsbad Campfire Center located next to the camp store. (May-September) facebook ...

Little Rangers

Thursdays through Mondays in July at 9:30am (except no program on Sunday, July 23) This fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This half-hour ...

Summer Concert Series

Saturday Nights in July at 7:30pm Join California State Parks in welcoming New Brighton beaches weekly outdoor concert series. Every Saturday in July, we will be featuring a local musician at our c ...

Campfires

Friday nights in July at 7:30pm Join us in our campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about ecology, creatures of the ocean or stories of the par ...

Campfires

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays in July at 7 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecol ...

Junior Rangers

Every day in July at 3 pm (Except Wednesdays) Wednesdays in July at 10am Special two-hour program Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games ...

Little Rangers

Every day in Julya at 4:30pm (Except Wednesdays at 1:30pm) This fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youn ...

Dog-Friendly Walk

Saturday, July 22 at 9:30am On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwood groves along beautiful Opal Creek. We'll discu ...

Story Time Walk

Saturday, July 22 from 1pm to 1:30pm Walk is at 1pm; Reading Room is from 1:30pm to 3:30pm Bring the whole family and join us for a walking story time! Starting at Park Headquarters, we’l ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Campfire Program

Starts at 8:30pm Enjoy a relaxing evening underneath the stars while learning about the stories, wildlife, and environment of Half Moon Bay State Beach. Programs last up to an hour and are held ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Junior Rangers

Starts at 2:30pm Discover life along the ocean shore with our weekly Junior Ranger Programs! Programs last up to one hour and are for kids aged 7-12. These events are free of charge; vehicle day ...

Columbia SHP - BIG BAND STREET DANCE

Time: 6-10pm Cost: FREE Step back into the 1940s and put on your dancing shoes to boogie down to the music of Rod Harris and his orchestra. This free event is sponsored by Friends of ...

Columbia SHP - HISTORY’S MYSTERIES

Time: 10:00AM COST: $5 We invite families or groups to solve an actual crime that occurred in Columbia in the 1800s. You will witness the event, interview key members to the crime and get a ch ...

Stargazing

Where: Roof of the State Park Visitor Center When: 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Summer nights can be perfect for stargazing, with the Milky Way high in the sky. Explore constellations and learn abou ...

2017 Summer Campfire Programs

Malibu Creek State Park 2017 Summer Campfire Programs Presented by the MCSP Docents Saturdays 7:00pm (except the astronomy program starts at 8:30pm) Campground Amphitheater Parking is ...

Photography Tour

Saturday, July 8 at 3pm Saturday, July 22 at 3pm Beginners to advanced photographers and nature enthusiasts alike are invited on a 3-mile hike through towering redwoods and rare ancient marine ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays in July at 11am and 2pm Monday, July 3 at 11am and 2pm Tuesday, July 4 at 11am and 2pm Wednesday, July 5 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, July 13 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, ...

Junior Rangers

Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays in July at 11am Discover the fascinating secrets of the beach! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and mor ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, July 1 at 11am Saturday, July 22 at 11am Saturday, July 29 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

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, investigat ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Paso Picacho Day Use Area When: 10:30 For children ages 7 to 12. Junior Ragners provides an opportunity for children to participate in a fun, hands-on activity desgined especially for t ...

Nature Hike

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use Parking Area When: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (estimated) Hike the Azalea Trail and find out more about some of the natural resources in Cuyamaca Rancho State Pa ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Thursday at 2:00pm and Saturday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the San Elijo Campfire Center located at the southern end of the campground. (May-September) ...

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 ...

Star Stroll

Saturday, July 1 at 9pm Saturday, July 8 at 9pm Saturday, July 15 at 9pm Saturday, July 22 at 8:30pm Saturday, July 29 at 8:30pm Join us for a stroll to the Observation Deck to listen to ...

Docent Training and Historical Lectures

Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 Become a specially-trained, volunteer, historical docent at the famous Toscano Hotel & Kitchen. Contact the volunteer coordinator at (707) 938-9547 by Jul ...

Guided Redwood Walks

Saturdays at 11am How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer thes ...

Docent Training and Historical Lectures

Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 Become a specially-trained, volunteer, historical docent at the famous Toscano Hotel & Kitchen. Contact the volunteer coordinator at (707) 938-9547 by Jul ...

Birding for Beginners

Sunday, July 23 at 8am Join us for a 2-mile morning stroll to discover the wildlife of the Santa Cruz Sandhills. Meet at the Mountain Parks Foundation Nature Store in the day-use area of locat ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

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 ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays in July at 11am and 2pm Monday, July 3 at 11am and 2pm Tuesday, July 4 at 11am and 2pm Wednesday, July 5 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, July 13 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, ...

Twilight Adaptations

Sundays in July at 7:30pm Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fu ...

Sempervirens Falls Hike

Sunday, July 23 at 10:30am This beautiful hike takes you by Sempervirens Falls, Ohlone grinding rocks, the birthplace of Big Basin and more! Join Docent Hal Anjo on this 4-mile, 3-hour hike. Bring wa ...

Sunset Strolls

Mondays in July at 6pm Discover the unique and diverse Santa Cruz Sandhills habitat on this 2-mile evening hike to the observation deck. Meet at the Campfire Center, in the Henry Cowell Redwoods ...

Exploring Big Basin Hike

Tuesdays in July at 9am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Friday, July 7 at 10:30am Sunday, July 16 at 10:30am Wednesday, July 26 at 10:30am Join a Big Basin Docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral and r ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Campfire Program

Starts at 8:30pm Enjoy a relaxing evening underneath the stars while learning about the stories, wildlife, and environment of Half Moon Bay State Beach. Programs last up to an hour and are held ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the South Carlsbad Campfire Center located next to the camp store. (May-September) facebook ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Thursday at 2:00pm and Saturday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the San Elijo Campfire Center located at the southern end of the campground. (May-September) ...

Campfires

Friday nights in July at 7:30pm Join us in our campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about ecology, creatures of the ocean or stories of the par ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the South Carlsbad Campfire Center located next to the camp store. (May-September) facebook ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Thursday at 2:00pm and Saturday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the San Elijo Campfire Center located at the southern end of the campground. (May-September) ...

Bodie Ghost Walk and Free Star Stories

June 24 th , July 29 th , and August 26 th 2017 ( The tours are sold out ) Three Extraordinary Nights - Three Remarkable Tours Bodie will stay open until 10pm for the General Public. You are wel ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Paso Picacho Day Use Area When: 10:30 For children ages 7 to 12. Junior Ragners provides an opportunity for children to participate in a fun, hands-on activity desgined especially for t ...

Nature Hike

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use Parking Area When: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (estimated) Hike the Azalea Trail and find out more about some of the natural resources in Cuyamaca Rancho State Pa ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

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, investigat ...

Guided Redwood Walks

Saturdays at 11am How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer thes ...

Star Stroll

Saturday, July 1 at 9pm Saturday, July 8 at 9pm Saturday, July 15 at 9pm Saturday, July 22 at 8:30pm Saturday, July 29 at 8:30pm Join us for a stroll to the Observation Deck to listen to ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays in July at 11am and 2pm Monday, July 3 at 11am and 2pm Tuesday, July 4 at 11am and 2pm Wednesday, July 5 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, July 13 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, July 1 at 11am Saturday, July 22 at 11am Saturday, July 29 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular ...

Star Party

Where: Paso Picacho Group Camp When: 8:00 p.m. San Diego Astronomy Association joins us with their amazing telescopes to teach us about astronomy utilizing Cuyamaca's stellar dark skies. Check ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Campfire Program

Starts at 8:30pm Enjoy a relaxing evening underneath the stars while learning about the stories, wildlife, and environment of Half Moon Bay State Beach. Programs last up to an hour and are held ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Junior Rangers

Starts at 2:30pm Discover life along the ocean shore with our weekly Junior Ranger Programs! Programs last up to one hour and are for kids aged 7-12. These events are free of charge; vehicle day ...

Outlook from Mt. McAbee Hike

Saturday, July 29 at 10:30am Join Docent Hal Anjo on a hike to McAbee Outlook. We'll stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returning through a beautiful old-growth redwood forest. Learn a ...

Here Comes the Sun

Saturday, July 29 from 11 am to 1pm Come to the Campfire Center and look through a solar telescope at the Sun. You'll see sunspots, solar prominences and other features of our closest star as you le ...

Snakes Alive!

Saturday, July 29 from noon to 3pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Sempervirens Room at Park He ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Junior Rangers

Starts at 2:30pm Discover life along the ocean shore with our weekly Junior Ranger Programs! Programs last up to one hour and are for kids aged 7-12. These events are free of charge; vehicle day ...

Twilight Adaptations

Sundays in July at 7:30pm Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have special adaptations to survive. Come test your nocturnal abilities on this fu ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays in July at 11am and 2pm Monday, July 3 at 11am and 2pm Tuesday, July 4 at 11am and 2pm Wednesday, July 5 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, July 13 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

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 ...

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 ...

Sunset Strolls

Mondays in July at 6pm Discover the unique and diverse Santa Cruz Sandhills habitat on this 2-mile evening hike to the observation deck. Meet at the Campfire Center, in the Henry Cowell Redwoods ...