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Upcoming Events at All Parks in June, 2016

Guided History Walks

Every day in June at 1 pm Experience the tales of shipwrecks, the whaling station, and the commercial wharf that once operated here. Learn about life at the lighthouse and the technol ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Campfire Program

Time: between 7:30 and 8:30 (contingent on sunset time) Beginning May 27th through September 4th Campfire programs every Friday and Saturday with times ranging between 7:30 and 8:30 P.M. conting ...

Little Rangers

Saturdays and Sundays in June at 10 am This fun program is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This 30 minute program will introduce yo ...

Junior Rangers

Saturdays and Sundays in June at 10:30 am Discover the redwood forest! Play games, express yourself with arts and crafts, hike, and explore during this 1 hour kids program. This program ...

Birds of Butano

Saturday, June 4 at 1 pm Saturday, June 18 at 1 pm Watch and learn the birds of the park on this 2 hour stroll along the Six Bridges trail. Meet at the Six Bridges Trailhead, ...

Evening Campfires

Saturdays in June at 8 pm Gather around the campfire for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about the creatures of the forest, or stories of the park w ...

Junior Rangers

Saturdays in June at 3 pm Sundays in June at 11 am June 13 through June 30: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 3 pm Discover the fascinating s ...

Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, June 4 from 9:30 am to noon Saturday, June 18 from 9 am to noon Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 am to noon Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headq ...

A Walk in the Past

Saturday, June 4 at 10 am No Safeway? No Home Depot? No Pharmacy? How did the Ohlone Indians survive? Take a walk with Docent Tom Batley and learn about some of the plants the Ohlones used ...

Felling the Giants

Saturday, June 4 at 11:30 am How did lumbermen cut down these tall, tall trees? What was life like in a logging camp? What tools did they use? Join Docent Paul Fewel as he tells stories of ...

Natures Reading Room

Saturday, June 4 from 1 pm to 3 pm Come sit under our ancient circle of redwoods—nature’s reading room—and choose a book or two to read with your family. Drop by and Docent Norm Beeson wil ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-m ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Fort Tejon SHP - Frontier Army Days

Come and take a step back in time and see California as it was in 1856. At Fort Tejon State Historic Park, visitors can witness life at This U.S. Army post of the Far West. Fort Tejon was a crossroad ...

Pfeiffer Big Sur Activities

10:00 a.m. JUNIOR RANGERS– REDWOODS (children ages 7-12 only) Come have some fun discovering our majestic California Coastal Redwoods and find out why they are so special. Meet Sara for this one-h ...

Pfeiffer Big Sur Activities

11:00 a.m. CHILDREN'S NATURE WALK - "Flower Power The plants of Big Sur" Join Sara for an hour of fun games, and a little walking. Discover the many plants of Big Sur and how they grow. All ages w ...

Tijuana Estuary - Bird Walk

Every 1st, and 3rd Sunday 3:00 to 4:00pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this Reserve on their yearl ...

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 disc ...

Can You Survive? (Part 1)

Sunday, June 5 from 10 am to 3 pm If you hike, bike, camp or ride horses, then you should have a working knowledge of modern wilderness survival. Join Docent Steve Stolper for a hand ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Sunday, June 5 at noon Saturday, June 18 at noon Join Docent Hal Anjo on one of our most diverse hikes by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral and redwoods. You will d ...

Critter Safari

Friday, June 10 at 9:30 am There are many animals that call the redwood forest their home. Sometimes we may not be able to see them, but they’re there! Join us on a walk through the forest ...

Living History Day

Join us on the second Saturday of the month for living history activities and events. Enjoy the park filled with docents dressed in period clothing who discuss the 1850s and give demonstrations. You a ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center, b ...

Earths Ever-Changing Forces

Saturday, June 11 at 11 am Join a volunteer Robert Irons on a 1-mile, 1-hour adventure to observe the great forces that have been manipulating Cove Beach long before humans were ever he ...

The Roof of Big Basin Hike

Saturday, June 11 at 9 am Enjoy the spring wildflowers, ferns and other plants while hiking with Docents Kathy Willott and Glenn Joy through a variety of habitats as you ascend 1100' ...

Volunteer with the Trail Crew

Saturday, June 11 at 9 am Since 1969 the Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew has helped make it possible for others to safely enjoy the beauty of our park. The Trail Crew meets the second Sa ...

What is that Bird?

Saturday, June 11 at 9:30 am This easy, one-mile stroll with Docent Karen DeMello will introduce you to the birds of the redwood forest. Beginner birders are welcomed! Bring binoculars ...

Redwood Guided Walks

Saturday, June 11 at 1 pm Saturday, June 25 at 1 pm Walk along the Little Butano Creek Trail and discover the beautiful features of the redwood forest. Bring water and snacks ...

Evening Campfires

Saturdays in June at 8 pm Gather around the campfire for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about the creatures of the forest, or stories of the park w ...

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays at 9 am 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 t ...

Can You Survive? (Part 2)

Sunday, June 12 from 10 am to 3 pm If you hike, bike, camp or ride horses, then you should have a working knowledge of modern wilderness survival. Join Docent Steve Stolper for a hands-o ...

Berry Creek Falls Hike

Sunday, June 12 at 9:30 am Travel deep into the heart of Big Basin as you experience a wide range of habitats on this moderate to strenuous 11-mile-loop hike. Wind through shady redwood ...

Shadowbrook Stroll

Sunday, June 12 at 1 pm Join Docent Hal Anjo as he guides you on a less-traveled trail that takes you by Union Creek, to the Sempervirens Falls and back through the redwoods. This is ...

Nature Wander

Sunday, June 12 at 1 pm Find out what is growing and blooming right now in the Waddell Valley on this approximately 1 mile, 1.5 hour guided walk with docent naturalist Ann Garside. ...

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 disc ...

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays at 9 am 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 t ...

Rivers and Redwoods

Friday, June 17 at 3 pm Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is more than just redwoods! Join one of our docents as we explore beyond the old growth forest and onto the river. This slow paced ...

Pacheco SP - 15th Annual Family Kite Day

Time: 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The fifteenth annual Family Kite Day will be held at Pacheco State Park on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. An afternoon of fun is in t ...

In the Company of Redwoods

Saturday, June 18 at 9:30 am Take a walk, color a notecard and learn about the plants of the redwood community with David Casterson, naturalist and author of In the Company of Redwood ...

Wildflower Walk!

Saturday, June 18 at 10 am Sunday, June 19 at 10 am Join Docent Scott Peden on this slow-paced walk with lots of stops to identify flowering plants and take photos. ...

Birds of Butano

Saturday, June 4 at 1 pm Saturday, June 18 at 1 pm Watch and learn the birds of the park on this 2 hour stroll along the Six Bridges trail. Meet at the Six Bridges Trailhead, ...

Evening Campfires

Saturdays in June at 8 pm Gather around the campfire for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about the creatures of the forest, or stories of the park w ...

Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, June 4 from 9:30 am to noon Saturday, June 18 from 9 am to noon Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 am to noon Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headq ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Sunday, June 5 at noon Saturday, June 18 at noon Join Docent Hal Anjo on one of our most diverse hikes by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral and redwoods. You will d ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Tijuana Estuary Speaker Series

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Recurrence: every 3rd Saturday of the month Location: Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center Questions: 619-575-3613 Check to see who the upcoming speaker is: http://tr ...

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 disc ...

Tijuana Estuary - Bird Walk

Every 1st, and 3rd Sunday 3:00 to 4:00pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this Reserve on their yearl ...

Wildflower Walk!

Saturday, June 18 at 10 am Sunday, June 19 at 10 am Join Docent Scott Peden on this slow-paced walk with lots of stops to identify flowering plants and take photos. ...

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays at 9 am 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 t ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Bodie Ghost Walk and Free Star Stories

June 25, July 30, and August 27 2016 Three Extraordinary Nights - Three Remarkable Tours Bodie will stay open until 10pm for the General Public. You are welcome to enjoy town on your own or take a ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center, b ...

Snakes Alive!

Saturday, June 25 from noon to 3 pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, and hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Old Lo ...

Family Discovery Walk

Saturday, June 25 at 1 pm Join Docent Norm Beeson for a fun-filled family walk and investigate the mysteries and wonders of Big Basins redwood forest! We will discover what surpris ...

Evening Campfires

Saturdays in June at 8 pm Gather around the campfire for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about the creatures of the forest, or stories of the park w ...

Redwood Guided Walks

Saturday, June 11 at 1 pm Saturday, June 25 at 1 pm Walk along the Little Butano Creek Trail and discover the beautiful features of the redwood forest. Bring water and snacks ...

Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, June 4 from 9:30 am to noon Saturday, June 18 from 9 am to noon Saturday, June 25 from 9:30 am to noon Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headq ...

Outlook from Mt. McAbee

Sunday, June 26 at 1 pm 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. ...

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 disc ...

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays at 9 am 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 t ...