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Upcoming Events at All Parks in January, 2017

Hike - Cool Canyon

Where: Meet at teh intersection of Highway S-2 and the first dirt road to the west, just south of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park boundary sign beyond Shelter Valley. When: 9:00 a.m. (4 hours) ...

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 to 5 hours. ...

ABF -Weekly Members Hike

Where: Meet at the State Park Store in the Mall. When: 8:30 (3.5 hours) Meet at the State Park Store in the Mall. Join ABF for our weekly member hikes. Led by Park Rangers, retired Park Range ...

Sonoma SHP - Bear at the Barracks Lecture

Bear at the Barracks Lecture ~ 6:30pm Sonoma Barracks, Spain St & First St East | Dave Duplantier (707) 938-9560 There are black bears living in Sonoma County and in our local State Parks. Come ...

Walk - Notice and Wonder

Where: Visitor Center When: 11:00 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter to explore Nature journaling. We'll observe the desert closely and record what we experience ...

HIke - Mine Wash Hike

Where: Please sign up at the Visitor Center. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the upper parking lot of the Visitor Center to carpool. When: 8:00 a.m. Join volunteer naturalist Ann Keenan for a moderate 5- ...

Talk/Walk - Beaks and Feet

Where: Visitor Center Discovery Lab. When: 10:00 a.m. (1 hour) If you've always wanted to learn about birds but thought it's too complicated and only for birding experts, you'll enjoy this simp ...

Talk - Hardy Desert Survivors

Where: Visitor Center Discovery Lab When: 11:00 a.m. (45 min) Join Certified Interpretive Guide Abby Barker for a power point program in the Discovery Lab as she introduces you to some unique ...

Nature Walk with Beverly

When: 9:00 a.m. Please call the Visitor Center for more information at 760-393-3810. Sign ups for kayak tours are required 24 hours in advance (children must be 13 with an adult). Meet at the Vi ...

Sonoma SHP - Campfire Program

Campfire Program ~ Saturday, January 21, 5:00pm-6:00pm Sonoma Barracks Courtyard, Spain St & First St East | Dave Duplantier (707) 938-9560 Gather ‘round the campfire in this historic setti ...

Crystal Cove - Beachside chat

Learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday from 12-3pm at the Historic District Education Commons where Park Naturalist Alex will host a ...

Crystal Cove - family nature hike

9 am Winter is an exciting time to learn about our local nature. Join park naturalists on a family nature hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park ...

Hike - Stone Bridge #5

Where: Meet at Mile Marker 37.2 on Highway S-22, east of Borrego Springs. When: 9:00 a.m. (4 hours) Join Susie and Brian Jones to explore a wash with towering water-carved walls, walk through ...

Groves on Wheels

10:00AM at the Visitor Center. Join us for a wheelchair and stroller friendly tour through the varietal citrus groves led by one of our knowledgeable docents.

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, investigations ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 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-mile stroll through a magnif ...

Walk - Garden Walk

Where: Visitor Center Garden. When: 1:00 p.m. (45 min) Join a Visitor Center Interpreter who will take you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover some of our special desert p ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Special program for children ages 7-12 only. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space is limited.

Old Cove Landing Coast Nature Walk

Saturday, January 21 at 11 am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch Interpretive ...

Winter Wildflower Walk

Saturday, January 21 at 10 am Fall rains bring a whole new flowering season upon us! Lichens, mosses, fungus and many chaparral plants bloom this time of year. Join Docent Kathy Willott on this fou ...

Snakes Alive!

Saturday, January 14 from noon to 3 pm Sunday, January 22 from noon to 3 pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel l ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 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-mile stroll through a magnif ...

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 even ...

Hike - Lower Willows

Where: Meet at the end of the pavement at the north end of DiGiorgio Road. When: 9:00 a.m. (5-6 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalists Ted Caragozian and Paul Larson for a moderately strenuous hike ...

Hike - Culp Valley Wander

Where: Culp Valley Campground Entrance When: 1:00 p.m. (2.5 hours) Take a walk in one of the favorite areas of Anza-Borrego that features a historic spring, an awesome scenic overlook, and beau ...

Bird Watching with Karen

When: 10:00 a.m. Please call the Visitor Center for more information at 760-393-3810. Sign ups for kayak tours are required 24 hours in advance (children must be 13 with an adult). Meet at the V ...

Guided Bird Walk

Sunday, January 22 at 8 am Location: Campground Join us in the campground for stroll to the Observation Deck to discover the wintering birds of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Meet at the campgrou ...

Gold Discovery Day

January 21 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.; January 24th marks the anniversary of James Marshall's momentous discovery of gold in the tail race of Sutter's Mill. This event is commemorated every year with livin ...

ABF -Weekly Members Hike

Where: Meet at the State Park Store in the Mall. When: 8:30 (3.5 hours) Meet at the State Park Store in the Mall. Join ABF for our weekly member hikes. Led by Park Rangers, retired Park Range ...

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 to 5 hours. ...

Walk - Notice and Wonder

Where: Visitor Center When: 11:00 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter to explore Nature journaling. We'll observe the desert closely and record what we experience ...

Hike - Travertine Palms

Where: Meet at the Red Earth Casino parking lot, north on State Highway 86. When: 9:00 a.m. (5 hours) There is a beautiful palm oasis in the far northeast corner of Anza-Borrego Desert State P ...

Walk - Desert Scents

Where: Meet at teh Visitor Center entrance. When: 1:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy an easy stroll through the visitor center garden with Volunteer Naturalist Ingrid Coffin. Use your senses on this pla ...

Hike - Mountain Palm Springs

Where: Mountain Palm Springs on Highway S-2 at mile post 47.1 When: 9:00 a.m. (5 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalists Paul Larson and Mary Ekelund for a moderate to strenuous 5 mile loop hike thr ...

Walk - Notice and Wonder

Where: Visitor Center When: 11:00 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter to explore Nature journaling. We'll observe the desert closely and record what we experience ...

Coffee with a Ranger

When: 10:00 a.m. Please call the Visitor Center for more information at 760-393-3810. Sign ups for kayak tours are required 24 hours in advance (children must be 13 with an adult). Meet at the V ...

Nature Walk with Beverly

When: 9:00 a.m. Please call the Visitor Center for more information at 760-393-3810. Sign ups for kayak tours are required 24 hours in advance (children must be 13 with an adult). Meet at the Vi ...

Walk - Bird Walk

Where: Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. When: 8:00 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalist Ann Keenan for a walk around the Visitor Center vicinity looking for the common birds of ou ...

Mormon Battalion Day

Learn about the Mormon Battalion's unique contributions to early San Diego's history and enjoy historic children's crafts, a Dutch oven bake-off, and other activites. For more information, please cal ...

Morteros Hike

What: Discovering the Archaeological History of the 'Ehmuu Morteros When: January 28, 2017, 12 noon to 2 pm Where: Meet at the Morteros trailhead in Blair Valley, about 3 miles off Highway S- ...

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 ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Special program for children ages 7-12 only. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space is limited.

Seal Adventure Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, 2017 Tickets go on sale mid-November at www.coastsidestateparks.org Tickets: $60 The nonprofit Coastside State Parks Ass ...

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, investigations ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 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-mile stroll through a magnif ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 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-mile stroll through a magnif ...

Seal Adventure Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, 2017 Tickets go on sale mid-November at www.coastsidestateparks.org Tickets: $60 The nonprofit Coastside State Parks Ass ...

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 even ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Sunday, January 29 at 11 am Join Docent Peggy O’Shea on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral and redwoods. You’ll discuss forests, flowers a ...

Walk - Garden Walk

Where: Visitor Center Garden. When: 1:00 p.m. (45 min) Join a Visitor Center Interpreter who will take you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover some of our special desert p ...

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 ...

Bird Watching Walk & Talk

When: 10:00 a.m. Please call the Visitor Center for more information at 760-393-3810. Sign ups for kayak tours are required 24 hours in advance (children must be 13 with an adult). Meet at the V ...

ABF -Weekly Members Hike

Where: Meet at the State Park Store in the Mall. When: 8:30 (3.5 hours) Meet at the State Park Store in the Mall. Join ABF for our weekly member hikes. Led by Park Rangers, retired Park Range ...

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 to 5 hours. ...