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Upcoming Events at All Parks in July, 2016

Annadel SP

Time: 9am Location: Cobblestone Trailhead, Channel Drive, Annadel State Park By popular demand, another hike through Annadel Quarries with Annadel history volunteer Lou Kinzler. Lou will lead ...

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 ...

Hendy Woods SP - Stargazing

Time: 9:00 PM Stargazing Exploring the Night Sky Meadow Trail at the Day Use Area. Summer 2016 Interpretive Programs Programs may be rescheduled due to weather. For more information ...

Hendy Woods SP - Jr. Rangers

Time: Thursday - 2:00-3:00 PM Friday - 2:00-3:00 PM Sunday - 10:00-11:00AM Jr. Rangers at Campfire Center Jr. Rangers program is for Ages 7-12 Years. Summer 2016 Interpre ...

Junior Rangers

Every Friday and Saturday in July at 2:30 pm Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. ...

Critter Safari

Friday, July 1 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 ...

Junior Rangers

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 3 pm Thursday at 10 am Special Two-Hour Junior Rangers! Every Sunday at 11 am Discover the fascinatin ...

Big Basin Nature Club

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm Every Thursday at 1:30 pm Every Sunday at 10 am This fun program is designed for children ages 3-6 and t ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Ever Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm Monday, July 4 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 ...

Little Ocean Expolorers

Every Saturday in July at 2:30 pm Imagine, play, learn and explore during this thirty-minute program for children ages 3-6 and their families. Youngsters will be introduced to the beach and disco ...

A Walk in the Past

Saturday, July 2 at 10 am No Safeway? No Home Depot? No Pharmacy? How did the Ohlone Indians survive? Take a walk with Docent Eva Fewel and learn about some of the plants the Ohl ...

Felling the Giants

Saturday, July 2 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 ...

Family Discovery Walk

Saturday, July 2 at 1 pm Saturday, July 30 at 1 pm Join Docent Norm Beeson for a fun-filled family walk and investigate the mysteries and wonders of Big Basins redwood fores ...

Hendy Woods SP - Campfire Hoedown!

Time: 8:00PM-9:30PM Campfire Hoedown! At Campfire Center Summer 2016 Interpretive Programs Programs may be rescheduled due to weather. For more information call (707)895-3141 Visit ...

Hendy Woods SP - Trail Walks

Time: 10:30AM Trail Walks with Hendy Woods Community Docents at Day Use Parking Area. Summer 2016 Interpretive Programs Programs may be rescheduled due to weather. For more informatio ...

Silver Strand SB - Junior Rangers

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 other award ...

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 ...

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

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 acti ...

Fourth of July Parade

Monday, July 4 at 10 am Join the Big Basin 4th of July Parade, led by Uncle Sam, through the Redwoods to the Campfire Center where we will sing songs from the All American Song Book, end ...

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays in July at 9 am Monday, July 4 at 9 am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and Dia ...

Glorious 4th of July

Join in the fun activities all around Columbia! The classic greased pole competition, watermelon eating, egg race, parade, and so many more! Bring your chairs and sunscreen for a grand ol' time!

Old-fashioned Independence Day

Monday, July 4, 2016 from 11 am to 4 pm Visit Wilder Ranch’s historic cultural preserve and take a step back in time 100 years ago as you participate in an early 1900s style Independence D ...

Silver Strand SB - Campfire Program

7:00pm-8:00pm Join us around a campfire to celebrate a special aspect of Silver Strand State Beach at these evening programs for all ages. Sing songs, play games, listen to a story, participate in 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 ...

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 ...

What is that bird?

Saturday, July 9 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 binocula ...

Anderson Marsh SHP - Nature Walk

Time: 8:15am Anderson Marsh State Historic Park holds guided nature walks on the second Saturday of nearly every month. The next scheduled walk will be held on Saturday morning July 9th. Led ...

Trail Crew 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Join the Mount Diablo State Park Trail Crew and help maintain and improve our park's beautiful hiking trails! Work may include cutting back brush from the sides of the trail, clearing away grasses or ...

Junior Rangers

10-11 AM Mountian Lions is the topic of this Sunday's Junior Rnager Program. Please join us at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center.

Berry Creek Falls Hike

Sunday, July 10 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 ...

Half Moon Music in the Park

Thursday, July 14 at 6 pm Thursday, August 11 at 6 pm Thursday, September 8 at 6 pm Thursday, October 13 at 6 pm Bring a picnic blanket, beach chairs, snacks and your dancing shoes and join Calif ...

Full Moon Madness

Friday, July 15 from 6 pm to 9 pm This event is perfect for experiencing Henry Cowell in a whole new way… at night! This astronomy based evening is perfect for the ...

Little Ocean Expolorers

Every Saturday in July at 2:30 pm Imagine, play, learn and explore during this thirty-minute program for children ages 3-6 and their families. Youngsters will be introduced to the beach and disco ...

Saturday, July 16 at 1 pm

Saturday, July 16 at 1 pm 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 here. Uncover ...

Horse Tails

Saturday, July 16 at 1 pm Come meet Bellarose the horse and learn about the important role horses played in early Big Basin history. Join Docent Peggy O’Shea as she shares stories of how ...

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 ...

Big Band Street Dance

Step back to 1945 and celebrate the year Columbia became a State Park! Bring your dancing shoes and chairs to fully enjoy this fun evening right in the middle of Main Street.

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 ...

Junior Ranger

10-11 AM Gold Panning with Bob Harness (Program starts at 12 PM) Please join us at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center.

Can you Survive? (Part 1)

Sunday, July 17 from 10 am to 3 pm Join Docent Steve Stolper for a hands-on workshop to learn wilderness survival techniques. These skills help you survive a short-term survival situ ...

Creeping Forest Ramble

Sunday, July 17 at noon Explore the natural history of this less-visited trail with Docent Hal Anjo on a 3-hour, 3.5-mile hike up and down the creeping terrain, along creeks, throug ...

Trail Crew 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Join the Mount Diablo State Park Trail Crew and help maintain and improve our park's beautiful hiking trails! Work may include cutting back brush from the sides of the trail, clearing away grasses or ...

Silver Strand SB - Campfire Program

7:00pm-8:00pm Join us around a campfire to celebrate a special aspect of Silver Strand State Beach at these evening programs for all ages. Sing songs, play games, listen to a story, participate in 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 ...

History's Mysteries

July 23, Aug 6, Aug 20, Sept 3; 10:00am Take part in a real trial based on a historical event! Witness a reenactment in the street, then participate in the inquest and trial. Our docent characters ...

Ernst Ewoldson Nature Center

ERNST EWOLDSEN NATURE CENTER (Located along the Warden's Path on the south side of the Big Sur River) Open 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Have you ever wondered what a mountain lion's fur feels like? Whet ...

Little Ocean Expolorers

Every Saturday in July at 2:30 pm Imagine, play, learn and explore during this thirty-minute program for children ages 3-6 and their families. Youngsters will be introduced to the beach and disco ...

Can You Survive? (Part 2)

Sunday, July 24 from 10 am to 3 pm Join docent Steve Stolper for a hands-on workshop to learn modern wilderness survival techniques. These skills help you survive a short (1-3 day) survi ...

Trash Removal Project 9 AM - 3 PM

Join Mount Diablo's "Trash Removal Project" (TRP) for a fun, fast-paced work day on the last Friday of every month! Over the past 20 years, the TRP team has removed over 1,000,000 feet of barbed wire ...

Little Ocean Expolorers

Every Saturday in July at 2:30 pm Imagine, play, learn and explore during this thirty-minute program for children ages 3-6 and their families. Youngsters will be introduced to the beach and disco ...

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 ...

Fort Ross Festival

July 30th, 10am-6:30pm: Fort Ross Festival California State Parks and Fort Ross Conservancy are pleased to welcome you to Fort Ross Festival, where we celebrate the wonderful diverse internation ...

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 ...

Outlook from Mt. McAbee

Sunday, July 31 at 10:30 am 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 for ...

Birding for Beginners

Sunday, July 31 at 8 am Discover the birds of Henry Cowell with park volunteer Jim Williams, on a 1 mile, 2 hour leisurely stroll along the river and meadow. Please remember to BYOB (bri ...