State Park Activities

*Park Day use fees apply for nature walks and activities.

Friday, June 8th

10:00 a.m.
Nature Walk: "Natural History of Big Sur"
Join Park Interpreter Sara for a one hour stroll along the Nature Trail, River Path and Warden’s Path and discover what makes Big Sur so unique. We will end at the Nature Center. Meet at Day Use Lot #2.

11:00 a.m.– 12 noon
Ernst Ewoldsen Nature Center Opening
Join us for the seasonal opening of the nature center and see our new interactive condor flight exhibit and hand painted murals. Light refreshments provided.


Saturday, June 9th

10:00 a.m. 
Junior Rangers: ECOLOGY (children ages 7-12 only)

Come have some fun discovering habitats of Big Sur and how they are all related. Meet Park Interpreter Sara at the campfire center for one hour of activities and design your own poster.

11:30 a.m.
Ranger Cubs: WATER (ages 6 and under)
Children and parents join Park Interpreter Sara for a half hour of fun. Hear stories about our water cycle, make your own watershed and learn how you can help keep them clean. Meet at the Campfire Center.

8:00 p.m.
Special Film Screening "A Place Apart– Big Sur"
Join us for a glimpse into the past during this 45 minute film at the Campfire Center. Political and economic realities that threaten Big Sur's future are examined. Stresses the importance of developing an environmental ethic for protecting and preserving this beautiful country. Narrated by Betty White, produced in 1989.


Sunday, June 10th

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 welcome. Meet at Day Use Lot #1.


Friday, June 15th

8:00 p.m.
Movie Night: "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air"
Join us for a one hour film celebrating the tiniest of birds. Stunningly beautiful high-definition, high-speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild help us understand their world as we never have before.


Saturday, June 16th

10:00 a.m. 
Junior Rangers: GEOLOGY ROCKS! (children ages 7-12 only)
Come have some fun with the rocks of Big Sur. Meet Park Interpreter Sara for one hour of activities and games at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center.

11:30 a.m.
Ranger Cubs: EARTH(ages 6 and under)
Children and parents join Park Interpreter Sara for a half hour of fun. Hear stories about our planet and make your own finger paint earth art. Meet at the Campfire Center.

8:00 p.m.
Campfire Program "Creatures of the Night"
Join park interpreter Sara at the Campfire Center for a peek into the night life of Big Sur. Discover how animals adapt to life in the dark during this one hour program. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight (red if you have one).


Sunday, June 17th

9:00 a.m.
Nature Walk: "Valleys and Vistas"
Join Sara for a moderate hike and discover the unique habitats of Big Sur. Enjoy views of the entire Big Sur Valley before it gets too hot on this early morning climb. See impacts of the Soberanes Fire and how the forest is springing back. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water for this two hour hike. Meet at the Redwood Deck near the Big Sur Lodge.



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’. Meet along the West Side of Highway 1, ¼ mile north of Pt. Sur Naval facility. Arrive early. Tour size limited. Tours- Saturday: 10 a.m., 2 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m., and Wednesday: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Admission Adult: $15.00; Ages 6-17: $5.00; Age 5 and under: free.

Ernst Ewoldsen Nature Center
Located along the Warden’s Path on the south side of the Big Sur River is open for visitors Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come discover what lives here in the park!

Molera Ranch House Museum
Find out what it was like to live in Big Sur 100 years ago? Located at Andrew Molera State Park, the Ranch House is open for visitors Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. when a volunteer is available.

California Condor Discovery Center:
Come learn about the magnificent condors and the reintroduction program run by the Ventana Wildlife Society. The center is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at Andrew Molera State Park.

Pfeiffer Big Sur SP

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