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Upcoming Events at All Parks in February, 2017

Coffee with a Ranger

Where: Visitor Center 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 ...

Nature Walk with Beverly

Where: Visitor Center 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 a ...

Evening Ranger Program

Where: Arroyo Salado Primitive Camp When: 7:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join Ranger Lauren for a program all about Tarantulas. Meet her at Arroyo Salado Primitive Camp . Please bring you own chair(s) ...

Sonoma SHP - Seasonal Marshland Exploration

Explore the Seasonal Marshlands of the Park ~ Sunday, February 12, Noon-3:00pm -and- Saturday, February 25, Noon-3:00pm Bike Path, near the Vallejo Home, 363 3rd St West | Dave Duplantier (707) 938-9 ...

Walk - Tracking Walk

Where: Visitor Center Entrance When: 8:00 a.m. (3 hours) The desert is full of life, but most of it is hidden from the casual observer. Meet members of the San Diego Tracking Team at the entra ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Sign up at the 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 i ...

Old Cove Landing Coast Nature Walk

Saturday, February 4 at 11 am Saturday, February 18 at 11 am Saturday, February 25 at 11 am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the ...

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 ...

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 mag ...

Guided Redwood Grove Walks

Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am 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 ...

Snakes alive!

Saturday, February 25 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 like? Come to the Sempervirens Room at ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Sunday, February 26 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 ...

Mushroom Hunt

Sunday, February 12 at 11 am Sunday, February 26 at 11 am Big Basin is home to many different species of fungi. Some look like our traditional pizza mushrooms, but others are wildly colored, s ...

Guided Redwood Grove Walks

Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am 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 ...

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 mag ...

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 ...

Photography and Ecology

Sunday, February 26 at 11 am Beginners to advanced photographers and nature enthusiasts alike are invited on an approximately 5 mile hike through towering redwoods and rare ancient marine deposits ...

Walk - Pictograph Trail

Where: Meet at teh entrance to the Blair Valley primitive camp. When: 9:00 a.m. ( 2.5 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalist Judy Stewart on a moderate 3-mile round trip hike through a beautiful dese ...

Bird Watching Walk & Talk

Where: Visitor Center 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 ...

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. ...