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Upcoming Events at All Parks in August, 2017

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Thursday at 2:00pm and Saturday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the San Elijo Campfire Center located at the southern end of the campground. (May-September) ...

Saturday Speaker Series

Attend a wide variety of thought-provoking presentations on a broad scope of estuary-related topics. FREE. Click to see who's speaking next: http://trnerr.org/walks-talks/ 3rd Saturday of the ...

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, investigat ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Paso Picacho Day Use Area When: 10:30 For children ages 7 to 12. Junior Ragners provides an opportunity for children to participate in a fun, hands-on activity desgined especially for t ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays in August at 11am and 2pm Monday, August 7 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, August 10 at 11am and 2pm Friday, August 18 at 11am and 2pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? ...

Campfire Programs

See below for special event campfires! August 1-19: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 pm Friday, August 25 at 7 pm Join us in our historic Big Basin Campfire Center for an e ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, August 5 at 11am Saturday, August 19 at 11am Saturday, August 26 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular ...

Wool, Spinning, and Weaving

Saturday, August 19 from 1pm to 2pm How did an isolated settlement clothe the hundreds of people who lived there? Take an in-depth look at the cloth industry of Mission Santa Cruz. We will follow t ...

Redwood Tours

Saturdays at 11am 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? Answer these ...

Columbia SHP - HISTORY’S MYSTERIES

Time: 10:00AM COST: $5 We invite families or groups to solve an actual crime that occurred in Columbia in the 1800s. You will witness the event, interview key members to the crime and get a ch ...

Star Stroll

Saturday, August 5 at 8:30pm Saturday, August 12 at 8:30pm Saturday, August 19 at 8pm Saturday, August 26 at 8pm Join us for a stroll to the Observation Deck to listen to stories, serenade th ...

Nature Hike

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use Parking Area When: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (estimated) Hike the Azalea Trail and find out more about some of the natural resources in Cuyamaca Rancho State Pa ...

2017 Summer Campfire Programs

Malibu Creek State Park 2017 Summer Campfire Programs Presented by the MCSP Docents Saturdays 7:00pm (except the astronomy program starts at 8:30pm) Campground Amphitheater Parking is ...

BeachFront Cinema

BeachFront Cinema is the premier outdoor movie experience, which takes place on the beautiful sandy beaches of Southern California. This one of a kind event consists of a reserved, premium area on th ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Junior Rangers

Starts at 2:30pm Discover life along the ocean shore with our weekly Junior Ranger Programs! Programs last up to one hour and are for kids aged 7-12. These events are free of charge; vehicle day ...

Campfire Program

Doheny State Beach’s- Last Campfire program of the Summer season! Starts at 7:45pm on Saturday, August 19th. Join Doheny volunteer’s Kip and KC as they take you on a journey to the depths ...

Hike to Ocean View Summit

Saturday, August 19 at 10am Escape the crowds on this 6-mile loop through shaded forest to a hilltop view of the coast. Join Docent Steve Stolper as we climb the Meteor Trail through the trees, gaini ...

Junior Rangers

August 1-20: every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 3pm August 1-20: Saturdays at 11am and 3pm Wednesday, August 2 at 10am Special 2-hour program Wednesday, August 9 at ...

Junior Rangers

August 1-20: every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 3pm August 1-20: Saturdays at 11am and 3pm Wednesday, August 2 at 10am Special 2-hour program Wednesday, August 9 at ...

Birding for Beginners

Sunday, August 20 at 8am Meet in the Campground - entrance is located off Graham Hill Road in Scotts Valley Join us for a 2-mile morning stroll to discover the wildlife of the Santa Cruz Sandhills. ...

Junior Rangers: Mammals

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 9:00 a.m. (30 minutes) Special program for children ages 7-12. Sign up in the Ranger Station at the park entrance. Discover secrets of the ...

Junior Rangers: Mammals

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 9:45 a.m. (30 minutes) Special program for children ages 7-12. Sign up in the Ranger Station at the park entrance. Discover secrets of the ...

Drop In Family Craft

Saturday, August 12 from 1pm to 3:30pm Candle Dipping Sunday, August 20 from 1pm to 3:30pm Papel Picado Enjoy an informal afternoon of crafts at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz, th ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays in August at 11am and 2pm Monday, August 7 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, August 10 at 11am and 2pm Friday, August 18 at 11am and 2pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? ...

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 ...

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 ...

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays in August at 9am 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 ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the South Carlsbad Campfire Center located next to the camp store. (May-September) facebook ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Thursday at 2:00pm and Saturday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the San Elijo Campfire Center located at the southern end of the campground. (May-September) ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the South Carlsbad Campfire Center located next to the camp store. (May-September) facebook ...

Campfire Programs

See below for special event campfires! August 1-19: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 pm Friday, August 25 at 7 pm Join us in our historic Big Basin Campfire Center for an e ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Saturday, August 5 at 10:30am Friday, August 25 at 2pm Sunday, August 27 at 10:30am Join a Big Basin Docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral ...

Sempervirens Falls Hike

Friday, August 25 at 10:30am This beautiful hike takes you by Sempervirens Falls, Ohlone grinding rocks, the birthplace of Big Basin and more! Join Docent Hal Anjo on this 4-mile, 3-hour hike. Bring ...

China Camp SP - Heritage Day 2017

Time: 11am-4pm Come celebrate the park's rich history! Once again Friends of China Camp is partnering with China Camp State Park, the Marin Chinese Cultural Association, and the Redwood Empir ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Campfire Program

Starts at 8:30pm Enjoy a relaxing evening underneath the stars while learning about the stories, wildlife, and environment of Half Moon Bay State Beach. Programs last up to an hour and are held ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Junior Rangers

Starts at 2:30pm Discover life along the ocean shore with our weekly Junior Ranger Programs! Programs last up to one hour and are for kids aged 7-12. These events are free of charge; vehicle day ...

Huntington Beach Beer Festival

The Huntington Beach Beerfest is an all-inclusive event brining guests to the sandy beaches of the Huntington. While there, guests can try unlimited samples of over 100 craft beers. Live bands and DJ ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, August 5 at 11am Saturday, August 19 at 11am Saturday, August 26 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays in August at 11am and 2pm Monday, August 7 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, August 10 at 11am and 2pm Friday, August 18 at 11am and 2pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? ...

2017 Summer Campfire Programs

Malibu Creek State Park 2017 Summer Campfire Programs Presented by the MCSP Docents Saturdays 7:00pm (except the astronomy program starts at 8:30pm) Campground Amphitheater Parking is ...

Nature Hike

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use Parking Area When: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (estimated) Hike the Azalea Trail and find out more about some of the natural resources in Cuyamaca Rancho State Pa ...

Star Stroll

Saturday, August 5 at 8:30pm Saturday, August 12 at 8:30pm Saturday, August 19 at 8pm Saturday, August 26 at 8pm Join us for a stroll to the Observation Deck to listen to stories, serenade th ...

Redwood Tours

Saturdays at 11am 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? Answer these ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Thursday at 2:00pm and Saturday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the San Elijo Campfire Center located at the southern end of the campground. (May-September) ...

Bodie Ghost Walk and Free Star Stories

June 24 th , July 29 th , and August 26 th 2017 ( The tours are sold out ) Three Extraordinary Nights - Three Remarkable Tours Bodie will stay open until 10pm for the General Public. You are wel ...

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: Paso Picacho Day Use Area When: 10:30 For children ages 7 to 12. Junior Ragners provides an opportunity for children to participate in a fun, hands-on activity desgined especially for t ...

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, investigat ...

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 ...

Adobe Tours

Sunday, August 6 at 1pm Sunday, August 27 at 1pm Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Learn about the many families who ha ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays in August at 11am and 2pm Monday, August 7 at 11am and 2pm Thursday, August 10 at 11am and 2pm Friday, August 18 at 11am and 2pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? ...

Junior Rangers: Birds

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 9:00 a.m. (30 minutes) Special program for children ages 7-12. Sign up in the Ranger Station at the park entrance. Discover secrets of the ...

Junior Rangers: Birds

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 9:45 a.m. (30 minutes) Special program for children ages 7-12. Sign up in the Ranger Station at the park entrance. Discover secrets of the ...

Dog-Friendly Walk

Sunday, August 6 at 9:30am Saturday, August 12 at 10:30am Sunday, August 27 at 9:30am On this dog-friendly walk, we travel North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning ol ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Saturday, August 5 at 10:30am Friday, August 25 at 2pm Sunday, August 27 at 10:30am Join a Big Basin Docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral ...

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays in August at 9am 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 ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Wednesday and Friday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the South Carlsbad Campfire Center located next to the camp store. (May-September) facebook ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Join us every Thursday at 2:00pm and Saturday at 4:00pm for Junior Rangers at the San Elijo Campfire Center located at the southern end of the campground. (May-September) ...