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Upcoming Events at All Parks in January, 2019

Guided Hike

First Day Hike Get out and breathe the fresh air, enjoy the views, and experience Lake Perris’ wild side. Join a trail guide naturalist on New Year’s Day and select Saturdays for a gui ...

Castle Rock Loop

Castle Rock Loop Tuesday, January 1 at 11am Saturdays at 11am Join us on a 2-mile, 2-hour hike to Castle Rock and Castle Rock Falls. During this trip, we will discuss Castle Rock’s unique geo ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 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, invest ...

Walk - Garden Walk

Where: Visitor Center When: 11:00 a.m. (45 minutes) Join Certified Interpretive Guide Abby Barker who will take you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover some of our special ...

Walk - Junior Rangers

Where: Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Special California State Parks program for children only, ages 7-12. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center a ...

Campfire - Animal Songs

Where: Borrego Palm Canyon Campfire Center When: 7:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a lighthearted look at the sounds some of the Park animals make. You'll ...

Cattle and Branding Demonstration

Cattle & Branding Demo 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm & 2:00pm Cattle provided hides and tallow, necessary items of the mission era. Learn more about the cattle, where they wer ...

Lei-Out: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Lei-Out is a co-ed ultimate frisbee tournament taking place on the sand from the Lifeguard Tower 2 to Tower 12. For more information, please check out Lei-Out 's website or their Facebook page . ...

Campfire

Campfire at the Barracks 5:15pm - 6:30pm Venture out for some warm fun and intriguing information as our regular campfire program resumes! Join us in the historic Barracks Courtyard for a shor ...

Old Cove Landing Trail Walk

Old Cove Landing Trail Tuesday, January 1 at 11am Saturday, January 5 at 11am Saturday, January 19 at 11am Saturday, January 26 at 11am On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll ex ...

Lei-Out: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Lei-Out is a co-ed ultimate frisbee tournament taking place on the sand from the Lifeguard Tower 2 to Tower 12. For more information, please check out Lei-Out 's website or their Facebook page . ...

Supercars by the Sea

Supercars by the Sea is a meet up of car enthusiasts! Event will take place in Lot 10 between Magnolia St. and Newland St. (please use the Magnolia entrance). Event begins in the early morning of 7 a ...

Walk - Bird Walk

Where: Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot When: Join Volunteer Naturalist Ann Keenan for a walk around the Visitor Center vicinity looking for the common birds of our desert. All birding leve ...

Walk - Those Amazing Cacti!

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 1:00 p.m. (45 minutes) Explore the Visitor Center garden with Park Interpreter Sally Theriault and discover the unique strategies that help cact ...

Talk - The Moon Rises

Where: Visitor Center Roof, the "Bridge" When: 4:30 p.m. (45 minutes) Watch the spectacular Full Moon rise. Bring out your own lawn chair and binoculars and meet on the Visitor Center Roof, th ...

Birding for Beginners

Birding for Beginners Sunday, January 20 at 8am Join birder extraordinaire Jim Williams for a tranquil morning filled with our little flying friends! Learn about the birds in our park, receive a He ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 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 ...

Mission Strategy Game

Mission Strategy Game Thursday, January 3 from 2 to 3:30pm Monday, January 21 from 11am to 12:30pm Gather round the table and play a board game set in the 18th century. Spend Spanish real coins and ...

Hike - Mine Wash Hike

Where: Meet in the Hellhole Canyon parking lot When: 8:00 a.m. (5.5 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalist Ann Keenan for a moderate 5-mile round trip exploratory hike in Mine Wash. There are a few ...

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 plan ...

Old Cove Landing Trail Walk

Old Cove Landing Trail Tuesday, January 1 at 11am Saturday, January 5 at 11am Saturday, January 19 at 11am Saturday, January 26 at 11am On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll ex ...

Seal Adventure Weekend

A unique opportunity! Seal Adventure Weekend Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2019 Tickets: $75 Experience a memory-making adventure by participating in a special fundraising event ...

Hides and Tallow

Hides and Tallow Saturday, January 26 at 1pm Come and see how Mission Santa Cruz participated in a world economy back in the early 19th century. We will look at some of the major products of the m ...

Castle Rock Loop

Castle Rock Loop Tuesday, January 1 at 11am Saturdays at 11am Join us on a 2-mile, 2-hour hike to Castle Rock and Castle Rock Falls. During this trip, we will discuss Castle Rock’s unique geo ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 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, invest ...

Walk - Desert Mart

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 11:00 a.m. (45 minutes) Come stroll down the aisles of Desert-Mart with Certified Interpretive Guide Abby Barker to discover how the ingenious N ...

Walk - Junior Rangers

Where: Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Special California State Parks program for children only, ages 7-12. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center a ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Held in the Amphitheater | Second (English) and Fourth (Spanish) Saturdays | 9:00-10:00am Reunirse en el Anfiteatro | Segundo (Inglés) y Cuarto (Español) S& ...

Jr. Rangers: Hiking 101

Hiking Essentials 101 Join us on select Saturdays at 2:30 pm for an exciting Kid’s Program, also known as our Jr. Ranger Program! This 1-hour program may include crafts, narrated slid ...

Explore Seasonal Marshlands

Exploring the Seasonal Marshlands of the Park 12:00pm - 3:00pm Come out during the rainy season to explore the park’s open space as it turns to natural wetlands. See what plant ...

Gold Discovery Day

Celebrate the anniversary of the gold discovery that set off the California Gold Rush from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Museum grand opening at 10 a.m. Living history demonstrations by the sawmill 10 a ...

Walk - Panorama Overlook

Where: Visitor Center When: 3:00 p.m. (2.5 hours) Meet Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter at the Visitor Center to walk across the desert and up the Panorama Overlook Trail for good vie ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 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 ...

Seal Adventure Weekend

A unique opportunity! Seal Adventure Weekend Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27, 2019 Tickets: $75 Experience a memory-making adventure by participating in a special fundraising event ...