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Upcoming Events at All Parks in September, 2014

Monarch Butterfly Docent Training!

Wednesday, September 24 to Saturday, October 18 Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9pm; Saturdays are Half-day Sessions Natural Bridges State Park is looking for new volunteers to host the monarch butte ...

Friday Night Done Right

Fridays in September at 5 pm Why join the party animals in the city when you can party with the animals in the mountains? There is some extremely wild nightlife going on up in Castle Rock, and th ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 1:00am 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, be it u ...

Tip Toe Tour

Saturdays in September at 4 pm Join our park interpreter Audrey for a leisurely 1.2 mile hike on varied terrain to the trickle we know as Tip-Toe Falls. See the creek-side riparian habitat, and h ...

Old Tree Amble

Saturdays in September at Noon Join our park interpreter, Audrey, on a scenic and gentle 1 mile hike to the ancient and awe inspiring redwood tree known simply as “The Old Tree”. See the majestic ...

Bike and Hike the Waddell Valley

Rancho Del Oso Nature and History Center: Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017. Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm and Labor Day. Call (831)427-2288 for mo ...

Mission Living History Program

Saturdays from 1p.m. to 2p.m. Living history activities take place most Saturdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park. Activities vary and may include mission cook ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm (except only 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 27) AND Monday, September 1 at 11 am and 2 pm Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll th ...

Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, September 6 from 9-12 AND Saturday, September 27 from 9-12 Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great way to start your day in ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 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 o ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, September 6, 20 and 27 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranc ...

San Elijo SB - Beach Clean-Up

>> Beach Clean-up at 10:00am to begin at San Elijo Campground Main Staircase as part of the CalReycling Campaign. >> Protect Our C.O.A.S.T. program at 2:00pm at San Elijo Campfire Cent ...

Bodie SHP - Stewardship Projects

Time: 9:30am Bridgeport, CA, September 11, 2014: On Saturday September 27, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and California State Parks are partnering with the Bodie Foundation, Bodie Hills C ...

Big Time

The annual gathering of Miwok Indians to celebrate the acorn harvest. Traditional dancing and singing; Native American skills and crafts; and other Native American related events. The event hours ar ...

Big Time

The annual gathering of Miwok Indians to celebrate the acorn harvest. Traditional dancing and singing; Native American skills and crafts; and other Native American related events. The event hours ar ...

Tomales Bay SP - Celebrate the Coast

Celebrate our connection the Coast by participating in activities on the beach and in the water! Join Tomales Bay State Park, Inverness as it "Celebrates the Coast" - an event held in recognition of ...

Border Field SP - Restoration

Habitat Restoration planned at Border Field State Park (Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve). The event is registered on National Public Lands Day website. The National Public ...

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 ...

Discover Big Basin!

Monday, September 1 at 12 pm Saturday, September 6 at 12 pm Sunday, September 7 at 12 pm Sunday, September 14 at 12 pm Sunday, September 21 at 12 pm Sunday, September 28 at 12 pm On this 4-hour, 4-mil ...

BYOB Hike

Sunday, September 28 at 7:30 am Join docent Kathy Willott for a BYOB hike to Buzzard’s Roost. That’s Bring Your Own Breakfast. We’ll take an early hike in hopes of seeing things that might be hid ...

Pioneers of Big Basin

Sunday, September 28 at 1 pm Join Docent Hal Anjo on an easy three-mile, three-hour round trip to the site of the Maddock Cabin. Enjoy a beautiful walk through the redwoods and hear stories of th ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm (except only 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 27) AND Monday, September 1 at 11 am and 2 pm Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll th ...

The Gardens of Castle Rock

Sundays in September at 9 am Castle Rock is home to many monuments. While the amazing and timeless rocks tower above, the unsung heros of this park dig their roots deep into the soil and gently s ...

The Rockstars of Castle Rock State Park

Sundays in September at 1 pm What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Castle Rock? Come see the towering, cavernous tafoni, marvel in their beauty and savor their delicate splendor ...

Critter Crafts

Rancho Del Oso Nature and History Center : Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017. Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm and Labor Day. Call (831)427-2288 for mo ...