Time: 7:00 pm Lamplight-led evening tour of the Columbia Cemetery by our costumed docents. Guests will stop at specific gravesites where stories of those who have lived and died in Columbia will b ... ... Read More
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In 2014, California State Parks turns 150 years old!
California State Parks commemorates the 1864 establishment of the first state park in the world. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill granting 39,000 acres of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California. Never before had land been set aside to protect its natural state for the public to enjoy. This historic legislation was the beginning of not only the California State Park System, but the national park idea we know today.
Upcoming Park Events
26 Sep27 Sep
Time: 7:00 pm Lamplight-led evening tour of the Columbia Cemetery by our costumed docents. Guests will stop at specific gravesites where stories of those who have lived and died in Columbia will b ... ... Read More27 Sep
Celebrate our wild heritage with a melodrama, historic hikes and games for kids as we honor the Visionaries, Valued Workers and Visitors that have shaped the character of Big Basin over the past 100+ ... ... Read More
- 27 Sep
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 ... ... Read More27 Sep
Join us on an adventure that began 150 years ago! Ocotillo Wells SVRA is celebrating California State Parks' 150th Anniversary with a commemorative trail ride that ends with a Scorpion Safari that you ... ... Read More27 Sep
>> 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 ... ... Read More