The California Gold Rush brought thousands of people to San Diego. Some stayed, but many more passed through seeking their fortunes up north. This day the park will present demonstrations and activit ... ... 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
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Saturday, August 23 from 12-3 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 Old Lodge, across the street fr ... ... Read More23 Aug
Friday, August 23 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm Meet at the Nature Store via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9 On this 1.5 hour leis ... ... Read More
- 30 Aug
Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 2 pm Bring the whole family to get down and look around as we become creek detectives out on the trail, searching to solve the aquatic mysteries of Waddell Creek! We’ll ... ... Read More