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Passes are also available for purchase at most units of the California State Park System

Upcoming Park Events

  • 20 Feb

    Spectacular Full Moon Snowshoe Tours

    Time: 6:30 Beginners Clinic / 7:00 Hike Rangers will be leading Full Moon Snowshoe Tours exploring the natural and cultural history around the Hellman-Ehrman estate and Lake Tahoe shoreline in S ... ... Read More

    20 Feb

    Open House: Romance on the Rancho

    Saturday, February 20 from 11 am to 3 pm Life in California before the Gold Rush wasn’t all-Zorro, all-the-time, but it did have its share of romantic charm and excitement. Step i ... ... Read More

    20 Feb

    Winter Wildflower Walk at Big Basin

    Saturday, February 20 at 10 am Sunday, February 21 at 10 am Winter rains bring a whole new flowering season upon us! Lichens, mosses and many chaparral plants bloom this t ... ... Read More

    20 Feb

    Hides and Tallow at the Santa Cruz Mission

    Saturday, February 20 at 1 pm Come and see how Mission Santa Cruz participated in a world economy back in the early 1800’s. We will look at some of the major products of the mission; leath ... ... Read More

  • 21 Feb

    Mushroom Hunt

    Sunday, February 21 at 11 am Sunday, February 28 at 11 am Big Basin is home to many different species of fungi. Some look like our traditional pizza mushrooms, but others are wild ... ... Read More

    27 Feb

    Archeology Demonstration

    Saturday, February 27 at 1 pm How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archeological process from the dig to the display, and participate in hands-on activities to discover t ... ... Read More

    28 Feb

    Outlook from Mt. McAbee

    Sunday, February 28 at Noon Join Docent Hal Anjo on a hike to McAbee Outlook. We will stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returning through a beautiful old-growth redwood for ... ... Read More

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