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
27 Sep27 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 More27 Sep
Fall under Alfred Hitchcock's spell and enjoy a day devoted to his famous film with activities throughout the park. 3 pm - Guided tours of the state park and Mission San Juan Bautista. Tours will ... ... Read More
- 27 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 More27 Sep
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 ... ... Read More27 Sep
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 ... ... Read More28 Sep
Time: 1:00 -5:00 Join us for this special day as we commemorate the anniversary of the signing on this date in 1864 of the proclamation by California Governor Frederick Low accepting the Mariposa ... ... Read More