Closed to the public at this time, except by special event or appointment.
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California State Parks Backpacking Adventures offers naturalist-led backpacking trips through the Santa Cruz Mountains each summer. Online registration opens February 1 at 9am.
Located in the Pájaro Valley, the two-story Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe is a historic rancho hacienda that was built between 1848-49.
Join us for a whole new year of Open Houses!
We offer one weekend day a month to come explore our park property, which otherwise has not yet officially opened to the public. We alternate Saturdays and Sundays to try to reach the widest possible cross-section of our local community. Hopefully you can join us too!
Check out the Park Events tab above to see our upcoming Open Houses for 2020!
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The Castro Adobe offers free 2.5 hour education programs to supplement teaching of 3rd grade (local history) and 4th grade (California history) content standards. (K-college can be accomodated for tours by request.)
Click here for more information.
Kids2Parks is an innovative park-equity program to bring students from Title 1 schools to State Park field trips. The program, a partnership between California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, increases the number of students who have visited a state park or beach by reducing barriers to access. The program offers transportation funding for field trips to select Title 1 schools in Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, and to apply please visit www.thatsmypark.org/visit/k2p/.