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Upcoming Events at All Parks in June, 2019

Evening Campfire Programs

Evening Campfire Programs Saturday, June 1 at 7pm Saturday, June 8 at 7pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 7pm from June 10 to June 30 Join us at our historic campfire center for an ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Saturday, June 1 at 3pm Sunday, June 2 at 11am Daily (except Thursdays) at 3pm from June 8 to June 30 Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore and play games as you l ...

Big Basin Nature Club

Big Basin Nature Club Saturday, June 1 at 4:30pm Sunday, June 2 at 10am Daily (except Thursdays) at 4:30pm from June 8 to June 30 This fun program is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their fa ...

Exploring Big Basin

Exploring Big Basin Tuesdays at 9:30am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 ...

Guided Hike

First Day Hike Get out and breathe the fresh air, enjoy the views, and experience Lake Perris’ wild side. Join a trail guide naturalist on New Year’s Day and select Saturdays for a gui ...

Fall Creek Hike

Fall Creek Hike Wednesday, June 19 at 9am Hike through a young, 100 year old forest to examine evidence of the logging history and discover how the Bay Area was built on this 4-mile, 4-hour hike. J ...

Apple Roasting Drop-In Campfire

Apple Roasting! Crafts! Games! Skulls and Pelts! Thursday, June 13 from 3:30-5:30pm Thursday, June 20 from 3:30-5:30pm Drop by anytime between 3:30-5:30pm at our historic campfire and enjoy roastin ...

Campfire Programs

Campfire Programs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Come for the fun and stay for the science! Each night’s program will cover a different topic of life in the redwoods. After a long day of hiking ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1pm This 1-hour, kids-only program for 7 to 12 year olds inspires the next generation to be stewards of the redwood forest with games, songs, and g ...

Old Tree Trail Hike

Old Tree Trail Hike Fridays and Saturdays at 2:30pm On this 1-mile, 1-hour kid friendly excursion we’ll stroll through a giant old growth redwood grove that’s over 1,200 years old, dis ...

Variety Pack Guided Hike

Variety Pack Guided Hike Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11am Explore the many beautiful trails at Portola Redwoods State Park! Each hike will offer visitors a greater sense of park history and ...

Pop-Up Campfire!

POP-UP CAMPFIRE! Friday, June 14 at 7 pm Friday, June 21 at 7 pm Friday, June 28 at 7 pm Bring your camp chair—we’ll bring the marshmallows, songs and stories! Sit around the campfire ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Redwood Grove Loop Walk Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11am and 2pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informativ ...

Silver Strand SB - Discovery Table

Time: 10am-11am Drop by to discover more about Silver Strand State Beach through displays, information, and mini-activities. Visitors of all ages are invited. (Kids should be accompanied by an a ...

Hike: Summer Solstice Hike

Where: Silvercrest Picnic Area parking lot When: 6:30 p.m. (2 hours) The longest day of the year deserves a proper send off. Join us for a hike from Silvercrest Picnic Area to Boucher Point wh ...

Junior Rangers: Seasons

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 3:30 p.m. (40 minutes) Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of our planet's seasonal changes. Sign up in the Ranger St ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho day use When: 4:00 p.m. (1 hour) Calling all Junior Rangers! Earn your California State Parks' Junior Ranger badge with us as we guide you through the secret world o ...

Saturday Morning Family Program

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho day use When: 10:30 a.m. (1 hour) Rise and shine with our morning programs for all ages! Investigate the world of bugs, learn to identify scat, or join us for nature ...

Sonoma SHP - Pueblo Day

Time: 10am - 2pm Where: Sonoma Barracks Courtyard Event Flyer Celebrate Sonoma, A Monumental Town on the Northern Frontier Immerse yourself in exhibits, demonstrations, and crafts re ...

Pueblo Day

Time: 10am - 2pm Where: Sonoma SHP - Sonoma Barracks Courtyard Event Flyer Celebrate Sonoma, A Monumental Town on the Northern Frontier Immerse yourself in exhibits, demonstrations ...

Horse Encounter

Where: Meet at the Stonewall Peak Trailhead When: 12:00 p.m. (1 hour) Meet and greet with the park's volunteer Mounted Assistance Unit (MAU) to learn more about horses in the park and trail saf ...

Campfire Program

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Amphitheater When: 6:00 p.m. (1 hour) Each Saturday is a new discovery with our campfire programs for all. Gather around for our primetime festivities such as Kumeya ...

So Cal Pirates Run 5k

The So Cal Pirates Run 5k/10k is a pirate invasion themed race with opportunities to win hidden raffle treasures! The event will be held at Huntington State Beach on our Multi-Use Trail. For more in ...

Gardens of Time

Gardens of Time Saturday, June 22 from 1 to 2pm Stroll through history as you visit the various gardens within our courtyard and patio. We can learn a good deal about people who lived here in the p ...

Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed

Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 1pm Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the ...

Story Time Walk

Story Time Walk Saturdays at 10:30am Bring the whole family and join us for a walking story time! Starting at park headquarters, we’ll walk through ancient redwoods while reading a story. We& ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Meteor Trail Hike Saturday, June 22 at 10:30am Join a Big Basin docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral, and redwoods. We’ll discuss forest ...

Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive! Saturday, June 22 from noon to 3pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, and hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Sempervi ...

Old Growth Redwood Tours

Old-Growth Redwood Tours Saturday, June 1 at 11am and 2pm Saturday, June 8 at 11am and 2pm Saturday, June 15 at 11am and 2pm Saturday, June 22 at 11am and 2pm Are there different kinds of redwoods ...

Nature Hike

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho day use When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) Discover more about the natural and cultural resources that make Cuyamaca Rancho State Park unique! Meet at Picacho day use for this ...

Old Tree Trail Hike

Old Tree Trail Hike Fridays and Saturdays at 2:30pm On this 1-mile, 1-hour kid friendly excursion we’ll stroll through a giant old growth redwood grove that’s over 1,200 years old, dis ...

Little Rangers

Little Rangers Saturdays and Sundays at 10am All 3 to 6 year olds and their families are invited to learn, play, and laugh together at this 30 minute program. Activities, songs, stories, and sillin ...

Campfire Programs

Campfire Programs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Come for the fun and stay for the science! Each night’s program will cover a different topic of life in the redwoods. After a long day of hiking ...

Old Cove Landing Trail

Old Cove Landing Trail Saturday, June 1 at 11am Saturday, June 15 at 11am Saturday, June 22 at 11am Saturday, June 29 at 11am On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll explore t ...

Ranch Tour

Ranch Tour Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse ...

Jr. Rangers: Thriving Off the Land

Description: Step outside with us to sharpen your hunting skills and learn how the First Peoples of Southern California historically managed the land! During the summer Children’s W ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids can earn the California State Parks Junior Ranger badge! Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities, which may include walks, presentations, games, investi ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we'll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We'll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Ranch Tour

Ranch Tour Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse ...

Redwoods and Climate Change

Redwoods and Climate Change Sunday, June 9 at noon Sunday, June 16 at noon Sunday, June 23 at noon How have coast redwoods adapted to the natural environment? Can they adapt to a human-altered env ...

Little Rangers

Little Rangers Saturdays and Sundays at 10am All 3 to 6 year olds and their families are invited to learn, play, and laugh together at this 30 minute program. Activities, songs, stories, and sillin ...

Twilight Adaptations Walk

Twilight Adaptations Walk Sunday, June 16 at 7:30pm Sunday, June 23 at 7:30pm Sunday, June 30 at 7:30pm Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have ...

Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed

Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 1pm Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the ...

Wildflower Hike

Where: See sandwich board at Paso Picacho Kiosk for location. When: 8:00 a.m. (4 hours) Hike with Interpreters and meander about current wildflower blooms! Hikes range from 3-6 miles but are sl ...

Junior Rangers: Seasons

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 10:30 a.m. (40 minutes) Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of our planet's seasonal changes. Sign up in the Ranger S ...

Exploring Big Basin

Exploring Big Basin Tuesdays at 9:30am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 ...

Pop-Up Campfire!

POP-UP CAMPFIRE! Friday, June 14 at 7 pm Friday, June 21 at 7 pm Friday, June 28 at 7 pm Bring your camp chair—we’ll bring the marshmallows, songs and stories! Sit around the campfire ...

Old Tree Trail Hike

Old Tree Trail Hike Fridays and Saturdays at 2:30pm On this 1-mile, 1-hour kid friendly excursion we’ll stroll through a giant old growth redwood grove that’s over 1,200 years old, dis ...

Campfire Programs

Campfire Programs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Come for the fun and stay for the science! Each night’s program will cover a different topic of life in the redwoods. After a long day of hiking ...

Campfire Programs

Campfire Programs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Come for the fun and stay for the science! Each night’s program will cover a different topic of life in the redwoods. After a long day of hiking ...

Ranch Tour

Ranch Tour Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse ...

Old Cove Landing Trail

Old Cove Landing Trail Saturday, June 1 at 11am Saturday, June 15 at 11am Saturday, June 22 at 11am Saturday, June 29 at 11am On this 2.5 mile, 2-hour family friendly walk, we’ll explore t ...

Little Rangers

Little Rangers Saturdays and Sundays at 10am All 3 to 6 year olds and their families are invited to learn, play, and laugh together at this 30 minute program. Activities, songs, stories, and sillin ...

Old Tree Trail Hike

Old Tree Trail Hike Fridays and Saturdays at 2:30pm On this 1-mile, 1-hour kid friendly excursion we’ll stroll through a giant old growth redwood grove that’s over 1,200 years old, dis ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids can earn the California State Parks Junior Ranger badge! Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities, which may include walks, presentations, games, investi ...

Outlook from Mt. McAbee Hike

Outlook from Mt. McAbee Hike Saturday, June 29 at 10:30am Join Docent Hal Anjo on a 6-mile, 3.5 hour moderate hike to McAbee Outlook. We'll stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returni ...

Nature Hike

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho day use When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) Discover more about the natural and cultural resources that make Cuyamaca Rancho State Park unique! Meet at Picacho day use for this ...

Saturday Morning Family Program

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho day use When: 10:30 a.m. (1 hour) Rise and shine with our morning programs for all ages! Investigate the world of bugs, learn to identify scat, or join us for nature ...

Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed

Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 1pm Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the ...

Story Time Walk

Story Time Walk Saturdays at 10:30am Bring the whole family and join us for a walking story time! Starting at park headquarters, we’ll walk through ancient redwoods while reading a story. We& ...

Stargazing

Where: Visitor Center When: 9:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join us on June 29 from 9-10 p.m. at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars if you have them, plus a flashlight (red lens is best, to help preserve ...

About Boating Safely

Presented by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary June 29, 8:00-3:00PM Millerton Lake State Recreation Area South Shore – Historic Fresno County Courthouse This beginner boating class will ...

Hike: Myers Fire Road

Where: Doane Pond parking lot When: 10:30 a.m. (2 hours) Myers Fire Road is a utility road that doubles as a fantastic hiking trail with some stunning vistas of the meadows of French Valley and ...

Junior Rangers: Plants

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 3:30 p.m. (40 minutes) Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of our mountain's trees and plants. Sign up in the Ranger ...

Campfire Program

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Amphitheater When: 6:00 p.m. (1 hour) Each Saturday is a new discovery with our campfire programs for all. Gather around for our primetime festivities such as Kruzi ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho day use When: 4:00 p.m. (1 hour) Calling all Junior Rangers! Earn your California State Parks' Junior Ranger badge with us as we guide you through the secret world o ...

Horse Encounter

Where: Meet at the Stonewall Peak Trailhead When: 12:00 p.m. (1 hour) Meet and greet with the park's volunteer Mounted Assistance Unit (MAU) to learn more about horses in the park and trail saf ...

Wildflower Hike

Where: See sandwich board at Paso Picacho Kiosk for location. When: 8:00 a.m. (4 hours) Hike with Interpreters and meander about current wildflower blooms! Hikes range from 3-6 miles but are sl ...

Junior Rangers: Plants

Where: Doane Valley Campground Campfire Center When: 10:30 a.m. (40 minutes) Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of our mountain's trees and plants. Sign up in the Ranger ...

Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed

Ask Us!: Visitor Center Staffed Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 1pm Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the ...

Twilight Adaptations Walk

Twilight Adaptations Walk Sunday, June 16 at 7:30pm Sunday, June 23 at 7:30pm Sunday, June 30 at 7:30pm Twilight marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Animals who come out at night have ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we'll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We'll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Little Rangers

Little Rangers Saturdays and Sundays at 10am All 3 to 6 year olds and their families are invited to learn, play, and laugh together at this 30 minute program. Activities, songs, stories, and sillin ...

Ranch Tour

Ranch Tour Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse ...

Birding for Beginners

Birding for Beginners Sunday, June 30 at 8am Join birder extraordinaire Jim Williams for a tranquil morning filled with our little flying friends! Learn about the birds in our park, receive a Henry ...