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Upcoming Events at All Parks in June, 2018

Evening Campfire Programs

Saturday, June 2 at 7pm Saturday, June 9 at 7pm Monday, June 11 through Saturday, June 30: Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 7pm (except no program Tuesday, June 19) Join us in our hist ...

Junior Rangers: Mountain Lions

June 25 th 9:30AM Junior Rangers: Mountain Lions. Meet at the Campfire Center in the day use area to learn about California’s biggest cat. The mysteries of this elusive feline will be exp ...

Watercolor in the Meadow

1:00PM Watercolor in the Meadow. Meet at the bench in the meadow (near campsite #1) for a relaxing, artistic interval. Create your own immortalization of Grover’s breathtaking scenery. All ...

Campfire: Bats!

June 17 th & 25 th 8:30PM Campfire: Bats! Use a flashlight or echolocate your way to the Campfire Center in our day use area and meet Grover’s winged mammals. All ages welcome.

Little Rangers

Big Basin Nature Club Saturday, June 2 at 4:30pm Sunday, June 3 at 10am Saturday, June 9 through Satuday, June 30: EVERY Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 4:30 pm (except no program Tue ...

Junior Rangers

Saturday, June 2 at 3pm Sunday, June 3 at 11am Saturday, June 9 through Saturday, June 30: EVERY Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm (except no program Tuesday, June 19) Discover ...

Tour

Where: Check event boards for the topic and meeting place for the day When: 10:00 a.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park.

Patio Talk

Where: Park Visitor Center When: 3:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering a variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.

Crystal Cove SP - Camp Coastal Wild

Dates: June 25th - June 29th of 2018 Times: 9am - 2pm Campers Ages: 7-11 Camp Flyer: Camp Coastal Wild Join Crystal Cove State Park Naturalists and Lifeguards for a one week unique summe ...

Patio Talk

Where: Meet at Park Visitor Center When: 3:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering a variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.

Little Rangers

Fridays through Tuesdays at 9am This fun program is designed for children ages 3-6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders ...

Junior Rangers

Fridays through Tuesdays at 10am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour p ...

Little Rangers

Fridays through Tuesdays at 9am This fun program is designed for children ages 3-6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders ...

Junior Rangers

Fridays through Tuesdays at 10am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour p ...

Junior Rangers

Saturday, June 2 at 3pm Sunday, June 3 at 11am Saturday, June 9 through Saturday, June 30: EVERY Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm (except no program Tuesday, June 19) Discover ...

Exploring Big Basin Hike

Tuesdays at 9am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. We go rain or shine, but ...

Nature Walk: Birding Bingo

June 17 th & 26 th 4:00PM (6/17) or 6:00PM (6/26) Nature Walk: Birding Bingo. Meet at the Campfire Center in our day use area for a fun learning experience. Brush up your knowledge and tak ...

Castle Rock Loop Hike

Wednesday, June 27 at 11:30am Join us on an adventure to the Castle Rock formation. On this interactive journey we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wild ...

Evening Campfire Programs

Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8pm Saturdays at 7:30pm Join us in our campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of ...

Vestal Village

Vestal Village is an art and music event that will take place in the Bolsa Chica Campground and Lot 15/16. For more information, please click here.

Campfire: Bears

June 28 th 8:30PM Campfire: Bears. Meet at the Campfire Center in our day use area to bring your Bear Awareness game to the next level. You are welcome to bring marshmallows, but don’t fe ...

Nature Walk: Edible Forest

June 7 th , 14 th , 21 st , & 28 th 9:00AM Nature Walk: Edible Forest. Meet at the extra vehicle lot by campsite #35 and learn what bounty the Sierra forests have to offer. All ages welcom ...

Junior Rangers

Thursday, June 21 at 11:00 am– 12:15 pm Californios: Fiesta! Thursday, June 28 at 11:00 am– 12:15 pm Californios: Vaqueros Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7 – 12 year o ...

Full Moon Madness

Friday June 29; events start at 6pm Friday July 27, events start at 6pm Friday August 24, events start at 6pm Experience Henry Cowell in a completely new way… at night! This astronomy-based ev ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm Friday, June 29 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 ...

Junior Rangers

Saturday, June 2 at 3pm Sunday, June 3 at 11am Saturday, June 9 through Saturday, June 30: EVERY Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm (except no program Tuesday, June 19) Discover ...

In the Company of Redwoods

Friday, June 29 at 7pm Come learn about the plants of the redwood forest and take home your own hand tinted notecard! Join David Casterson, author of In the Company of Redwoods, a guide to redwood ...

Tour

Where: Check event boards for the topic and meeting place for the day. When: 11:00 a.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park.

Vestal Village

Vestal Village is an art and music event that will take place in the Bolsa Chica Campground and Lot 15/16. For more information, please click here.

Patio Talk

Where: Park Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy a casual presentation with an interpreter covering a variety of topics. Check event boards for the topic of the day.

Evening Campfire Programs

Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8pm Saturdays at 7:30pm Join us in our campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of ...

Junior Rangers

Fridays through Tuesdays at 10am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour p ...

Little Rangers

Fridays through Tuesdays at 9am This fun program is designed for children ages 3-6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders ...

Little Rangers

Fridays through Tuesdays at 9am This fun program is designed for children ages 3-6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders ...

Junior Rangers

Fridays through Tuesdays at 10am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour p ...

Evening Campfire Programs

Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8pm Saturdays at 7:30pm Join us in our campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of ...

Tidepool Tours

Saturday, June 23 at 11:30am Sunday, June 24 at 1:30pm Saturday, June 30 at 10:30am Explore our spectacular tidepools on this 1.5 hour guided tour. Meet at the Natural Bridges State Beach Visitor ...

Redwood Tours

Saturdays at 11am and 2pm Sundays at 1pm How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees ...

Nature Hike

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) Discover more about the natural resources found in the park on a hike along the Azalea Glen Trail.

Reading Rangers

Where: Meet at Paso Picacho Day Use When: 10:30 a.m. (1 hour) Gather round for Saturday morning storytelling and sharing! Suitable for all ages, Interpreters provide a unique sensory experienc ...

Horse Encounter

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

Tour

Where: Check event boards for the topic and meeting place for the day When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join an Interpreter on a casual walk-and-talk exploring topics unique to our park.

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 and develop your knowledge of the San Die ...

Kumeyaay Culture

When: 6:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join Kristie Orosco for an exploration of Kumeyaay culture from the San Diego region. Learn more about some of their most used resources from the area and some of their c ...

Vestal Village

Vestal Village is an art and music event that will take place in the Bolsa Chica Campground and Lot 15/16. For more information, please click here.

Junior Rangers - Mammals

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 furry friends. Sign up in the Ranger St ...

Hike - French Valley Trail

Where: Doane Pond Parking Lot When: 1:30 p.m. (1.5 hours) The French Valley Trail meanders through Palomar Mountain State Park's most pristine habitats - the Doane Valley Natural Preserve. Exp ...

In the Company of Redwoods

Friday, June 29 at 7pm Come learn about the plants of the redwood forest and take home your own hand tinted notecard! Join David Casterson, author of In the Company of Redwoods, a guide to redwood ...

Junior Rangers

Saturday, June 2 at 3pm Sunday, June 3 at 11am Saturday, June 9 through Saturday, June 30: EVERY Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm (except no program Tuesday, June 19) Discover ...

Family Nature Program

Saturday, June 16 at 10am Saturday, June 23 at 10am Saturday, June 30 at 10am Join us for a 30-minute kids’ nature activity. Meet at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park Nature Museum. Event ...

Story Time Walk

Saturday, June 2 at 1pm Saturday, June 30 at 1pm Bring the whole family and join us for a walking story time! Starting at Park Headquarters, we’ll walk through ancient redwoods while reading ...

Nature’s Reading Room

Saturday, June 2 from 1:30pm to 3pm Saturday, June 30 from 1:30pm to 3pm Come sit in our beautiful campfire center, under ancient redwoods—nature’s reading room—and choose a book ...

Snakes Alive!

Saturday, June 30 from 12pm to 3pm 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 Sempervirens Room at Big ...

Ranch Tours

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, 1896 water- ...

Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, June 2 at 11am Saturday, June 16 at 11am Saturday, June 23 at 11am Saturday, June 30 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, animals, and geology ...

Campfire: Trivia Night!

June 16 th , 23 rd , & 30 th 8:30PM Campfire: Trivia Night! Meet at the Campfire Center in our day use area for a family-friendly trivia hour. Make teams and test your knowledge on topics s ...

Castle Rock Loop Hike

Saturdays and Sundays in June at 11am On this 1-mile, 1-hour loop we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wildfire and more. Please bring water, closed toe ...

Old Tree Trail Hike

Saturdays at 2:30pm Meet at the Portola Redwoods State Park Visitor Center for a stroll through a giant old growth redwood grove that’s over 1,200 years old. On this 1-mile, 1-hour kid friendl ...

Gold Panning

Seek your fortune the old-fashioned way at the Gold Panning troughs located by the Visitor Center at Bridgeport. This is a free-flowing docent-led program, from Noon-2:00 PM. One dollar donations ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

T ime: 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, inves ...