Events & Activities

JULY ACTIVITIES AT HENRY COWELL REDWOODS STATE PARK

 

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Located Off Hwy 9 in Felton (831) 335-7077

Little One’s Nature Club ages 4-7 accompanied by an adult
Friday July 11, 18, 25 at 11 a.m.
Meet at the Campfire Center off Graham Hill Road
Learn about nature, make a craft, listen to a story, play with puppets and much more in this hour long program! Meet at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Campfire Center, located at 2591 Graham Hill Road, Scotts Valley, at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.  Program is free.  Park entrance/parking fee is $10.  For more information call 335-7077.
 
Old-Growth Redwood Walks
Every Saturday and Sunday in July at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Meet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9
Come experience a forest adventure on a docent-led walk through the magnificent old-growth coast redwood forest. Be prepared to be amazed!  Guided walks begin at 11 a.m. and  2 p.m, meet at the Park Visitor Center and last about 1.5 hours.  Program is free, parking fee is $10.  More information is available at (831)335-7077.

Campground Programs
Thursdays through Sundays
Junior Ranger Programs, Guided Walks, Campfire Programs, Star Gazing on the Observation Deck, there are many exciting campground programs happening at Henry Cowell Redwoods.  Call (831) 335-7077 for more information.

Questing For (the other) Giants
Friday, July 4 at 3 p.m.
Meet in front of the Nature Store via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9
Discover the Park’s best kept secret – it’s other giant trees with Park Docent, Nancy Parker.  Early summer is the best time to search for magnificent broadleaf trees in Cowell’s riparian (river zone) forest – Western sycamores, big leaf maples, white alders, black cottonwoods, box elders and California bay.  The 1.5-hour/1.5 mile walk is along flat trails.  The main entrance to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is located off of Highway 9 in Felton at 101 Big Trees Park Rd Felton, CA 95018. Program is free, there is a $10 parking fee.  For more information, call 831-335-7077.

Full Moon Madness Astronomy Night
Friday, July 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m
Meet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9
Join an evening walk and moonlit guided tour of the coast redwoods and moon gaze through telescopes.  Activities include music, crafts for kids, and an engaging presentation about outer space.  The main entrance to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is located off of Highway 9 in Felton at 101 Big Trees Park Rd Felton, CA 95018. Parking fee is $10, program is free.  This event is appropriate for all ages and no reservations are needed.  More information is available at (831)335-7077.

Hike to the Barrel Mill and Lime Kilns
Wednesday, July 16 at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meet at the Fall Creek Entrance off Felton-Empire Grade Road
Discover a redwood shaded trout stream while visiting the sites of a historic barrel mill and lime kilns with Park Docent Dennis Allen.  This is a 4-hour, 5-mile, leisurely paced hike with a 400 ft. ascent/descent. There are a few creek crossings with bridges and perhaps some very shallow wading.  Wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers, bring water and snacks. Meet at 10:00a.m. at the Fall Creek parking lot located a half mile up Felton-Empire Grade Rd. from the Hwy 9 traffic light in Felton, CA.  More information is available at (831)335-7077.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park   
Critter Safari                                                                                                         
Friday, July 25 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                                                        
Meet at the Nature Store via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9
On this 1.5 hour leisurely walk we’ll uncover the tracks and other “signs” that animals leave.  We’ll reconstruct the hidden lives of deer, hawks, ducks, bobcat, lizards and more – to see how they survive in our rivers, forests and grasslands.  Children from age 6 are encouraged – when accompanied by a parent. The main entrance to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is located off of Highway 9 in Felton at 101 Big Trees Park Rd Felton, CA 95018. Program is free, there is a $10 parking fee.  For more information, call 831-335-7077.

Bug Walk!
Saturday, July 26 at 11 am and 1:30 pm
Meet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9
Come enjoy a program devoted to bugs at Henry Cowell Redwoods as we look for different colorful insects. Search for pollinators, parasitic flies, butterflies and dragonflies as they hop, crawl, hide and fly on the trail!  Meet at the Park Visitor Center at 11 am or 1:30 pm.  Program is free, parking fee is $10.  More information is available at (831)335-7077.

Events made possible by California State Park Docents, California State Parks and Mountain Parks Foundation. Visit us on the web at www.mountainparks.org or www.parks.ca.gov

Annual Events at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

  
Ohlone Day
Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Ohlone People of the past with those of the present at Ohlone Day.  You will see traditional dancers and Ohlone demonstrators will share traditional basketry, songs, stories, tools, musical instruments, language and history.  You can throw an atlatl, make a tule craft, play Ohlone games, and try your hand at fire making.  The main entrance to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is located off of Highway 9 in Felton at 101 Big Trees Park Rd Felton, CA 95018. This event is appropriate for all ages.  Day-use parking fee is $10.  More information is available at (831)335-7077.

Mountain Parks Foundation Lobster Feed at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Visit
www.mountainparks.org for more information. Saturday, October 11, 2014
Twinkling lights under a canopy of trees and stars, the delightful sounds of live music floating through the air~the Annual Lobster Feed at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014. Enjoy a full dinner featuring a 1.5 pound fresh Maine lobster served with crisp salad, steaming corn-on-the-cob, warm garlic bread, wine, beer, coffee, and dessert. The bluegrass sounds of Highway One add their own special magic to the evening.  Call 831-335-3174 for ticket information.  This annual fundraiser for Mountain Parks Foundation supports the educational and cultural programs in Big Basin and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Parks

Mountain Parks Foundation funds the nature education and enrichment programs offered at Henry Cowell and Big Basin Redwoods State Parks.  We believe an informed public will ensure the preservation of the natural habitats and cultural history of our California State Parks. Interpretive and educational programs funded by Mountain Parks Foundation serve more than 1.5 million park visitors annually, including more than 200 student classes who participate in park curriculum-based educational programs.

Events made possible by California State Park Docents, California State Parks and Mountain Parks Foundation