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August Activities at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Located Off Hwy 9 in Felton (831) 335-7077
                                                                   
Questing For (the other) GIANTS
Friday, August 1 at 3 pm
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.

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Pine Basket Making Program at Campfire Center
Saturday August 2 and 16, 10:00am-12:00pm
Before there were pots, pans, and bowls to gather foods and prepare dinner, in California people used baskets. State Park Docent Cheryl VanDeVeer will teach you how to start a coiled basket using Ponderosa Pine needles and raffia. This class is designed for children 10 and up and adults. 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.

Full Moon Madness Astronomy Night
Friday, August 8 beginning at 6:30 pm
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, August 13 from 9 am to 1 pm
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.

Critter Safari                                                                                                            
Friday, August 23 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm                                                                           
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.

Little One’s Nature Club ages 4-7 accompanied by an adult
Friday August 1, 8, 15, 22 at 11 am
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 August at 11 am and 2 pm
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 11:00a.m. and  2:00p.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.
                                                                  
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

SEPTEMBER ACTIVITIES AT HENRY COWELL REDWOODS STATE PARK

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


Ohlone Day at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Saturday, September 13 from 10 am to 4 pm

 
Event features hands-on experiences to relate Ohlone cultural, social, and every-day life

Celebrate the Ohlone People of the past with those of the present at Ohlone Day on Saturday, September 13, from 10am to 4pm at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.  You will see traditional dancers and Ohlone demonstrators will share traditional basketry, songs, stories, tools, musical instruments, language and history.  During this family-friendly event, visitors can throw an atlatl, play Ohlone games and find out how rocks cook meals and bay trees cure headaches as Ohlone people share traditional basketry, songs and musical instruments, stories, dances, tools, language, and history.

For thousands of years, the native tribes we now collectively call the Ohlone thrived in this abundant region.  They had plentiful sources of food and enjoyed a life rich in culture.  Descendants of the Ohlone people present this event each year so that visitors make connections to Ohlone culture in a meaningful way.
 
The event takes place in the group picnic area, one of the largest riparian forests along the San Lorenzo River. The park is also known for its old-growth redwood forest along a .8 mile trail.  All activities are free; day-use parking fee is $10. The main entrance to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is located off of Highway 9 in Felton at 101 Big Trees Park Road. More information can be found at www.mountainparks.org or www.parks.ca.gov or by calling (831) 335-7077 or (831) 335-3174.
 
Mountain Parks Foundation Lobster Feed Fundraiser
at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Saturday, October 11 from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

 
Tickets on sale now for annual fundraiser for educational programs!
 
Twinkling lights under a canopy of trees and stars, the delightful sounds of live music floating through the air - it's that time of year again! Join us for our 20th Annual Lobster Feed at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park on 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, beverages, and dessert. The bluegrass sounds of Highway One add their own special magic to the evening. General Admission Tickets are $75, VIP Tickets are $100 and advance reservations are necessary and available until sold out.  Purchase your tickets online at www.mountainparks.org or call 831-335-3174; Checks, Visa, MC, and Discover accepted. 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 1.7 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. Visit us on the web at www.mountainparks.org or www.parks.ca.gov

Events at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

Ohlone Day at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Saturday, September 13 from 10 am to 4 pm

 
Event features hands-on experiences to relate Ohlone cultural, social, and every-day life

Celebrate the Ohlone People of the past with those of the present at Ohlone Day on Saturday, September 13, from 10am to 4pm at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.  You will see traditional dancers and Ohlone demonstrators will share traditional basketry, songs, stories, tools, musical instruments, language and history.  During this family-friendly event, visitors can throw an atlatl, play Ohlone games and find out how rocks cook meals and bay trees cure headaches as Ohlone people share traditional basketry, songs and musical instruments, stories, dances, tools, language, and history.

For thousands of years, the native tribes we now collectively call the Ohlone thrived in this abundant region.  They had plentiful sources of food and enjoyed a life rich in culture.  Descendants of the Ohlone people present this event each year so that visitors make connections to Ohlone culture in a meaningful way.
 
The event takes place in the group picnic area, one of the largest riparian forests along the San Lorenzo River. The park is also known for its old-growth redwood forest along a .8 mile trail.  All activities are free; day-use parking fee is $10. The main entrance to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is located off of Highway 9 in Felton at 101 Big Trees Park Road. More information can be found at www.mountainparks.org or www.parks.ca.gov or by calling (831) 335-7077 or (831) 335-3174.
 
Mountain Parks Foundation Lobster Feed Fundraiser
at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Saturday, October 11 from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

 
Tickets on sale now for annual fundraiser for educational programs!
 
Twinkling lights under a canopy of trees and stars, the delightful sounds of live music floating through the air - it's that time of year again! Join us for our 20th Annual Lobster Feed at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park on 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, beverages, and dessert. The bluegrass sounds of Highway One add their own special magic to the evening. General Admission Tickets are $75, VIP Tickets are $100 and advance reservations are necessary and available until sold out.  Purchase your tickets online at www.mountainparks.org or call 831-335-3174; Checks, Visa, MC, and Discover accepted. 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 1.7 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