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Upcoming Events at All Parks in August, 2015

Campfires at Butano SP

Saturdays in August at 8 pm Come join us to roast marshmallows and enjoy games, trivia, and a slideshow on natural or cultural features of the park. See weekly schedule at park exhibits. T ...

Junior Rangers at Butano SP

Saturdays in August at 10:30 am Sundays in August at 10 am Join us to explore the waters of Little Butano Creek. During this 1 hour program you will participate in a variety of a ...

Junior Rangers

Thursdays through Sundays in August from 4 pm to 5 pm This is a perfect opportunity for kids to explore the world around their campsite. Join one of our naturalists for an afternoon of gam ...

Guided Redwood Grove Walks

Saturdays & Sundays in August at 1 pm 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 ...

Star Stroll

Star Stroll Thursdays in August at 8:30 pm We not only love to learn about the river and trees, but about our cosmos as well! This 2 mile round trip evening hike meets at the Camp ...

Funky Fridays at Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Bring your family and friends out to enjoy each Friday with us while listening (and dancing) to the music of Sonoma County's top bands. Bring your own food and wine, or purchase food at event. You c ...

Campfire Programs

Campfire Programs Fridays & Saturdays in August at 8:30 pm Everybody loves a good old fashioned campfire! Join us at our campfire center in the campground to sing songs, play ...

Rivers and Redwoods

Friday, August 7 at 10 am Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is more than just redwoods! Join one of our docents as we explore beyond the old growth forest and onto the river. This slow pace ...

Kids' Activities

We want children to get the most out of their park visit. Join us on weekends for one, or all, of our various park activities. All programs are free with park admission . Kids' Activi ...

Silver Strand SB - Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center, be i ...

Columbia SHP-Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours - Saturdays, July 25, August 8, August 29, September 12, September 26, and October 24, Time: 3pm Walk through town with a costumed guide and hear stories of people from the pa ...

Columbia SHP - Gold Rush Days

Time: 1 to 4pm Occurs the second Saturday of each month from 1 to 4pm. Many special exhibits are open and hands-on activities are led by volunteers in period attire throughout the afternoon. ...

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 ...

Woodland Weeding Party - 1:00pm

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Lead volunteers will guide you in removing non-native plants from the park. Bring water, snacks, and dress for outdoor work. Park for free at the west end of Azalea Picnic ...

Exploring the Sandhills

Monday, August 10 from 9 am to Noon The Sandhill ecosystem is a little known gem of our community. Join one of our Naturalists as we explore the rare flora and fauna which make this habita ...

Star Stroll

Star Stroll Thursdays in August at 8:30 pm We not only love to learn about the river and trees, but about our cosmos as well! This 2 mile round trip evening hike meets at the Camp ...

Critter Safari

Friday, August 14 at 9:30 am There are many animals that call the redwood forest their home. Sometimes we may not be able to see them, but they’re there! Join us on a walk through the fore ...

Castro Adobe Open House

Friday, July 10 from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, July 11 from 11 am to 3 pm Friday, August 14 from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, August 15 from 11 am to 3 pm You are invited to a "sneak peak" in ...

Woodland Weeding Party - 1:00pm

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Lead volunteers will guide you in removing non-native plants from the park. Bring water, snacks, and dress for outdoor work. Park for free at the west end of Azalea Picnic ...

Funky Fridays at Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Bring your family and friends out to enjoy each Friday with us while listening (and dancing) to the music of Sonoma County's top bands. Bring your own food and wine, or purchase food at event. You c ...

Stagecoach Days: TwainFest

Saturdays in July and August will have special events centered around different aspects of San Diego's culture and history. This week literature comes to life through games and activities in the park.

Silver Strand SB - Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Castro Adobe Open House

Friday, July 10 from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, July 11 from 11 am to 3 pm Friday, August 14 from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, August 15 from 11 am to 3 pm You are invited to a "sneak peak" in ...

Kids' Activities

We want children to get the most out of their park visit. Join us on weekends for one, or all, of our various park activities. All programs are free with park admission . Kids' Activi ...

A Year in the Life of the Quiroste

Saturday, August 15 at 1 pm For thousands of years before European explorers came to California, the Quiroste people lived a lifestyle rooted in the abundant resources around present-day ...

Basket Making

Saturday, August 15 from 10 am to Noon Saturday, August 29 from 10 am to Noon Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryle VanDeVeer or a fun, free, family workshop learni ...

Columbia SHP - History’s Mysteries

Time;10:00am Solve an actual crime that occurred in Columbia in the 1800s. You will witness the event, interview key members to the crime and get a chance to subpoena them in court. Then you wil ...

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 ...

Tijuana Estuary - Bird Walk

Every 1st, and 3rd Sunday 3:00 to 4:00pm. Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail and view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this Reserve on their yearly m ...

Fall Creek Hike

Wednesday, August 19 from 9 am to 2 pm Join our Docent Dennis on a moderate hike through the Fall Creek Unit of our park. Fall Creek is a beautiful second growth forest that is full of bot ...

Star Stroll

Star Stroll Thursdays in August at 8:30 pm We not only love to learn about the river and trees, but about our cosmos as well! This 2 mile round trip evening hike meets at the Camp ...

Funky Fridays at Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Bring your family and friends out to enjoy each Friday with us while listening (and dancing) to the music of Sonoma County's top bands. Bring your own food and wine, or purchase food at event. You c ...

In Search of Other Giants

Friday August 21 at 10 am Coast Redwoods are the tallest living organisms on earth, but are there other giants that live in our forest? Join one of our Docents as we search for other Giant ...

Nature Walk: "Nocturnal Animals"

Saturday, August 22 at 1 pm Join Interpreter Specialist Andrea for a 2 hour walk along the Six Bridges Trail to discover the variety of animals in Butano who are active during nighttime. M ...

Birding for Beginners

Saturday, August 22 at 8 am Henry Cowell is home to many beautiful and fascinating birds. Join our Docent Jim for a leisurely bird walk throughout the Campground. Please bring your own bin ...

Kids' Activities

We want children to get the most out of their park visit. Join us on weekends for one, or all, of our various park activities. All programs are free with park admission . Kids' Activi ...

Silver Strand SB - Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 11:00am to 12:00pm. The Tijuana Estuary protects a variety of plant communities and wildlife. Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Visitor Center, be i ...

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 ...

Star Stroll

Star Stroll Thursdays in August at 8:30 pm We not only love to learn about the river and trees, but about our cosmos as well! This 2 mile round trip evening hike meets at the Camp ...

Full Moon Madness

A Special Event! Full Moon Madness Friday, August 28 from 6 pm to 9 pm This event is perfect for experiencing Henry Cowell in a whole new way… at night! ...

Funky Fridays at Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Bring your family and friends out to enjoy each Friday with us while listening (and dancing) to the music of Sonoma County's top bands. Bring your own food and wine, or purchase food at event. You c ...

Columbia SHP-Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours - Saturdays, July 25, August 8, August 29, September 12, September 26, and October 24, Time: 3pm Walk through town with a costumed guide and hear stories of people from the pa ...

Bodie Ghost Walk and Free Star Stories

June 27, July 18, and August 29 Three Extraordinary Nights - Three Remarkable Tours Bodie will stay open until 10pm for the General Public. You are welcome to enjoy town on your own or take a tour ...

Silver Strand SB - Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities which include walks, presentations, games, investigations, art, and more! Kids can earn the Junior Ranger badge and o ...

Kids' Activities

We want children to get the most out of their park visit. Join us on weekends for one, or all, of our various park activities. All programs are free with park admission . Kids' Activi ...

China Camp SP - Heritage Day

Time: 11am - 4pm Heritage Day takes place every August in China Camp Village. This all-day event brings the community together to celebrate Chinese-American heritage, seafaring culture, and the ...

Basket Making

Saturday, August 15 from 10 am to Noon Saturday, August 29 from 10 am to Noon Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryle VanDeVeer or a fun, free, family workshop learni ...

Columbia SHP - History’s Mysteries

Time;10:00am Solve an actual crime that occurred in Columbia in the 1800s. You will witness the event, interview key members to the crime and get a chance to subpoena them in court. Then you wil ...

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 ...