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Upcoming Events at All Parks in August, 2014

Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pm Saturday, August 30 at 4 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to huma ...

Asilomar Ramble

Time: 9:30am Thursday - Saturday 4:00pm on Friday Location: Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Asilomar Ramble - Our ...

Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some activities include (But are by no means limited to!) ...

Junior Rangers

Wednesday and Fridays at 11am in August at Seacliff State Beach Join the fun at a state park near you! Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7-12 year olds that takes place in many state parks ...

Old Tree Amble

Fridays in August at 3pm Join our interpreter, Audrey, on a scenic and gentle 1 mile hike to the ancient and awe inspiring redwood tree known simply as “The Old Tree”. See the majestic redwoods in all ...

1Old-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 ...

Gardens of Time

Saturday, August 30 from 1 to 2 pm 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 past by exploring ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, August 2, 16, 23 and 30 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs. Meet at the Wilder Ranch I ...

Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State Beach Join the fun at a state park near you! Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7 – 12 year olds that takes place in ma ...

Campfire!

Every Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 7pm in August Come enjoy marshmallows, the comforting warmth of our campfire, and have some fun with us! Some activities include (But are by no means limited to!) ...

Junior Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 11am Have some fun playing in the woods and learning about the redwoods and its inhabitants: past and present. Junior rangers is a State-wide program designed for chil ...

Little Rangers

Every Saturday and in August at 2pm Our littlest rangers should have some fun in the forest too! Little Rangers is designed for children ages 3-6 accompanied by their parents. This gives children an o ...

Asilomar Ramble

Time: 9:30am Thursday - Saturday 4:00pm on Friday Location: Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Asilomar Ramble - Our ...

Campfire

Every Saturday, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm Come join us for campfire food, songs, games, and trivia, followed by a short slideshow presentation on some of the features of the park. Meet at the Campfire Cent ...

Junior Rangers - Butano Bingo

Saturday, August 30, from 10 to 11am Learn about the plants and animals at Butano State Park by playing a game of Butano Bingo. Meet Docent Bob at the Campfire Center.

Little Butano Creek Trail

Saturday, August 30, from 1 to 3pm Join Docents Bob for a walk along Little Butano Creek trail. Easy walk, all ages welcome. Meet at Little Butano Creek Trailhead.

Early Riser Walk

Saturday, August 30 at 8 am Enjoy the quiet of the morning and see sights that one might not see in the middle of the day. We’ll focus on the redwoods and other plants. The walk will be between 4-6 mi ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pm Saturday, August 30 at 4 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to huma ...

Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am. August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program August 23) Discover the fascinating secrets of ...

Gardens of Time

Saturdays from 1 to 2 pm 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 past by exploring the plant ...

ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pm Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the Visitor Center, next to Park Headquarter ...

Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23) SPECIAL EVENT/GUEST CAMPFIRES ON August 2, 5 and 12! Join us i ...

Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10am August 18-31: Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 10 am (except no program August 23) This fun program is for chil ...

Columbia SHP - History's Mysteries

We invite families or groups to 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 ...

Monterey's French Bohemian Connection

Robert Louis Stevenson House - 530 Houston St. Monterey - 5 - 7 p.m. Author, lecturer and expert on the French in Monterey Claudine Chalmers will be giving a presentation on the French in histor ...

Burrowing Owls

Come join us for a Campfire Program led by one of our Rangers. Come learn about the animals of Silverwood Lake. Meet at the Campfire Center 8pm.

Docent-Led Hikes

Time: 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. Docent-Led Hikes: Every weekend day and nationally-observed holidays at 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Docent-Led Hikes

Time: 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. Docent-Led Hikes: Every weekend day and nationally-observed holidays at 10:00 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Tijuana Estuary - Bird Walks

Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th 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 year ...

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 ...

Big Basin Nature Club

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10am August 18-31: Saturday at 4:30 pm and Sunday at 10 am (except no program August 23) This fun program is for chil ...

Evening Campfire Program

August 1-16: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm August 17-31: Saturday at 6:30 pm (except no program August 23) SPECIAL EVENT/GUEST CAMPFIRES ON August 2, 5 and 12! Join us i ...

ASK US! - Visitor Center Staffed

Saturdays 9-11 am; Sundays 12-2 pm Do you have questions about Big Basin? Want trail information? Information about the plants and animals you see? Come to the Visitor Center, next to Park Headquarter ...

Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, August 2 from 9-12 Saturday, August 9 from 9-12 Saturday, August 31 from 9:30-12:30 Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great ...

Junior Rangers

August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm, Sunday at 11am. August 18-31: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 (except no program August 23) Discover the fascinating secrets of ...

Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday in August at 11 am and 2 pm every Friday in August at 1 pm Saturday, August 30 at 4 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to huma ...

How to Become Invisible

Sunday, August 31 at 10 am As we barrel down the hiking trail, we cause disturbances that ripple through the forest like a stone dropped in a pond. If we can minimize our disturbance and “tune-in” to ...

Family Discovery Walk

Sunday, August 31 at 1 pm Join Docent Norm Beeson for a fun-filled family walk and investigate the mysteries and wonders of Big Basin’s redwood forest! We’ll discover what surprises the day offers on ...

Junior Rangers- Alphabet Nature Walk

Sunday, August 31, from 10 to 11am Come to the campfire center and join Docent Bob as we talk about the naturalist John Muir. Then follow along as we take an alphabet nature walk.

Candelabra Treek Nature Walk

Saturday, August 2, from 1 to 3pm Saturday, August 23, from 1 to 3pm Sunday, August 31, from 1 to 3pm Join State Park Interpreter Sara for a walk to the newest part of the park and discover one of the ...

Coffee n' Crafts

Every Sunday in August from 9 - 10:30am Come join us in the Visitor Center for a good ol' fashioned cup o'joe and your very own bat! Free coffee is provided for our grown-up visitors, and a bat-making ...

Creek Sneak

Every Sunday in August at Noon Fun for the whole family! Come join our interpreter Audrey for fun activities down at the creek! Learn about the cool little critters living in the water, and how import ...

Junior Rangers

Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 11am in August at New Brighton State Beach Join the fun at a state park near you! Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7 – 12 year olds that takes place in ma ...

1Old-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 ...