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Upcoming Events at All Parks in May, 2016

Hendy Woods SP - River Life

Time: 10:30am Location: Meet at day use area Interpretive Programs May 2016 • Check out white board at visitor center for additional programs. • Ask about our Stargazing progr ...

Equal Access Seal Tours

Available on Demand If you need mobility assistance, you can request a volunteer-led equal access tour. You will board our accessible van and get a ride to our wheelchair-accessible boa ...

Campfire Program: Forest Foods

Friday, May 27 at 8 pm Meet at the campfire center Friday night to experience some of the many uses that the local plants have to offer. Learn about how plants have been used for medicina ...

Self-Guided Seal Walks

Daily, between 8:30am and 3:30pm Stroll over sand dunes, enjoy beautiful ocean views, and gain a unique opportunity to view a large colony of Northern elephant seals! Visit the fema ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Campfire Program

Time: between 7:30 and 8:30 (contingent on sunset time) Beginning May 27th through September 4th Campfire programs every Friday and Saturday with times ranging between 7:30 and 8:30 P.M. conting ...

Half Moon Bay SB - Campfire Program

Time: between 7:30 and 8:30 (contingent on sunset time) Beginning May 27th through September 4th Campfire programs every Friday and Saturday with times ranging between 7:30 and 8:30 P.M. conting ...

Pfeiffer Big Sur Activities

10:00 a.m. JUNIOR RANGERS– ECOLOGY (children ages 7-12 only) Come have some fun discovering habitats of big sur and how they are all related. Meet Park Interpreter Sara for one hour of activities a ...

Junior Rangers: Are We Lost?

Saturday, May 28 at 10 am Enlist as a State Parks Junior Ranger to learn the basics of map reading and hiking! We will learn and practice the art of map reading as we head out on a scave ...

Tip Toe Trek

Thursday, May 26 at 1 pm Saturday, May 28 at 1 pm Join us and explore the great diversity that this short 2-mile-loop has to offer. From Pescadero Creek to the redwood forest, ...

Big Basin Nature Club

Saturday, May 28 at 4:30 pm Sunday, May 29 at 4:30 pm Monday, May 30 at 10 am This fun program is for children ages 3 to 6 and their whole families. Pretend, ...

Guided Redwood Walk

Saturday, May 21 from 1pm to 3pm with State Park Naturalist Rosanna Saturday, May 28 at 1 pm with State Park Naturalist Molly Join us for a 1 mile, 2 hour stroll along the ...

Campfire Programs

Saturday, May 28 at 7 pm Sunday, May 29 at 7 pm Saturday, May 30 at 7 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the ...

Hendy Woods SP - Jr. Rangers

Time: 10:30pm Location: Campfire Center Interpretive Programs May 2016 • Jr. Ranger programs are for ages 7-12 years. • Check out white board at visitor center for additional ...

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 ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important ...

The Roof of Big Basin

Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 am Enjoy the spring wildflowers, ferns and other plants while hiking with Docent Kathy Willott through a variety of habitats as you ascend 1100' to the top of ...

Snakes Alive!

Saturday, May 28 from noon to 3 pm 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 Old Lodge, across ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Saturday, May 28 at noon Join Docent Hal Anjo on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral and redwoods. You will discuss forests, flowers and fires o ...

Coffee, Books and Crafts

Saturday, May 28 from 1 pm to 3 pm Come sit in our beautiful redwood Sempervirens Room (next to Park Headquarters), and choose a book or two to read with your family, while sipping cof ...

Junior Rangers

Saturday, May 28 at 3 pm Sunday, May 29 at 3 pm Monday, May 30 at 11 am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore and play games as you learn ab ...

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, b ...

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 yearl ...

Junior Rangers

Saturday, May 28 at 3 pm Sunday, May 29 at 3 pm Monday, May 30 at 11 am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore and play games as you learn ab ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important ...

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 disc ...

Hendy Woods SP - Jr. Rangers

Time: 10:30pm Location: Campfire Center Interpretive Programs May 2016 • Jr. Ranger programs are for ages 7-12 years. • Check out white board at visitor center for additional ...

Campfire Programs

Saturday, May 28 at 7 pm Sunday, May 29 at 7 pm Saturday, May 30 at 7 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the ...

Big Basin Nature Club

Saturday, May 28 at 4:30 pm Sunday, May 29 at 4:30 pm Monday, May 30 at 10 am This fun program is for children ages 3 to 6 and their whole families. Pretend, ...

Old Tree Amble

Sunday, May 29 at 1 pm Join Portola State Park Naturalist Erik Hylkema on this mellow, 1 mile stroll through the redwoods and discover one of the oldest trees in the park. We will be lo ...

Communities of Castle Rock

Sunday, May 29 at 10 am Explore the massive rock outcropping and expansive views that draws visitors from all over the world to Castle Rock State Park. Join us for an opportunity to exa ...

Earths Ever-Changing Forces

Saturday, May 7 at 1pm with volunteer Liz Colvard Saturday, May 29 at 11am with volunteer Jeff Phillips Join a State Parks Volunteer on a 1-mile, 1-hour adventure to observe t ...

Pfeiffer Big Sur Activities

10:00 a.m. JUNIOR RANGERS - GEOLOGY ROCKS! (children ages 7-12 only) Come have some fun with the rocks of Big Sur. Meet Park Interpreter Sara for one hour of activities and games at the Pfeiffer B ...

Pfeiffer Big Sur Activities

9:00 a.m. NATURE WALK "Valleys and Vistas" Join Sara for a moderate hike and discover the unique habitats of Big Sur. See impacts of the Basin Fire and how the forest is springing back. Wear sturd ...

Big Basin Nature Club

Saturday, May 28 at 4:30 pm Sunday, May 29 at 4:30 pm Monday, May 30 at 10 am This fun program is for children ages 3 to 6 and their whole families. Pretend, ...

Campfire Programs

Saturday, May 28 at 7 pm Sunday, May 29 at 7 pm Saturday, May 30 at 7 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the ...

Family Discovery Walk

Monday, May 30 at 1 pm Join Docent Norm Beeson for a fun-filled family walk and investigate the mysteries and wonders of Big Basins redwood forest! We will discover what surprises th ...

Junior Rangers

Saturday, May 28 at 3 pm Sunday, May 29 at 3 pm Monday, May 30 at 11 am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore and play games as you learn ab ...

Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, May 7 from 9:30 am to noon Saturday, May 14 from 9 am to noon Monday, May 30 Memorial Day from 9:30 am to noon Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Headq ...

Exploring Big Basin

Every Tuesday at 9 am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docents Paul and Eva Fewel and Diane Shaw. Hikes can range from 5 to 8 ...