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Upcoming Events at All Parks in July, 2015

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 ...

Nature Club at Butano SP

Saturdays in July at 10:30 am Sundays in July at 10 am Children and parents of all ages are welcome to join interpreter specialist Ciera for 1 hour of a variety of activities including game ...

Campfire Program

Saturdays in July at 8 pm Join us around the campfire for an hour of stories about the natural and cultural history of the park. In addition we will have food, stories, games, trivia, and a s ...

Big Basin Nature Club

Mondays through Saturdays in July (except Thursdays) at 4:30 pm Thursdays in July at at 1:30 pm Sundays in July at 10 am This fun program is designed for children ages 3 ...

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers Mondays through Saturdays in July (except Thursdays) at 3 pm Sundays in July at 11 am Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice out ...

Twilight Adventure

Wednesdays in July at 7:30 pm Twilight is a special time that marks the end of day and the beginning of night. Join us for an easy, level walk for the whole family and experience the fores ...

Planet Walks at Big Basin

Thursdays in July at 6:30 pm Help Professor Cosma find the perfect planet for her upcoming vacation. Learn a bit about our solar system as we take a planet walk. This is an easy 1 hour str ...

Evening Campfires at Big Basin

Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July at 7 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecol ...

Junior Rangers

Thursdays through Sundays in July 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 game ...

Guided Adobe Tour

Saturday, July 4 at 1 pm Saturday, July 25 at 1 pm Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about t ...

Campfire Programs

Fridays and Saturdays in July at 8:30 pm Everybody loves a good old fashioned campfire! Join us for 1 hour at our campfire center in the campground to sing songs, play games, hear stories ...

Guided Redwood Grove Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday in July 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 ...

Campfire Program

You don't have to be a camper to visit our campfire program. Our programs are for people of all ages. The programs vary and can include slide shows, games, and stories. Time : 6:30-7:30 pm Lo ...

Old Town 4th of July

A parade, crafts, & activities of early San Diego recreate an Independence Day celebrated on the frontier. The festivities will begin at 11:30 am and last until 4:00 pm.

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 ...

Twilight Hike at Butano SP

Sunday, July 5 at 8 pm Join Interpreter Specialist Ciera for a 1 hour long stroll along the Goat Hill trail to discover the corpuscular and nocturnal animals at Butano. All ages are welcome. Pl ...

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 ...

Little Rangers

Mondays in July from 10:30 am to 11:30 am This program is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing, and explore! This hour long program will introduce youngster ...

Junior Lifeguard Program

What is the Junior Lifeguard Program? A 3 week recreational and educational summer program for kids 8-15 years old that teaches basic First Aid & CPR, aquatic safety, various water rescue techn ...

Star Stroll

Thursdays in July 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 Campfire Center and leads t ...

Junior Rangers

Friday, July 3 at 3 pm Friday, July 10 at 3 pm Friday, July 17 at 3 pm Friday, July 24 at 3 pm Friday, July 31 at 3 pm Explore and play games as you learn about the nature in Mont ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Campfire Programs

Friday, July 3 at 8 pm Friday, July 10 at 8 pm Friday, July 17 at 8 pm Friday, July 24 at 8 pm Friday, July 31 at 8 pm Join us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive a ...

Junior Rangers

Saturday, July 11 at 3 pm Saturday, July 18 at 3 pm Saturday, July 25 at 3 pm Explore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. Junior Rangers is a statewide pr ...

Campfire Program

Saturday, July 11 at 8 pm Saturday, July 18 at 8 pm Saturday, July 25 at 8 pm Join us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive and educational entertainment for the whole fam ...

Columbia SHP-Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours' Saturdays, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, and October 24, 3pm Walk through town with a costumed guide and hear stories of people from the past. Stop in at the hotels and oth ...

Columbis 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. ...

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 ...

Campfire Program

You don't have to be a camper to visit our campfire program. Our programs are for people of all ages. The programs vary and can include slide shows, games, and stories. Time : 6:30-7:30 pm Lo ...

Basket Making

Saturday, July 11 from 10 am to Noon Saturday, July 25 from 10 am to Noon Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryle VanDeVeer or a fun, free, family workshop learning ...

Archaeology Demonstration

Saturday, July 11 at 1 pm How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archeological process from the dig to the display, and participate in hands on activities to discover the s ...

Birding for Beginners

Saturday, July 11 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 binoc ...

Rancho del Oso Wildflower Walk

Saturday, July 11 at 10 am Join docent Scott Peden and learn to identify many of Waddell Valley’s flowering plants within Rancho del Oso’s seven diverse habitats. This walk is a leisurely ...

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 ...

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 ...

Redwoods Guided Walk

Saturday, July 11 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm Join interpreter Specialist Ciera for a 3 mile walk along the Little Butano Creek Trail to discover the beautiful features of the park. Bring a water bott ...

Nature Wander at Rancho del Oso

Sunday, July 12 at 1 pm Find out what’s growing and blooming right now in the Waddell Valley on this approximately 1 mile, 1.5 hour guided walk with docent naturalist Ann Garside. She will shar ...

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 ...

Little Rangers

Mondays in July from 10:30 am to 11:30 am This program is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing, and explore! This hour long program will introduce youngster ...

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 ...

Junior Rangers

Friday, July 3 at 3 pm Friday, July 10 at 3 pm Friday, July 17 at 3 pm Friday, July 24 at 3 pm Friday, July 31 at 3 pm Explore and play games as you learn about the nature in Mont ...

Campfire Programs

Friday, July 3 at 8 pm Friday, July 10 at 8 pm Friday, July 17 at 8 pm Friday, July 24 at 8 pm Friday, July 31 at 8 pm Join us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive a ...

Junior Rangers

Saturday, July 11 at 3 pm Saturday, July 18 at 3 pm Saturday, July 25 at 3 pm Explore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. Junior Rangers is a statewide pr ...

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 ...

Discover Butano's History

Saturday, July 18 at 1 pm Join Interpreter Specialist Ciera for a 2 hour walk along the Jackson Flats and Mill Ox Trail to discover the cultural history of Butano. There are some steep sections ...

Family Days at Rancho del Oso

Saturday, July 18 at 2 pm Children of all ages welcome! Join us for an afternoon of storytelling, creative crafts and an adventurous nature hike. One of our talented docents will engage all age ...

Family Days at Rancho del Oso

Saturday, July 18 at 2 pm Children of all ages welcome! Join us for an afternoon of storytelling, creative crafts and an adventurous nature hike. One of our talented docents will engage al ...

Campfire Program

You don't have to be a camper to visit our campfire program. Our programs are for people of all ages. The programs vary and can include slide shows, games, and stories. Time : 6:30-7:30 pm Lo ...

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 ...

Campfire Program

Saturday, July 11 at 8 pm Saturday, July 18 at 8 pm Saturday, July 25 at 8 pm Join us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive and educational entertainment for the whole fam ...

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 ...

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 ...

Little Rangers

Mondays in July from 10:30 am to 11:30 am This program is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing, and explore! This hour long program will introduce youngster ...

Star Stroll

Thursdays in July 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 Campfire Center and leads t ...

Junior Rangers

Friday, July 3 at 3 pm Friday, July 10 at 3 pm Friday, July 17 at 3 pm Friday, July 24 at 3 pm Friday, July 31 at 3 pm Explore and play games as you learn about the nature in Mont ...

Campfire Programs

Friday, July 3 at 8 pm Friday, July 10 at 8 pm Friday, July 17 at 8 pm Friday, July 24 at 8 pm Friday, July 31 at 8 pm Join us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Campfire Program

You don't have to be a camper to visit our campfire program. Our programs are for people of all ages. The programs vary and can include slide shows, games, and stories. Time : 6:30-7:30 pm Lo ...

Guided Adobe Tour

Saturday, July 4 at 1 pm Saturday, July 25 at 1 pm Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about t ...

Basket Making

Saturday, July 11 from 10 am to Noon Saturday, July 25 from 10 am to Noon Join Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Docent Cheryle VanDeVeer or a fun, free, family workshop learning ...

Ohlone Guided Walk

Saturday, July 25 at 1 pm Join Interpreter Specialist Ciera for a 2 hour walk along the Goat Hill Trail to discover the history of the local tribe of Quiroste Indians. Meet at Goat Hill Trailhe ...

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 ...

Junior Rangers

Saturday, July 11 at 3 pm Saturday, July 18 at 3 pm Saturday, July 25 at 3 pm Explore and play games as you learn about plants, birds, mammals and more. Junior Rangers is a statewide pr ...

Campfire Program

Saturday, July 11 at 8 pm Saturday, July 18 at 8 pm Saturday, July 25 at 8 pm Join us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive and educational entertainment for the whole fam ...

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 ...

Little Rangers

Mondays in July from 10:30 am to 11:30 am This program is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing, and explore! This hour long program will introduce youngster ...

Star Stroll

Thursdays in July 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 Campfire Center and leads t ...

Full Moon Madness

Full Moon Madness Friday, July 31 from 6 pm to 9 pm This event is perfect for experiencing Henry Cowell in a whole new way… at night! The astronomy based evenings are perfect for ...

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

Friday, July 3 at 8 pm Friday, July 10 at 8 pm Friday, July 17 at 8 pm Friday, July 24 at 8 pm Friday, July 31 at 8 pm Join us at the campfire center for an evening of interactive a ...

Junior Rangers

Friday, July 3 at 3 pm Friday, July 10 at 3 pm Friday, July 17 at 3 pm Friday, July 24 at 3 pm Friday, July 31 at 3 pm Explore and play games as you learn about the nature in Mont ...