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Upcoming Events at All Parks in October, 2014

Columbia SHP - Ghost Tours

Time: 3:00 pm Have you heard that there are ghosts in Columbia? Join us on the tour to find out where they lurk and the stories behind those who lived in Columbia during the Gold Rush. $10/person. ...

Tijuana Estuary - Nature Walk

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday 1:00am 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 it u ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturdays, October 4, 18 and 25 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 Inte ...

Apple Festival

Silverwood Lake SRA will be hosting an Apple Festival from 10:00am-3:00pm. Learn how to harvest apples, work an apple press, make fresh apple cider and learn about our historic apple orchard. BBQ lunc ...

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 ...

Big Basin Snakes Alive!

Saturday, October 25 from 12-3 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 the street f ...

Fall Festival

Harvest time has come to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park! Come and enjoy fun fall activities & crafts in the plaza for free.

Big Basin Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll throu ...

Big Basin Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, October 4 from 9-12 AND Saturday, October 25 from 9-12 Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great way to start your day in Big ...

Halloween Activity

Create your own bat! (Seriously, who doesn't want their own bat?) For : children ages 7-12 years old. Where : Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum When : 10 AM - 12 PM Children need to be super ...

Doheny SB - Beach Halloween Haunt

Time: 6:30-8:30 Don’t miss out on Doheny’s most festive event of the year! Bring your family and friends to celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment with good ole fashioned spookiness, ...

Crystal Cove SP - Tidepool Walk

Time: 4pm Enjoy a low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on Saturday, October 25 at 4:00pm. A volunteer will help identify animals ...

Bridgeport Fall Festival

From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enjoy Hayrides, Gold Panning, Barn Tours, Children's Games and Crafts, Pumpkin Painting, Blacksmith and Composting Demonstrations, Live Birds and much, much more. Admission t ...

Discover Big Basin!

Saturday, October 4 at 12 Sunday, October 5 at 12 Saturday, October 11 at 12 Sunday, October 26 at 12 On this 4-hour, 4-mile leisurely hike with Docent Barry Grimm we’ll traverse old-growth red ...

Big Basin Redwood Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll throu ...

Crystal Cove SP - 3-Mile Family Hike

Time: 9am Autumn is a wonderful time to learn about our local nature. Join a park naturalist on a family hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park o ...

Pioneers of Big Basin

Sunday, October 26 at 11:30 am Join Docent Hal Anjo on an easy three-mile, three-hour round trip to the site of the Maddock Cabin. Enjoy a beautiful walk through the redwoods and hear stories of the e ...

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 ...

Halloween

Let Old Town San Diego State Historic Park satisfy your sweet tooth this Halloween. Enjoy trick-or-treating, special holiday treats & activities, and extended shopping hours at all the stores in t ...