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Upcoming Events at All Parks in June, 2015

Big Basin Nature Club

June 1 to June 14: Saturdays at 4:30 pm Sundays at 10 am June 15 to June 30: Mondays to Saturdays (except Thursdays) at 4:30 pm Thursdays at 1:30 pm Sundays at 10 am Th ...

Big Basin Campfire Programs!

Tuesday, June 2 at 7 pm - Special Guest Campfire Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm June 12 to June 30: Fridays through Tuesdays at 7 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and ...

June is Steller Sea Lion Month!

June is Steller Sea Lion Month! Every day in June Did you know that there are more than just elephant seals at Ano Nuevo? You can come and view the northern sea lion at its southernmost breeding c ...

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 ...

Old Growth Redwood Walks

Old-Growth Redwood Walks Every Saturday and Sunday in June at 1 pm Meet at the Visitor Center via the Park’s main entrance off Hwy 9 in Felton, at 101 Big Trees Park Road. Experience a guided forest a ...

Summer Concert in the Park

Time: 2:00pm Please join us at Jack Knight Hall in Calaveras Big Trees State Park for amazing music by the local favorite, hors d'oeuvres and fine local wines. Cantamos - Michela Macfarlane a ...

National Trail Day 2015

Celebrate National Trails Day in the Golden Gate National Parks! National Trails Day is the nation’s largest celebration of trails and the outdoors. Here at Golden Gate, the Trails Forever Team and o ...

Geology ROCKS! at Año Nuevo State Park

Saturday, June 6 at 1 pm The sands and cliffs of Año Nuevo State Park’s Cove Beach tell a tale of an ever-changing planet. Earthquakes and erosion, landslides and littoral drift all constantly car ...

Big Basin Meteor Trail Hike

Meteor Trail Hike Saturday, June 6 at 10:30 am with Peggy O’Shea Saturday, June 20 at 9 am with Kathy Willott Sunday, June 28 at 11:30 am with Hal Anjo Join one of our knowledgeable docents on one o ...

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Saturday, June 6 at Noon Sunday, June 13 at Noon Sunday, June 21 at Noon Sunday, June 28 at Noon Explore some of the parks less travelled backcountry with docent natu ...

Big Basin Redwoods Loop Walk

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 0.5 ...

Wilder Ranch Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, June 6 at 11 am Sunday, June 14 at 11 am Saturday, June 20 at 11 am Saturday, June 27 at 11 am Sunday, June 28 at 11 am On these 2 hour natural history excursions you will explore the plant ...

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 - 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 ...

Big Basin Sense-O-Rama Hike

Sunday, June 7 at 1 pm This guided hike is a 1.5 hour and travels along the Creeping Forest and Dool trails. We will appreciate the sights, sounds, smells, feel and even taste of Big Basin, enhancing ...

Little Rangers

Every Monday 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 youngsters to natu ...

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 ...

Redwoods and the River

Friday, June 12 at 2:30 pm Join our Docent for a leisurely guided walk from the Old Growth Redwoods to the Riparian ecosystem. During this approximately 1 to 2 hour walk, we will compare the two ecosy ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Rancho del Oso Wildflower Walk

Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017 Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm. Call (831) 427-2288. Wildflower Walk S ...

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Saturday, June 6 at Noon Sunday, June 13 at Noon Sunday, June 21 at Noon Sunday, June 28 at Noon Explore some of the parks less travelled backcountry with docent natu ...

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 ...

Big Basin Berry Creek Falls Hike

Sunday, June 14 at 9:30 am Travel deep into the heart of Big Basin as you experience a wide range of habitats on this moderate to strenuous 11 mile loop hike. Wind through shady redwood canyons and cl ...

Rancho del Oso Nature Wander

Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017 Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm. Call (831) 427-2288. Nature Wander Sun ...

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

Every Monday 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 youngsters to natu ...

Big Basin Twilight Adventure

Twilight Adventure Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 pm Wednesday, June 24 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 ...

Fall Creek Hike

Wednesday, June 17 from 9 am to 2 pm Join Henry Cowell docent Dennis for a moderate hike throughout the Fall Creek Unit of our park. Fall Creek is full of natural beauty and rich history, both of whic ...

Big Basin Planet Walk

Planet Walk Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 25 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 wal ...

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 ...

Pacheco State Park’s Fourteenth Kite Day

Time: 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Experience the color and excitement of Kite Flying on Saturday, June 20th 2015, and let’s see how many kites we can fly up at Pacheco Pass. The Fourteenth Annu ...

A Year in the Life of the Quiroste

Saturday, June 20 at 11 am For thousands of years before European explorers came to California, the Quiroste people lived a lifestyle rooted in the abundant resources around present-day Año Nuevo ...

Here Comes the Sun!

Saturday, June 20 from 11 am to 1 pm Come to the Campfire Center and look through a solar telescope at the Sun. You will see sunspots, solar prominences, and other features of our closest star as you ...

Natures Reading Room

Saturday, June 20 from 1-3 pm Come sit under our ancient circle of redwoods, natures reading room, and choose a book or two to read with your family. Drop by Docent Norm Beeson will help you find the ...

Big Basin Wildflower Walk

Saturday, June 20 at 10 am Sunday, June 21 at 10 am Join docent Scott Peden on this slow paced walk with lots of stops to identify flowering plants and take photos. You will also visit several histori ...

Big Basin Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, June 20 from 9 to Noon Saturday, June 27 from 9 to Noon 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 ...

Rancho del Oso Family Day

Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017 Open Weekends Noon to 4 pm. Call (831) 427-2288. Family Days Satu ...

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 - 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 ...

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Saturday, June 6 at Noon Sunday, June 13 at Noon Sunday, June 21 at Noon Sunday, June 28 at Noon Explore some of the parks less travelled backcountry with docent natu ...

Big Basin Wildflower Walk

Saturday, June 20 at 10 am Sunday, June 21 at 10 am Join docent Scott Peden on this slow paced walk with lots of stops to identify flowering plants and take photos. You will also visit several histori ...

Little Rangers

Every Monday 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 youngsters to natu ...

Big Basin Twilight Adventure

Twilight Adventure Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 pm Wednesday, June 24 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 ...

Big Basin Planet Walk

Planet Walk Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 pm Thursday, June 25 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 wal ...

Full Moon Madness

Friday, June 26 from 6 to 9 pm This is a fun event for the whole family! There will be kids’ crafts, live music and guided walks throughout the evening. We are also excited to host an astronomy specia ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 – 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!

Snakes Alive! Saturday, June 27 from Noon to 3 pm Why are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, and hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like? Come to the Old Lodge, ...

Big Basin Coffee Talk and Crafts

Saturday, June 20 from 9 to Noon Saturday, June 27 from 9 to Noon 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 ...

Big Basin Meteor Trail Hike

Meteor Trail Hike Saturday, June 6 at 10:30 am with Peggy O’Shea Saturday, June 20 at 9 am with Kathy Willott Sunday, June 28 at 11:30 am with Hal Anjo Join one of our knowledgeable docents on one o ...

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! Saturday, June 6 at Noon Sunday, June 13 at Noon Sunday, June 21 at Noon Sunday, June 28 at Noon Explore some of the parks less travelled backcountry with docent natu ...

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

Every Monday 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 youngsters to natu ...