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Upcoming Events at All Parks in April, 2017

CDAS Archaeology Lecture

Where: Visitor Center Discovery Lab When: 10:00 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join the Archaeology Society for their monthly lecture series. This presentation is open to the public. Meet in the Discovery ...

Walk - Notice and Wonder

Where: Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Park Interpreters Regina Reiter and Aleese Golding to explore Nature journaling. We'll observe the desert closely and record what we exp ...

Self-Guided Seal Walks

Daily, between 8:30am and 3:30pm (Natural Preserve closes at 5pm) Stroll over sand dunes, enjoy beautiful ocean views, and gain a unique opportunity to view a large colony of Northern elephant seal ...

Self-Guided Seal Walks

Daily, between 8:30am and 3:30pm (Natural Preserve closes at 5pm) Stroll over sand dunes, enjoy beautiful ocean views, and gain a unique opportunity to view a large colony of Northern elephant seal ...

Archeology Demonstration

Friday, April 7 at 11am Saturday, April 29 at 1pm 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 ...

Garden Planting and Wool Day

Saturday April 29 from 11am to 3pm Imagine yourself at Wilder Ranch in the early part of the 20th century and help plant the heirloom vegetable garden as it would have been circa 1900. Observe c ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

3:30pm-4:30pm Kids can earn the California State Parks Junior Ranger badge! Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities, which may include walks, presentations, games, investigations ...

Pacheco SP - April Wildflower Hikes

Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon Enjoy a delightful springtime hike. Join naturalist Jennifer Morgan to view this year’s lovely wildflower display overlooking San Luis Reservoir. We’l ...

Hike - Flower Hike

Where: Meet at the Visitor Center by the Outdoor School. When: 9:00 a.m. Join us for a flower hike and see what's blooming as we show off the colors of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

Walk - Bird Walk

Where: Meet in the Visitor Center Parking Lot When: 7:30 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalist Ann Keenan for a walk around the Visitor Center vicinity looking for the common birds of our ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Sign up at the Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (1 hour) Special program for children ages 7-12 only. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space i ...

Sonoma SHP - Children's Day at the Mission

Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm Bring your family and step back in time to a day at Mission San Francisco Solano. There will be crafts, demonstrations, and activities such as: candle making, basket weav ...

Sonoma SHP - Day of the Child Hike

Time: 11:00 am - Noon Join this casual hike through portions of the park and the Montini Trail. This is a one mile, Slow-paced hike with minor elevation change. Sturdy shoes and water recommended. ...

Clear Lake SP - Wildflower Brunch

Time: 9:30am to noon Wildflower Brunch: A Unique Lake County Event You are invited to participate in one of Lake County’s unique events on the morning of April 29 th at 9:30am to noo ...

Guided Redwood Walks

Saturdays at 11am Sundays at 1pm 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 growth tr ...

Hike to the Lime Kilns

Saturday, April 29 at 9am On this challenging 6 mile hike we will explore the natural and cultural history of the upper hills of Wilder Ranch State Park. Meet at the Wilder Ranch Interpretive Cente ...

Guided Redwood Walks

Saturdays at 11am Sundays at 1pm 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 growth tr ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

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 even ...

Bird Walk

Every 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday 3:00pm Take a leisurely stroll down the McCoy Trail to view and learn about some of the 370 species of birds that live or stop by this Reserve on their year ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm (except no walks on Saturday, April 29) How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and info ...

Outlook from Mt. McAbee Hike

Sunday, April 30 at 10am Join Docent Hal Anjo on a hike to McAbee Outlook. We'll stop at the top and enjoy the lovely ocean views, returning through a beautiful old-growth redwood forest. Learn abo ...

Self-Guided Seal Walks

Daily, between 8:30am and 3:30pm (Natural Preserve closes at 5pm) Stroll over sand dunes, enjoy beautiful ocean views, and gain a unique opportunity to view a large colony of Northern elephant seal ...