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Upcoming Events at All Parks in April, 2018

Outlook from Mt. McAbee Hike

Friday, April 13 at 10:30 am Friday, April 27 at 10:30 am Join Docent Hal Anjo on a hike to McAbee Outlook. We'll stop at the top and enjoy lovely ocean views. Learn about the different habitats as ...

Sonoma SHP - Fireside Chat

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm Grab your boots and saddle! Learn about the vaqueros and cowboys who made their living in early California in the cattle trade. Join us for this exciting campfire pr ...

Junior Rangers

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

Wildflower Walk

Enjoy a two hour guided hike with a knowledgeable docent and the springtime splendor of the South Yuba River canyon. Tour begins at 11:00 AM at the North Parking lot. Bring water or purchase it at th ...

Tidepool Tours

Saturday, April 21 at 11:30am Sunday, April 22 at 11:30am Saturday, April 28 at 1:30pm Sunday, April 29 at 2pm Saturday, May 5 at 11:30am Sunday, May 6 at 11:30am Sunday, May 13 at 2pm Saturday, M ...

Sonoma SHP - Children’s Day

Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm Experience the historic trades of the Mission Era at Children’s Day. Weave baskets; card, spin, and weave wool; use the cattle brand and leather tools; try ro ...

Redwood Tours

Saturdays at 11am and 2pm 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 trees left? Answe ...

Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, April 7 at 11am Saturday, April 21 at 11am Saturday, April 28 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular c ...

Ranch Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 wa ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Saturday, April 7 at 10:30am Saturday, April 21 at 10:30am Saturday, April 28 at 10:30am Join a Big Basin Docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mountain streams, oak woodlands, chaparral a ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm Friday, April 6 at 11am and 2pm Friday, April 20 at 11am and 2pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? J ...

Nature Walk

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, be it upland plant adaptations or the significance of our ...

Southern California Woodie Club and Car Show

Start your springtime Southern California style by visiting the annual Woodie Club and Car Show at Doheny State Beach! Woodies start lining up the south day-use area at dawn and begin departing in th ...

Garden Planting and Wool Day

Saturday April 28 from 11am to 3pm Celebrate spring and help us plant the organic heirloom vegetable garden at Wilder Ranch State Park. The garden helps bring the c.1900 dairy ranch atmosphere to ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 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, investi ...

Pacheco SP - NATURE HIKE & WALKS

Time: 10 a.m. – noon Pacheco State Park Join Naturalist Jennifer for a lovely 2 mile springtime hike out to a beautiful view of San Luis Reservoir and the Central Valley. ...

Pacheco SP - NATURE HIKE & WALKS

Time: 10 a.m. – noon Pacheco State Park Join Naturalist Jennifer for an informative 1+ mile walk up to the site of the original adobe house built by Francisco Pacheco and his so ...

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 ...

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

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 2pm Friday, April 6 at 11am and 2pm Friday, April 20 at 11am and 2pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? J ...

Adobe Tour

Sunday, April 15 at 1pm Sunday, April 29 at 1pm Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about the many families wh ...

Ranch Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 wa ...

Tidepool Tours

Saturday, April 21 at 11:30am Sunday, April 22 at 11:30am Saturday, April 28 at 1:30pm Sunday, April 29 at 2pm Saturday, May 5 at 11:30am Sunday, May 6 at 11:30am Sunday, May 13 at 2pm Saturday, M ...

Wildflower Walk

Enjoy a two hour guided hike with a knowledgeable docent and the springtime splendor of the South Yuba River canyon. Tour begins at 11:00 AM at the North Parking lot. Bring water or purchase it at th ...

Talk - Garden Walk

Where: Visitor Center When: 1:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join Park Interpreter Sally Theriault who will take you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover some of our special desert plant ...

Talk - The Moon Rises

Where: Visitor Center roof, "The Bridge" When: 7:00 p.m. (1 hour) Watch the sky during the hour of the Moon's rising. Join us on the Visitor Center roof, "The Bridge" to watch the full moon ri ...