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Upcoming Events at All Parks in December, 2018

Christmas in Coloma

Join us for old fashioned Christmas activities on Saturday and Sunday, December 8-9, at Christmas in Coloma. We'll have gift vendors, games and crafts, wreath making, live music, wagon rides, and ...

Monarch Butterfly Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm Meet at the visitor center for a 1-hour accessible guided tour of the Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve to view the butterflies in the trees they overwinter i ...

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 ...

Public Open House

Join us for a unique opportunity to view our newest State Historic Park. This hidden jewel in the Pájaro Valley is currently an active construction site as the adobe building is being repaired ...

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 wate ...

Supercars by the Sea

Supercars by the Sea is a meet up of car enthusiasts! Event takes place in Lot 3 just north of our Brookhurst entrance (please use the Magnolia entrance). Event begins in the early morning of 7 a.m. ...

Winter Wonderland

Come to the Winter Wonderland at the Chino Hills State Park Discovery Center on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, from 9 am to 5 pm. Experience the ski lodge themed craft room a ...

Walk - Desert Inspiration

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 3:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, for a sensory exploration of the desert in word and color that will nourish ...

Walk - Notice and Wonder

Where: Visitor Center When: 9:30 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter to explore Nature journaling. We'll observe the desert cloesly and record what we experience w ...

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 ...

Walk - Desert Mart

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 11:00 a.m. (45 minutes) Come stroll down the aisles of Desert-Mart with Certified Interpretive Guide Abby Barker to discover how the ingenious N ...

Bird Walk

When: 9:00 a.m. Join volunteer Karen Nelson on a bird walk around Salton Sea State Recreation Area.

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 wate ...

Old Tree Trail Hike

Saturdays at 2:30pm On this 1-mile, 1-hour kid friendly excursion we’ll stroll through a giant old growth redwood grove that’s over 1,200 years old, discover the banana slug’s vit ...

Old-Growth Redwood Tours

Saturdays at 11am Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana ...

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, invest ...

Monarch Butterfly Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 2pm Meet at the visitor center for a 1-hour accessible guided tour of the Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve to view the butterflies in the trees they overwinter i ...

Sonoma SHP - Nature Hike

Nature Hike 12:00pm - 1:30pm Shake off that December chill with a hike along the lower Montini Preserve Trail and experience history, nature, and a good time. This slow-paced hike is just ove ...

Junior Rangers

Where: 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 is limited.

Campfire - Animal Songs

Where: Borrego Palm Canyon Campfire Center When: 7:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a lighthearted look at the sounds some of the Park animals make. You'll ...

Walk - Desert Inspiration

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 3:00 p.m. (1 hour) Join Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, for a sensory exploration of the desert in word and color that will nourish ...

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 ...

Santa Claus for a Cause 5k/10k

Come enjoy a run along the beach in your ugly sweater, elf outfit or Santa suit! Race begins at 9 a.m. in Lot 10 right off Beach Blvd. For more information, please click here.

ABF - Weekly Members Hike

When: 8:30 a.m. (3.5 hours) Meet at the State Park Store in the Mall. Join ABF for our weekly member hikes. Led by Park Rangers, retired Park Rangers, and various Park enthusiasts, these hikes t ...

Walk - Notice and Wonder

Where: Visitor Center When: 9:30 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter to explore Nature journaling. We'll observe the desert cloesly and record what we experience w ...

Walk - Desert Mart

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 1:00 p.m. (45 minutes) Come stroll down the aisles of Desert-Mart with Certified Interpretive Guide Abby Barker to discover how the ingenious Na ...

Bird Walk

When: 9:00 a.m. Join volunteer Karen Nelson on a bird walk around Salton Sea State Recreation Area.

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 ...

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, invest ...

Talk/Walk - Beaks and Feet

Where: Visitor Center Discovery Lab When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) If you've always wanted to learn about birds but thought it's too complicated and only for birding experts, you'll enjoy this simple ...

Talk - The Moon Rises

Where: Visitor Center Roof, the "Bridge" When: 4:45 p.m. (30 minutes) Watch the Full Moon rise. Bring out your lawn chair and binoculars and meet on the Visitor Center Roof, the "Bridge", for ...

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

When: 9:00 a.m. Join volunteer Karen Nelson on a bird walk around Salton Sea State Recreation Area.

Talk/Walk - Beaks and Feet

Where: Visitor Center Discovery Lab When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) If you've always wanted to learn about birds but thought it's too complicated and only for birding experts, you'll enjoy this simple ...

Walk - Garden Walk

Where: Visitor Center When: 1:00 p.m. (45 minutes) Join Certified Interpretive Guide Abby Barker as she takes you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover some of our special d ...

Walk - Rainbow Any Day

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 3:00 p.m. (1 hour) Even when it's not raining, you can discover a rainbow of color in the desert. Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reit ...

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, invest ...

Talk/Walk - Beaks and Feet

Where: Visitor Center Discovery Lab When: 9:00 a.m. (1 hour) If you've always wanted to learn about birds but thought it's too complicated and only for birding experts, you'll enjoy this simpl ...

Walk - Those Amazing Cacti!

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 1:00 p.m. (45 minutes) Explore the Visitor Center garden with Park Interpreter Sally Theriault and discover some of the unique strategies that h ...

Walk - Rainbow Any Day

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 3:00 p.m. (1 hour) Even without rain, you can discover a rainbow of color in the desert. Join Park Interpretive Specialist, Regina Reiter, for ...

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 ...

Run in the New Year 5k/10k

Write your New Year's resolution on your bib and get in gear for the New Year! First wave of runners begins at 8 a.m. in Lot 25 off Warner Ave. and runs south. For more information, please clic ...

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 ...

Walk - Desert Inspiration

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. (1 hour) Join Regina Reiter, Park Interpretive Specialist, for a sensory exploration of the desert in word and color that will nouris ...

Panorama Overlook

Where: Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (2.5 hours) Meet Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter at the Visitor Center to walk across the desert and up the Panorama Overlook Trail for good vie ...

NYE at the Beach

New Year's Eve at the Beach is a white attire party. Event is open to ages 18+ and will begin at 8 PM. For more information, please click here.