A Special Event! Wings Over the Basin August 1-3, 2014 Celebrating the 40-Year Anniversary of the Historic Marbled Murrelet Nest Discovery, Big Basin Redwoods State Park invites those who love b ... ... Read More
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In 2014, California State Parks turns 150 years old!
California State Parks commemorates the 1864 establishment of the first state park in the world. On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill granting 39,000 acres of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California. Never before had land been set aside to protect its natural state for the public to enjoy. This historic legislation was the beginning of not only the California State Park System, but the national park idea we know today.
Upcoming Park Events
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August 1-17: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 10am August 18-31: Saturday at 4:30pm and Sunday at 10am (except no program August 23) This fun program is for childr ... ... Read More1 Aug
Monday, August 4 and Monday, August 11 at 7 pm Friday, August 1 at 8 pm Saturday, August 9 at 8 pm Join us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. Experience the turning of the day into night in ... ... Read More2 Aug
Weekends from 11 am to 3 pm Guided Tour of the Ranch Buildings Weekends at 1pm Visit an early day dairy ranch and step back in time to the late 1800â€™s at Wilder Ranch State Park. You can also play V ... ... Read More
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Saturdays, August 2, 16, 23 and 30 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 I ... ... Read More2 Aug
Saturday, August 2 from 1 pm to 2 pm How did an isolated settlement clothe the hundreds of people who lived there? Take an in depth look at the cloth industry of Mission Santa Cruz. We will follow the ... ... Read More3 Aug
Saturday, August 2 at 12 pm Sunday, August 3 at 12 pm Sunday, August 24 at 12 pm On this 4-hour, 4-mile leisurely hike with Docent Barry Grimm weâ€™ll traverse old-growth redwood and Douglas-fir fores ... ... Read More