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July 2017

Tales of the Basin – A Storytelling Weekend Event

July 28 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
Big Basin: Park Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 United States
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Free

July 28 to 30, 2017, Various times and locations throughout the weekend. The oral storytelling tradition comes to life with the ancient redwood forest as a backdrop. Events throughout the weekend include Big Basin Nature Tails for children of all ages, guided walks that spin a yarn along the trail and a Storyteller Showcase in the historic Campfire Center. Presented in collaboration with South Bay Storytellers and Listeners. Friday Night Campfire! at 7:00 pm The evening begins with marshmallow roasting…

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Smith River Kayak Tour

July 28 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Thursday and Friday, repeating until August 18, 2017

Redwood National Park, Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway. United States + Google Map
Free

Details available at: https://www.nps.gov/redw/planyourvisit/kayaktours.htm For a safe and enjoyable experience, only a limited number of participants can be accommodated on each tour. Space is available on a first come-first served basis, only; reservations by telephone, email, or fax will not be accepted. Visitors can sign-up no sooner than one week before a scheduled tour (e.g., as early as Friday for a tour scheduled the following Friday) and must do so, in person, at the Hiouchi Visitor Center (1 mile west…

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Forest Walk: Meet at Stout Grove Trailhead

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2017

Redwood National Park, Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway. United States + Google Map
Free

Immerse yourself in the forest, sea, or prairielands. Join a park ranger for a down-to-earth exploration of the natural communities that contribute to one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Come prepared: dress for the weather; bring drinking water and a snack; wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots with non-slip soles. Meet at Stout Grove Trailhead: From Crescent City, Calif. drive 1 mile south on U.S. 101 and tuen left (east-northeast) onto Elk Valley Road; continue 1 mile and…

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Junior Rangers

July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until July 26, 2017

Big Basin: Park Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 United States
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Free

Discover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor skills and play games as you learn about plants, animals, geology, and more. This one-hour program is for kids ages 7-12. Sorry parents, this program is for kids only! Please register your child at the Nature Lodge Museum 15 minutes before the program begins. Please be sure your child is dressed for active play in the outdoors. Meet at Big Basin Park Headquarters. Event is free; parking is $10. Event…

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Little Rangers

July 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2017

An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 26, 2017

Big Basin: Park Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 United States
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Free

This fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This half-hour program will introduce youngsters to the wonders of the redwood forest. Meet at the Big Basin Nature Lodge. Event is free; parking is $10. Event made possible by Mountain Parks Foundation and California State Parks.

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Junior Ranger Program at Jedediah Smith Campground

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 10, 2017

Redwood National Park, Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway. United States + Google Map
Free

Children ages 7-12 have fun while learning about the people, plants, animals, and life systems of the Redwood Coast. From games and crafts to hikes and watching wildlife, explore some of the best places in California and make new friends along the way. It's one great way to earn your official Redwood National and State Parks Jr. Ranger badge! Meet at Jedediah Smith Campground, 10 miles east of Crescent City, Calif. on U.S. 101. For program topics and titles: visit…

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Junior Ranger Program: Mill Creek Campground

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 10, 2017

Redwood National Park, Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway. United States + Google Map
Free

Children ages 7-12 have fun while learning about the people, plants, animals, and life systems of the Redwood Coast. From games and crafts to hikes and watching wildlife, explore some of the best places in California and make new friends along the way. It's one great way to earn your official Redwood National and State Parks Junior Ranger badge! Meet at Mill Creek Campground, 7 miles south of Crescent City, Calif. on U.S. 101. For program topics and titles: visit…

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Big Basin Campfires

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 29, 2017

Big Basin: Park Headquarters, 21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006 United States
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Free

Join Big Basin in their historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of the forest or stories of the park while relaxing in the shadows of the towering trees. Marshmallows (sticks and marshmallows are provided!) at 7 pm; program begins at 7:30 pm. Wheelchair, stroller accessible. Good dogs welcome! Thursday nights is “Nature’s Supermarket” – join Ranger Alex Tabone to find out to make dinner the way…

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Campfires at Henry Cowell

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Sunday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 30, 2017

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Saturday, repeating until July 15, 2017

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Rd
Felton, CA 95018 United States
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Free

Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and story. Serenade the glittering stars and learn about redwood ecology, creatures of the forest or stories of the park while relaxing in the shadows of the towering trees. Wheelchair, stroller accessible. Good dogs welcome! Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park Campground entrance is located off Graham Hill Road in Scotts Valley. Event is free; parking is $10. Events made possible by California State Parks Volunteers, Mountain Parks Foundation,…

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Night Sky Viewing

July 28 @ 8:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:45pm on Friday, repeating until August 25, 2017

Redwood National Park, Newton B Drury Scenic Parkway. United States + Google Map
Free

Join a Ranger at the Dolason Trailhead 11.2 miles up Bald Hills Road for night sky viewing above the fog. Bring a flashlight, blanket and/or chairs. Bugspray is also recommended. Topics vary and will generally include a telescope viewing and a laser tour of the stars. Call (707) 465-7765 for more information. Junior Ranger Night Explorer packets and patches are available.

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