Make new Friends

The parks and their programs give us all the chance to experience the outdoors and all that lives there.

Migrate to Natural Bridges for annual festival

Join us at Natural Bridges State Beach for the annual Migration Festival, a full-day of activities that celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and the many creatures that travel.

The festival is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Learn more here.

Become State Parks volunteer

Do you enjoy cultural and natural history? Want to share information with visitors and school groups? Would you like to promote conservation and stewardship? Apply now to be come a volunteer docent at a local State Park! Several opportunities are available.

  • San Mateo Coast State Parks: Volunteers lead tours and whale-watching programs, run school group programs, operate the Visitors Center, help with special events and more. New volunteers will participate in a series of training sessions beginning Saturday, Feb. 20. To volunteer at Montara, Half Moon Bay and Pescadero State Beaches, call 650-726-8804 or email here. To volunteer at Pigeon Point State Historic Park, call 650-879-2120 or email here.
  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park: Become a volunteer docent and help the environment through education. Training begins in March. Call 831-338-8883 for information and applications.
  • Rancho del Oso: Join our team of active volunteers and venture into the vivid wilderness of the Waddell Valley as a Wilderness Patrol volunteer. Training starts in April. Call 427-2288 or email here for more.



Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 14th

Romance in the Redwoods

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

All-day Saturday and Sunday

Sunday, February 14th

Wilder Ranch Living History Demonstrations and Ranch Tours

Wilder Ranch State Park

Weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. tours of the ranch houses at 1 p.m.

Sunday, February 14th

Nature Wander

Rancho Del Oso Unit

1 p.m.