Posted by: Stan Russell | June 5, 2014

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Family Activities

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has an active Guided Hikes, Junior Rangers, and Ranger Cubs programs through the summer months. A series of activities for the whole family. Park day use fees apply for Nature Walks and daytime activities.

State Park Activities
*Park Day use fees apply for nature walks and activities.

Saturday, June 7
10:00 a.m. JUNIOR RANGERS– REDWOODS (children ages 7-12 only)
Come have some fun discovering our majestic California Coastal Redwoods and find out why they are so special. Meet Sara for this one-hour program of activities at the Redwood Deck in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

11:30 a.m. Ranger Cubs (ages 6 and under)
Children and parents join us for a half hour of story telling, art projects and games. Meet Sara at the Redwood Deck in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

8:30 p.m. Nature Walk “Creatures of the Night”
Join Park Interpreter Sara for a peek into the night life of Big Sur. Discover how animals use their senses in the dark during this one hour program. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight (with a red mode if you have one) This is an easy 2/3 mile dog and stroller friendly walk. Meet at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Day Use Lot #1.

Sunday, June 8
11:00 a.m. Children’s Nature Walk: "Flower Power- The plants of Big Sur"
Join Sara for an hour of fun games, and a little walking. Discover the many plants of Big Sur and how they grow. All ages welcome, meet at the Redwood Deck in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

2:00 p.m. Nature Walk: “Big Sur through the Ages”
Discover how natural and cultural forces have shaped the landscape and the people who have lived here. Visit John Pfeiffer’s Homestead cabin, see some of the effects of recent fire activity and look for threatened Steelhead Trout. Wear river shoes if you want to get wet. Meet Sara at the green fire gate near Day Use Lot #3.

Saturday June 14
10:00 a.m. JUNIOR RANGERS– ECOLOGY(children ages 7-12 only)
Come have some fun discovering the plants and animals of Big Sur and how they are all connected. Meet Sara for one hour of activities at the Redwood Deck in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

11:30 a.m. Ranger Cubs (ages 6 and under)
Children and parents join us for a half hour of story telling, games and a short walk. Meet Sara at the Redwood Deck in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

8:30 p.m. Nature Walk “Creatures of the Night”
Join Park Interpreter Sara for a peek into the night life of Big Sur. Discover how animals use their senses in the dark during this one hour program. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight (with a red mode if you have one). This is an easy 2/3 mile dog and stroller friendly walk. Meet at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Day Use Lot #1.

Sunday, June 15
9:00 a.m. Nature Walk “Discovering Pfeiffer Falls”
Meet Park Interpreter Sara for a moderate hike up the Valley View trail to the base of Pfeiffer Falls. This is a 1 1/4 mile one-way walk to the waterfall. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes for this one and a half hour hike. Meet at the Redwood Deck in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

1:00 p.m. Nature Walk: “Big Sur through the Ages”
Discover how natural and cultural forces have shaped the landscape and the people who have lived here. Visit John Pfeiffer’s Homestead cabin, see some of the effects of recent fire activity and look for threatened Steelhead Trout. Wear river shoes if you want to get wet. Meet Sara at the green fire gate near Day Use Lot #3.

Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park Tours
“Walking Tour into the Past” Volunteer led, three-hour walking tour on paved road. The walk is less than a mile but with a rise in elevation of 300’. Meet along the West Side of Highway 1, ¼ mile north of Pt. Sur Naval facility. Arrive early. Tour size limited. Tours- Saturday: 10 a.m., 2 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m., and Wednesday: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Admission Adult: $12.00; Ages 6-17: $5.00; Age 5 and under: free.

Molera Ranch House Museum
Find out what it was like to live in Big Sur 100 years ago? Located at Andrew Molera State Park, the Ranch House is open for visitors Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. when a volunteer is available.

Ernst Ewoldsen Nature Center
Located near the Pfeiffer Falls/Valley View trailhead is open for visitors Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. when a volunteer is available. Come discover what lives here!

California Condor Discovery Center
Come learn about the magnificent condors and the reintroduction program run by the Ventana Wildlife Society. The center is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at Andrew Molera State Park.

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