Posted by: Stan Russell | June 4, 2015

State Park Activities June 6-14

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park sponsored activities run from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Junior Ranger, and Ranger Cubs program and activities.

State Park Activities
*Park Day use fees apply for nature walks and activities if you park inside the park.

Help us celebrate World Oceans Day!

SATURDAY, JUNE 6
10:00 a.m. JUNIOR RANGERS-Sea Otters (children ages 7-12 only)

Have you ever seen a sea otter? Discover why they are so special during this fun one hour program. Meet Sara at the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center near Day Use Lot #1.

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 Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center.

8:00 p.m.
Campfire Program: Whale Tales

Join Sara for a glimpse into the underwater world of our marine giants. Learn which whales to look for along the Big Sur Coast and find out where they are going. Wear warm clothes, bring a flashlight and meet at the Campfire Center.

SUNDAY, JUNE 7
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 Campfire Center.

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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13
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 Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Campfire Center.

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 Campfire Center.

8:30 p.m.
Campfire Program “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). Meet at the Campfire Center.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14
10:00 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 mile one-way walk to the waterfall ~one-hour. Meet at the Redwood Deck.

3:00 p.m.
River Walk “Dam Busting”
Meet Sara at Day Use Lot #1 for a peek into the secret life in the Big Sur River. We will discover steelhead rainbow trout and find out how you can help these threatened fish in the their natural habitat. Wear your river shoes for this half-hour program.

ON-GOING TOURS AND VISITORS CENTERS:

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, 1/4 mile north of Pt. Sur Naval facility. Arrive early. Tour size limited.

TOURS
Summer Hours:
(April through October)
Saturday & Wednesday 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM

Admission
Adult: $12.00
Ages 6-17: $5.00
Age 5 and under: free.
Whale Watching Tour; Friday, April 3.
Moonlight Tours begin April 4. See schedule on their website.
http://www.pointsur.org

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.
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.

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. http://www.ventanaws.org

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