Posted by: Stan Russell | August 3, 2017

State Park Activities at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

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

All programs meet at the Campfire Center.

Thursday, August 3rd

8:00 p.m. Special Campfire Presentation: “California Condors”

Joe Burnett, Big Sur Condor program manager for the Ventana Wildlife Society, will present a fun program about California Condors and their triumphant return to the central coast. Discover the coolest facts about condors, review the latest recovery milestones achieved by the Big Sur flock hear about this year’s wild nestlings.

Friday, August 4th

8:00 p.m. “Campfire Movie Night: Wild Flyers-Defying Gravity”

Join us for a one-hour film and discover how different animal species take to the skies and defy gravity. See how some of these amazing animals have adapted to fly and how it helps them to survive.

Saturday, August 5th

10:00 a.m. JUNIOR RANGERS– ECOLOGY (children ages 7-12 only)

Come have some fun discovering habitats of Big Sur and how they are all related. Meet Park Interpreter Sara for one hour of activities and design your own poster.

11:30 a.m. Ranger Cubs: Bats (ages 6 and under)Children and parents join Park Interpreter Sara for a half hour of fun. Hear stories about why bats are important and create your own night time scene.

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. Bring your own s’mores fixings for roasting after the show. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight.

Friday, August 11th

8:00 p.m. “Campfire Movie Night: “Forces of Nature: Color”

Earth is painted in stunning colors. By understanding how these colors are created and the energy they carry, we can learn the secret language of the planet. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight for this one-hour film screening.

Saturday, August 12th

10:00 a.m. JUNIOR RANGERS– REDWOODS (children ages 7-12 only) Meet Sara for this one-hour program of activities and have some fun discovering our majestic California Coastal Redwoods. Find out how they grow and why they are so special.

11:30 a.m. Ranger Cubs: DRAGONFLIES (ages 6 and under) Children and parents join Park Interpreter Sara for a half hour of fun. Hear stories about how a dragonfly is born and make one to fly around the park.

8:00 p.m. Campfire Program “Discovering Park Past” Join Park Interpreter Sara for some old time music and a photo history of this park. Learn who built the campground and the about people who have called this park home for the past 84 years. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight for this one hour program. Bring your own s’mores if you wish to make them after the show, roasting sticks available.

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.

*Located 7 miles north of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on Highway 1.

Ernst Ewoldsen Nature Center- Located along the Warden’s Path on the south side of the Big Sur River is open for visitors every day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come discover what lives here in the park!

Molera Ranch House MuseumFind 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.

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.

Thank you for visiting Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Please be patient as we work to re-open areas of the park after the Soberanes Fire and winter storm damage. Buzzards Roost, Pfeiffer Falls, Valley View, Mount Manual and the Big Sur Gorge remain closed due to damages. For the latest information visit the Big Sur Station or Park Entrance kiosk. Please stay out of all closed areas and watch for falling rocks and trees in these zones.



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