Crystal Cove State Park – JUNE 2019

Love birds, bugs, butterflies, bobcats and buckwheat?  Come join a park naturalists on an Early Spring Morning walk to look for the plants and animals of Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, June 1, at 8am.  Meet at the Berns Amphitheatre   (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow signs towards the campground.) 

 $15 day use fee

Help us learn more about the tidepools at Crystal Cove State Park and participate in a statewide intertidal bioblitz on Saturday, June 8 at 8:30am meeting at the Historic District Education Commons.  Citizen Scientists will be documenting marine life in every Marine Protected Area in California.  For more information and to register go to https://crystalcove.org/event/field-science-saturday-snapshot-cal-coast-intertidal-bioblitz/ Park in the Los Trancos lot (PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk through the tunnel or take the shuttle.)

Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15)

Enjoy a -0.2 low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on Sunday, June 9 at 9am and help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations.  

Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #2, at the top of the boardwalk near the parking lot

(PCH coastward at Newport Coast, right at kiosk to first lot.)  $15 day-use fee

Stop by Ranger Alex’s Trailside Chat table on Saturday, June 15 from 9am-12pm before starting a hike into the backcountry of Crystal Cove State Park.  Learn about some of the fun critters living in the park and reasons to stay on the trail.  Alex will be stationed at the Moro Canyon Trail Head near the Berns Amphitheater.

(PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow signs towards the campground.)  

$15 day use fee

Come  learn about our local nature on a beautiful morning hike.  Join park naturalists on a family nature and wildflower hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park on Sundays, June 16 & June 30 at 9am.  Meet at the Berns Amphitheater (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park follow the signs to the Campground/Moro day use.)  $15 day-use fee

Take a walk through the renovated 12-acre Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, June 16 from 12:00-2pm.  Former life-long resident Laura Davick will share stories about the colorful past of the Cove including the history, its rescue, and the plans for restoring the remaining 17 cottages.  Park at Los Trancos parking lot then cross PCH at the signaled intersection and walk across the marked pathways and meet at the bluff top deck of the overnight rental check-in cottage.  Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15)

Crystal Cove Conservancy is hosting Community Days in the Historic District’s Education Commons on Wednesdays June 19 and June 26 from 10-4. Step back in time as the Education Commons comes to life with fun, historical activities for the whole family.  Learn to sketch, make a one-of-a-kind sea glass creation, try your hand at a traditional craft, or explore the science of Crystal Cove State Park.  Check out Cottage #13, the Film and Media Center, and Cottage #22, the Park and Marine Research Facility.  Park in the Los Trancos lot (PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk across the street or take the shuttle.)  $15 day use fee

Spend a relaxing day with one of Crystal Cove State Park’s plein air artists while capturing the beauty of the Cove on canvas at the Great Plein Air Art Experience.  No experience required for this introductory class hosted by the Crystal Cove Conservancy on Thursday, June 20 from 9am-2.  For reservations see www.crystalcove.org 

Join a park naturalist on a beautiful Sunset Bluff Walk on Saturday, June 22 at 7pm at Crystal Cove State Park.

Learn about the unique cliff and marine environments and the native plants and animals these support.  Bring camera and binoculars.  Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #4 near the parking lot 

(PCH coastward at Newport Coast, left at kiosk to the end.) $5 sunset rate

Enjoy a 0.6 low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on Sunday, June 23 at 9am and help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations.  Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #2, at the top of the boardwalk near the parking lot

(PCH coastward at Newport Coast, right at kiosk to first lot.)  $15 day-use fee

Crystal Cove State Park is hosting a geology tour along the coastal section of the park on Sunday, June 23 from 1-3pm.  Visit several diverse and geologically outstanding sites which all display a story from a different geologic time.  Meet at Los Trancos lot at the trailer (PCH turn inland at stoplight “Los Trancos”).

Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15)

Join Crystal Cove State Park Naturalists and Lifeguards for a one week unique summer camp that blends the backcountry and the coastal areas of the park.  Children ages 7-11 will spend 2+ hours engaged in nature activities incl: hikes, birdwalks, games and then after lunch, 2 hours of coastal activities with park lifeguards (could include: volleyball, boogie boards, kayaks.)  Space is still available for Camp Coastal Wild which begins Monday, June 24.  Contact Winter.Bonnin@parks.ca.gov for registration information

Join Crystal Cove Conservancy for a Family Plein Air Art Workshop on Monday, June 24 from 9am-noon.  During the three-hour program, family teams will explore the basics of plein air painting, and then work together to design a fun still life arrangement that captures the summer spirit of the Cove.  For reservations see www.crystalcovealliance.org 

To celebrate the history of movie making at Crystal Cove State Park, Crystal Cove Conservancy will show movies on the beach this summer.  Join us near the restored ‘Beaches’ Film & Media Center (historic Cottage #13) in the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District on Thursday, June 27 at 8pm and watch “Little Mermaid.”  Park in the Los Trancos lot (PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk across the street or take the shuttle.)  $5 sunset rate.  Please visit www.crystalcove.org for more information