Crystal Cove State Park – APRIL 2019

Enjoy a free sea glass jewelry making activity each Wednesday (4/3, 4/10, 4/17, & 4/24) from

10-4 in the Education Commons in the Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park (Park in the Los Trancos lot – PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk across the street or take the shuttle.)  Learn how to turn sea glass into a one of a kind creation.  $15 day use fee

Love birds, bugs, butterflies, bobcats and buckwheat?  Come join a park naturalist on an Early Spring Morning Walk to look for the wildflowers and the birds that love them at Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, April 6, at 8am.  Meet at the Berns Amphitheatre   (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow signs towards the campground.)  $15 day use fee

Stop by Ranger Alex’s Beachside Chat table on Saturday April 6 from 12-3pm and learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park. Find Alex and her bounty of nature props near the Historic District Education Commons by the Beachcomber Cafe.  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)

Spring is the most exciting time to learn about our local nature.  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, April 7 & April 21 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

Crystal Cove State Park is hosting a geology tour along the coastal section of the park on Sunday, April 7 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)

Help us learn more about Crystal Cove’s Ecosystem at Field Science Saturday on April 13 from 9:30-11:30am. Become a citizen scientist alongside Crystal Cove Conservancy and collect data on ecological research and monitoring projects in the park.  RSVPs requested, contact Erick Valdez at erick@crystalcove.org. This event is recommended for ages 8 and up. All participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the Historic District Education Commons (Park in the Los Trancos lot -PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk through the tunnel or take the shuttle.) $15 day-use fee

Enjoy a -0.2 low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on Saturday, April 13 at 11am 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

Enjoy a – 0.5 low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on Sunday, April 14 at 12pm 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

Help celebrate Earth Day at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, April 20 from 9am-12pm.  Projects include: weeding, sanding & painting signs, waxing lifeguard towers, installing trash can lids and cleaning the 3.5 miles of beach.  Earth Day is always a great opportunity for park lovers to get their hands dirty and see the immediate fruits of their labor.  Meet at the Los Trancos parking lot near the trailer,

(PCH inland at the stoplight Los Trancos.)  For more information contact Winter.Bonnin@parks.ca.gov

The gray whales are still migrating and Crystal Cove State Park is a great spot to look for them.  Join a naturalist on Saturday, April 20 at 9am for a Gray Whale “Twalk” and learn some fun facts about the California State Marine Mammal as we walk the bluff trail and scan the ocean for the migrants at each overlook.  Meet at Pelican Point lot #4 (PCH coastward at Newport Coast left at kiosk to the last lot.)

 $15 day-use fee

Take a walk through the renovated 12-acre Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, April 21 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)

Enjoy a 0.5 low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on Saturday, April 27 at 11am 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

Enjoy a 0.5 low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on Sunday, April 28 at 11:30am 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

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