Crystal Cove State Park – DECEMBER 2018

 

Love birds, bugs, butterflies, bobcats
and buckwheat? Come join a park
naturalists on an Autumn Early Morning
Hike
to look for the plants and animals of Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, December 1, at 8am.
Meet at the Berns Amphitheatre (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow
signs towards the campground.) $15 day use fee

 

Crystal
Cove Conservancy is hosting the 22nd
Annual Winter Family Festival ,Tree Lighting &
Holiday Bazaar starting at 10am on Saturday, December 1
. Santa will arrive
in the Historic District of Crystal Cove State Park at 4pm and the tree
lighting will take place around 5pm. Enjoy authentic vintage décor and
strolling carolers. Hot cocoa &
cookies will be provided by The Beachcomber Café. Park in the Los Trancos
lot (PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk
across the street or take the shuttle
.) Parking:
$5/hr (max. $15)

www.crystalcove.org

 

Join Crystal Cove
Conservancy for sea glass wrapping
on Wednesdays (12/5, 12/12, &
12/19.)
 Learn the art of wire-wrapping sea glass from 10am- 4pm in the Education Commons in
Crystal Cove State Park Historic District. Turn a found item into a beautiful
piece of jewelry.
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

 

Help
us learn more about Moro Canyon’s Ecosystem at Field Science Saturday on December
8 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.
Meet at the Berns Environmental Study
Loop Amphitheater
(PCH
inland at stoplight School-State Park follow the signs to the Campground/Moro
day use.)
  $15 day-use fee

 

Enjoy a negative low tide (-0.6) at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will
lead a guided tidepool walk to the Rocky
Bight intertidal area
on Saturday,
December 8 at 3pm
and will help identify animals and describe some awesome
adaptations. Meet
at the Historic District Visitor Center by the Beachcomber Café.
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)

 

Stop by Ranger Alex’s Trailside
Chat
table on Saturday, December 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

 

Autumn is a lovely season to hike in the park and learn about the local
nature. Join park naturalists on a family nature hike at Crystal Cove
State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park on Sunday, December 16 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

 

Enjoy a
guided tidepool walk to Little Treasure
Cove
on Saturday, December 22 at
1pm when the tide will fall to a
super low -1.4.
A volunteer will help identify animals and describe some awesome
adaptations. Meet
at Pelican Point parking lot #1,
(PCH
turn coastward at Newport Coast, right at the kiosk to the end.)

Tennis shoes suggested. $15 day-use parking fee

 

Enjoy a SUPER low tide (-1.5) at Crystal
Cove State Park where a volunteer will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on Sunday, December 23 at 2:30pm.
A volunteer will 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 Beachside
Chat
table on Saturday, December 29
from 10-1pm
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)

 

Crystal Cove State Park is hosting a geology tour along the coastal section of the park on Saturday, December 29 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)