Crystal Cove State Park –
AUGUST 2018

 

Crystal Cove Conservancy is hosting Community Days in the Historic District’s Education Commons on Wednesdays August 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
from 10am-4pm. 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

 

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, August 2 at 8pm and watch “Beach Blanket Bingo.” 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. Please visit www.crystalcove.org for more information

 

Join a Park Ranger for a fun introduction to the ecology of
Crystal Cove State Park in our weekly Junior
Ranger
programs. This children’s
nature program is a favorite in State Parks and allows visitors ages 7-12 to
earn a badge. Junior Rangers meets on Friday mornings August 3, 17, & 24 from 10-11am.
Meet at the Berns Amphitheater (PCH
inland at stoplight School-State Park,
follow signs towards the campground.) Come for the program, stay for the day. $15
day-use parking fee

 

Love birds, but need help with
identification?
Join
Crystal Cove State Park birders on a guided summer bird walk on both the inland and coastal areas of the park
on Saturday, August 4 at 8:00am.
Look for local
species and spring migrants on this lovely early morning meander.
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 Saturdays, August 4,
11, & 25 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)

 

Summer is a wonderful time to learn about our local nature. “Hike
with a Ranger
” at Crystal Cove State Park on August 7, 21, & 28 from 9-10am and learn about the plants and
animals living in the park

Meet at the Berns Amphitheater (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park,
follow signs towards the campground.) $15
day-use fee

 

Enjoy a 1.3 low tide, at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will
lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican
Point
on Saturday, August 11 at 3pm
and help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations. B
e prepared to walk on uneven, rocky,
rough terrain
. 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

 

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, August 16 at 8pm and watch “Casablanca.” 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. Please visit www.crystalcove.org for more information

 

Stop by Ranger Alex’s Trailside
Chat
table on Saturdays, August 18
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

 

Summer is a wonderful time to learn about our local nature. Join a park naturalist on a family hike at Crystal Cove State Park
to learn about the plants and animals living in the park on Sundays, August 19 & 26

at 9am. Meet at the Berns Amphitheater (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park,
follow signs towards the campground.) $15
day-use fee

 

Take a walk through the renovated 12-acre
Historic District
at Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, August 19 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)