Crystal Cove State Park – FEBRUARY 2020

www.crystalcovestatepark.org – Ranger Station 949-494-3539

RAIN CANCELS

Winter migration is an exciting time for birds. With migrants on the move Crystal Cove State Park is a great spot to identify new species as well as seeing our resident avian friends.  Come join bird expert Tom Eastman for this walk in the backcountry and along the shoreline on Saturday, February 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 State Park is hosting a geology tour along the coastal section of the park on Saturday, February 1 from 1-3:30pm.  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”).  $15 day-use fee

Stop by and meet Park Naturalist Laurel at a Trailside Chat table by the Moro Canyon Trail Head before starting a hike into the backcountry of Crystal Cove State Park on Sundays, February 2, 16, & 23 from 9am-12pm.  Learn about some of the fun critters living in the park and reasons to stay on the trail.  Park near the Berns Amphitheater.  (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow signs towards the campground.)  

$15 day use fee

Enjoy a free sea glass jewelry making activity each Wednesday (2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26) 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.  Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15)

 Help Crystal Cove Conservancy staff learn more about Moro Canyon’s Ecosystem at Stewardship  Saturday on February 8 from 9:30-11:30 AM.  Become a scientist as we 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.

This event is recommended for ages 8 and up. All participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

                        Reservations Requested (www.crystalcove.org)

 Enjoy a super low tide (1.6) at Crystal Cove State Park where a park naturalist will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on Saturday, February 8 at 2pm 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 naturalists will lead a guided interpretive 2-hour, four mile Full Moon Hike on Saturday, February 8 at 6pm.  Terrain will be uneven and steep with a 700 foot elevation gain/loss in some areas on this strenuous night hike.  Meet at the Berns Amphitheatre (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park follow the signs to the Campground.) Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and dress in layers. Hikers must be at least 8-years old and all hikers must stay as a group with the park naturalist.  $5 sunset rate.

Enjoy a guided tidepool walk to Little Treasure Cove on Sunday, February 9 at 1pm when the tide will fall to a super low -1.6.  A park naturalist 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.)  Wear shoes appropriate for scrambling over wet & sharp rocks (no flip flops) as we will be rounding a headland at low tide and walking on uneven terrain. Unsteady walkers should bring a walking stick.   $15 day-use fee

Take your Valentine on a 2-mile guided Sunset Hike on Friday, February 14 at 5pm.  Enjoy the last flash of light for the day from a beautiful view spot on Moro ridge on this moderate one-hour hike.  Meet at the Berns Amphitheater (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow signs towards the campground.)  Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and dress in layers.  $5 sunset rate.

Crystal Cove State Park is a great spot to look for resident dolphins, migrating gray whales, and birds just passing by the coastline.  Join a park naturalist on Saturday, February 15 at 9am for a Whale & Wildlife “Twalk” and learn some fun facts about the coastal creatures as we walk the bluff trail and scan the ocean 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

Stop by Ranger Alex’s Beachside Chat table on Saturdays, February 15 & February 29 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.) $15 day-use fee

 Winter is a magical time to explore the park & learn about our local critters including bobcats, butterflies, and birds.  Join park naturalists on a moderate 3-mile family nature hike at Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, February 16 at 9am.  Meet 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

Take a walk through the renovated 12-acre Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, February 16 from 12:00-1:30pm.  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 super low tide (1.3) at Crystal Cove State Park where a park naturalist will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on President’s Day, Monday, February 17 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

Winter is a magical time to explore the park & learn about our local critters including bobcats, butterflies, and birds.  Join park naturalists on a moderate 3-mile family nature hike at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, February 22 at 9am.  Meet at the Berns Amphitheatre (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park follow the signs to the Campground.)  $15 day-use fee

Join park naturalist Ranger Alex for a fun, kid-friendly Beach Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, February 22 from

2-3pm.  Search for natural treasures left behind by the ocean and learn about the coastal marine wildlife found in the park’s Marine Protected Area (MPA.)  Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. Meet at the Reef Point Parking Lot (PCH coastward at stoplight Reef Point, turn left after the entrance kiosk and meet at the first restroom building.) $15 day-use fee

Enjoy a super low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a park naturalist will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point on Sunday, February 23 at 2:30pm 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

 Join park naturalists for a Leap Day Bluff and Beach Sunset walk on Saturday, February 29 from 4:30pm until sunset.  Bring a camera and binoculars as we will search for migrating gray whales, birds, and watch the sunset.  Walk will be on the beach, and both paved and dirt roads on the bluff.  Dress in layers and bring water and a snack.  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