Events - Mountain Parks Foundation


Saturday, August 1, 2015 and Friday, August 21, 2015

Brand new to Big Basin - guided backpacking adventures with California State Park professionals!


Choose from 1- or 3-night trips:


1 Night Trip: Saturday, August 1 to Sunday, August 2
From Big Basin Redwoods State Park to Waddell Beach
(Mandatory Pre-Meeting: Monday, July 13 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm)
Cost $80

3 Night Trip: Friday, August 21 to Monday, August 24
From Castle Rock State Park to Waddell Beach
(Mandatory Pre-Meeting: Wednesday, August 5 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm)
Cost $190

Travel from spectacular ridgelines, through old growth redwood forests, to sandy shores with our knowledgeable team of naturalists. Imagine if the Santa Cruz Mountains could speak, and the stories they could tell. Our guides will share the secrets of this precious wilderness and give you a window into the lives of the people who lived here for thousands of years. There is no limit to the personal growth and amazing natural beauty you will experience on your back country adventure.

NOTE: For both trips, space is EXTREMELY LIMITED. Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by calling Cathryn Boult at Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (831) 429-1840 or emailing For more detailed information please call (831) 335-6391 or (831) 427-2288, or visit


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Come to the 30th Annual Ohlone Day at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park! Celebrate the past, present & future of Ohlone culture.  Storytelling, native games, traditional dance and song, food and much more! Activities are FREE. Parking $10.


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Join us for the 21st Annual Lobster Feed! Choose from two unique dining experiences:



Complete buffet dinner in the forest, non-alcoholic drinks, and live entertainment. *Two (2) alcoholic beverages included in General Ticket price. Additional wine and beer will be available with premium raffle ticket purchase at the event.


Complete dinner served to you under a canopy of trees at a reserved VIP table, drinks, and live entertainment.  Alcoholic beverages and one premium raffle ticket are included in VIP Ticket price.


Pre-sale tickets are on sale now! Don't wait, this wildly popular event sells out every year! Check it out here.