Henry Cowell Activities and Events

Co-Sponsored by California State Parks and Mountain Parks Foundation


Henry Cowell's Day Use/Visitor Center entrance is located 1 mile south of Felton on Hwy 9. Click here for map.


Henry Cowell's Campground/Campfire Center entrance is located on Graham Hill Road 3.2 miles north of Santa Cruz.. Click here for map.


For more information about these events call (831) 335-7077.

August - Just a few of the many FREE activities happening in Henry Cowell this month!

Guided Redwood Grove Walks

Every Saturday at 11 am and 2 pm

How do redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Why are there so few old growth trees left? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable docents will lead you through our magnificent old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the Visitors Center in the Day Use area of Henry Cowell located off of Hwy 9 in Felton. Tour is free; day-use parking is $10 and supports the park.

Full Moon Madness - A Special Summer Event!

Friday, August 19 from 6 pm to 9 pm

This event is perfect for experiencing Henry Cowell in a whole new way… at night! This astronomy based evening is perfect for the whole family. We will have live music, kids’ crafts and hikes throughout the night. We will also have a Special Astronomer Guest Speaker. To wrap up the evening, the Santa Cruz Astronomy Club will bring their telescopes out for stargazing. Event is free; day-use parking is $10 and supports the park. Program is held in the Day Use area of Henry Cowell, located off Hwy 9 in Felton.

For other events not listed above, please visit Henry Cowell Redwoods State Parks Facebook page here.