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Junior Ranger Program: Turtle Back Trail Exploration

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us this month as we take a journey around Turtle Back Nature Trail, considered the “heart” of China Camp State Park. This month we will discover the vernal plant and animal communities that live at this unique intersection of grassland, oak woodlands, and salt marsh. This program will be guided by naturalist/educator Paula O’Connell, and is best suited for ages 7 through 9. Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.


Date: Saturday, March  12

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Location: Turtle Back Trail

Ages: ages 7 to 9 

Dress in layers for changeable weather. Bring snacks and water.




Space is limited; reservations required.

Free (donations appreciated).

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

Cancellations notified via email.


Photo credit: Sheila Coll


March 12
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.