Junior Ranger Program

Creatures of the Night - Owls, Bats & Spiders! Why do owls hunt at night? How do bats ‘see’ their prey when it is pitch black? Why do spiders build webs? Join us for a special spooky Halloween- themed family program as we discover how these creatures use their special... Read more »

SAN PEDRO ROAD CLOSURE: Marin Triathlon

ADVISORY: The Marin County Triathalon will take place on October 30th from 7:30am to 1pm.  San Pedro Road will be closed from Main Drive to Back Ranch Meadows kiosk. The north entrance of the park and Back Ranch Meadows kiosk and campground will remain open. Go to trisignup.com for more... Read more »

SAN PEDRO ROAD CLOSURE: Marin 1/2 Marathon

ADVISORY: The Marin County 1/2 Marathon will take place on October 31st from 7:30am to 1pm.  San Pedro Road will be closed from Main Drive to Back Ranch Meadows kiosk. The north entrance of the park and Back Ranch Meadows kiosk and campground will remain open. Shoreline Trail will also... Read more »

Online: Naturalist Book Club

This Month's Selection: THE ARBORNAUT BY MEG LOWMAN Join this month’s naturalist book club as we discuss The Arbornaut. Author and biologist Meg Lowman invites the reader high into the canopy as she shares her adventures, scientific research, and climate activism.    Excerpt from Bayariel.com: ”Nicknamed the “Real-Life Lorax” by... Read more »

Autumn Birding Hike

Local birders know that in fall, the quiet and patient hiker at China Camp will be rewarded with the distinctive call of our beautiful winter residents, the golden-crowned sparrows. During the Gold Rush, Yukon miners noticed its slow descending three or four-note whistle-like call, and likened it to the pessimistic... Read more »

Volunteer Workday: Trail Grooming

FOCC volunteers lug fire hose to work site by Harriot Manley In October volunteers from FOCC and California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) groomed almost 1 mile of trail. And guess what, there is still more to do! Surprise! Come help! Get a great workout, enjoy nature, while supporting our park. No prior experience... Read more »

ADVISORY: San Pedro Road will be closed from Main Drive to the Back Ranch Meadows kiosk on October 30 & 31 from 7:30am to 1pm due to the Marin County Triathalon and 1/2 Marathon. The north entrance of the park and Back Ranch Meadows kiosk and campground will remain open. Check our events calendar for more information.