Note:Wildfire season is here. Fires of any kind are prohibited in wilderness areas. Please report any suspicious activity to park rangers. Sunscreen, sturdy shoes and water are wilderness essentials, along with any medications you require. Wilderness areas may be closed during periods of extreme fire danger. Call (949) 923-2235or visit websites for current conditions.
CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARKCrystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy, has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland. $15 day-use parking fee.
The park is open 6 a.m. to sunset daily. Docent-led backcountry hikes are scheduled for 9 a.m. most Saturdays and Sundays. Hikes are three to five miles, and last about two hours.
For more information, call (949) 497-7647 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Plein Air Art Experience: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Spend a relaxing day capturing Crystal Cove on canvas. Experience what it was like to be a plein air artist in Crystal Cove during the heyday of the movement in the 1920s. Sponsored by Crystal Cove Alliance. Pre-registration required at www.crystalcovealliance.org or (949) 376-6200. Cost is $50 ($40 for Crystal Cove Alliance members). $15 day-use parking fee.