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Outdoor Calendar

April 07, 2011

Call (949) 923-2235 or visit websites for current conditions.

CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK

Crystal 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. Due to the recent rainstorms, the backcountry is closed until further notice. The beaches and tidepools are open to the public. For more information, call (949) 497-7647 or e-mail wbonnin@parks.ca.gov.

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Spring hike: Enjoy a guided springtime 3- to 5-mile backcountry hike at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16 and April 23 at the El Moro Visitor Center. $15 day-use parking fee.

Historic District hike: Take a walk through the renovated 12-acre Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. Learn about the cove's past and hear about the different uses for each cottage. Meet at Los Trancos parking lot at the trailer. $15 day-use parking fee.

LAGUNA COAST WILDERNESS PARK

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road; reservations and information, (949) 923-2235; http://www.ocparks.com.

Rangers staff the park daily. Open 7 a.m. to sunset daily, including holidays. Parking lot hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To learn more about volunteering or helping Laguna Canyon Foundation to preserve, protect and enhance the South Coast Wilderness, visit http://www.lagunacanyon.org or call (949) 497-8324.

Lake stroll: Enjoy the outdoors and learn about diverse plant life on a leisurely paced, level, 2-mile lake stroll from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 15 with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists. Hike is for those 10 and older. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center. Make the reservations at (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation is $2 per person.

Yoga for adults: Learn yoga stretches and breathing on a 1.5-mile walk starting at 9 a.m. April 19. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve. Reservations are required, so call (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation is $2 per person.

Biodiversity hike: Learn about the diversity of animal and plant species on a 1.5-mile, easy hike over rocky and uneven terrain at 9 a.m. Tuesday. For those 12 and older. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve. To make the required reservations, call (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation is $2 per person.

Fitness hike: Raise your heart rate on a strenuous, 4.8-mile over steep and uneven terrain with a 400-foot elevation gain at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and April 21. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve. Reservations are required, so call (949) 923-2235. Parking is $3. Donation is $2 per person.

Tot walk: Bring your children, up to 3 years old, to explore our wild backyard on an easy walk at 9 a.m. April 15. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area. Reservations are required, so call (949) 923-2235.

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