The Oceano Dunes District has resumed in-person programming for Adventures with Nature outings! See below for the August 2021 schedule.
Adventures with Nature
Friday August 6th at 9:00 AM – 11:00AM
Oso Flaco Lake Guided Walk
Biodiversity is reflected in the changing communities of life near Oso Flaco Lake and the nearby coastal sand dunes. Join State Park Docent Cheryl for a guided walk to learn about the fascinating plant and wildlife communities.
Meet at the Day Use Parking Lot at Oso Flaco Lake. Moderate Walk; 2 miles; 2 hours. Dress in layers, hat and sturdy shoes. Bring water and binoculars. All ages welcome. NO DOGS.
Sunday August 8th 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Oceano Lagoon Walk
Join State Park Docent Jerry for a leisurely stroll around Oceano Lagoon! During the walk, you will learn about history, native plants and animals, and the recreational opportunities around the lagoon.
Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress in layers. Bring water and binoculars. Don’t forget your hat, sunscreen and bug repellent! Meet at the Oceano Dunes Visitor Center located at 555 Pier Ave, Oceano CA 93445. Easy Walk; 1.25 miles; 2 hours. FREE & All ages welcome. NO DOGS.
Saturday August 14th 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Join State Park Docent Dan to learn about the beaver’s physical adaptations, their role in our country’s westward expansion, why they were hunted, and their local history. Search for evidence of their activities during a short walk around the Oceano Lagoon.
Dress in layers with comfortable walking shoes. Bring insect repellent and water; binoculars a plus. Meet at Oceano Dunes Visitor Center, Guiton Hall meeting room, Oceano Campground, 555 Pier Ave, Oceano. Moderate walk; 0.5 miles; 2 hours. NO DOGS. Seating is limited; RSVP required; please call 805-474-2664 to reserve your spot.
Saturday August 21st 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Grove to Boardwalk to Beach
Join State Park Docent Becky for an easy stroll along the boardwalk starting at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove and then return by way of the beach. Along the way, we’ll discuss the area’s history, Western Monarch Butterflies, Pismo clams, sand dollars and shorebirds as we identify some of the area’s plants and animals.
Dress in layers. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Other helpful items include: binoculars, a camera, water, birding and/or plant books. Meet at the benches inside the Monarch Butterfly Grove. 455 S Dolliver Road Grover Beach, CA 93443. Easy walk; 1 mile; 2 hours.