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Self-Guided Hikes in Seal Viewing Area
August 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 27, 2021
Fridays through Mondays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm After 15 months of closure, Año Nuevo State Park is excited to re-open our seal viewing area! The Natural Preserve will be open Fridays through Mondays for self-guided hiking. A free permit is required—permits are available between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm at the park. The Natural Preserve closes at 5 pm. Northern elephant seals come ashore during the spring and summer months to shed their outer layer of skin and fur. Docents will be at the viewing area to welcome you and answer questions. The roundtrip hike to the seals is about 3 to 4 miles. While you’re at the park, enjoy our beautiful wildflowers, picnic areas, Marine Education Center and Store, and stunning views of the ocean. Dress in layers and bring sun protection, sturdy shoes, and water. No umbrellas, strollers, or pets. Free permits. Vehicle day-use fee is $10.
For more information, call (650) 879-2025 or for recorded information, call (650) 879-0227. Events made possible by Coastside State Parks Association and California State Parks.