Events
Facilitated by the Mojave Sector of California State Parks in conjunction with these California State Park Cooperating Associations:
 PRMDIA, Friends of the Antelope Valley Indian Museum
and/or the Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association
Poppy Reserve

The Jane Pinheiro Interpretive Center at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is now closed. It will reopen March 1, 2020. The park is open dawn to dusk for hiking and picnics (in the picnic area).
Tomo-Kahni State Historic Park
 
Fall Reservations: Reservations are being accepted now for the 2019 Fall Tours at Tomo-Kahni. Tours will be available on Saturdays, September 21 - November 9.  
Reservations are required.   Make a Reservation.

Kid’s Day, sponsored by the Heritage League, the group that operates the Tehachapi Museum, will be held on September 21

A fundraising moonlight tour of Tomo Kahni State Historic Park will be held, co-hosted by the Heritage League and State Park Staff, also on September 21st. Reservations required.
Reservations are required.   Make a Reservation.


Public Lands Day Cleanup Event at Saddleback Butte State Park
Saturday, October 26, 8 am - 12 pm

Celebrate your public lands by giving back to your local parks! As part of the 26th Annual National Public Lands Day, Saddleback Butte State Park is leading a habitat cleanup on Saturday, October 26th from 8 a.m. to noon.

Litter in the park, dropped by careless visitors or blown in from the road, is dangerous for wildlife and unsightly in nature. Volunteers are needed to pick up wrappers, cups, balloons, and other debris tangled in bushes near the campground and along the fence line.
This activity involves walking through soft sand and/or compacted dirt road for the distance of your choice. Those who wish to trek far should be sure to arrive early! Please note that dogs are only allowed in the campground, picnic area, and park road (no dogs on trails in State Parks).

Parking fees will be waived for participants, and you will receive a complimentary Litter Getter Magnet, a district-wide day use pass for adults, and a Saddleback Butte State Park patch or water bottle to thank you for your stewardship!

Coordinated each year by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), National Public Lands Day brings together volunteers from coast to coast to improve and restore the lands and facilities that people across America use and enjoy every day. Each year, National Public Lands Day volunteers provide tens of millions of dollars’ worth of services that would otherwise take limited park staff months to accomplish. Last year, more than 200,000 people participated in events at more than 2,500 sites in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. Please note: the official NPLD, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales USA, is September 28th; the event at Saddleback is held a month later when the desert is cooler.

Check in at the campground for registration and litter pickup supplies. Bring lunch, water, layered clothing with long pants, and sun protection; bringing your own reusable gloves and water bottles will help conserve natural resources. Pre-registration is not required, but participants may RSVP in advance on Facebook. For questions about this event, call 661-946-6900 or email Jean.Rhyne@parks.ca.gov. For information about the park, visit www.parks.ca.gov.

Annual Meeting and Luncheon  Nov. 2

8th Annual First Day Hike Saddleback  Jan. 1, 2020