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Red Rock Canyon State ParkMay Campfire Program & Nature Walk Schedule

Join us for our Spring guided walks and talks! Learn about natural and cultural history as knowledgeable docents tell you about the unique features of Red Rock Canyon State Park. The visitor center is located at 37749 Abbot Road in Cantil, off Hwy 14, 22 miles north of Mojave. Ricardo Trail, across from the visitor center, is an easy walk on sand. Park entry fee is $6 per vehicle/$5 with seniors 62 and up on board/$3 with DPR Disabled Discount Pass (please bring exact bills). Please note: Programs are subject to cancellation without notice. Check www.Facebook.com/RedRockCanyonStatePark for latest updates.

Photo Credit / Press Release: Red Rock State Park Sat., May 4th: Docent led nature walk of the “Ricardo Nature Trail.” Learn about various plants and their flowers along with small animals and how they adapted to the harsh desert environment. Meet at the Ricardo Trailhead across from the visitor center at 9:00 am. Sat., May 4th: Special Guest Gene Albitre - Native American Spiritual Leader, will be presenting a talk entitled “Native American Life Ways from Native History and Culture.” Artifacts and items demonstrated include tools used for daily life and ceremony. Meet at the amphitheater behind the visitor center at 6:30 pm. Sat., May 11th: Docent led nature walk titled “A Walk Through Time”. You will gain information about weather changes, extinct and present wildlife, Native American uses of plants, and geological make up of Red Rock Canyon. Meet at the Desert View Nature Trail next to Campsite 50 at 9:00 am. Sat., May 11th: Special Guest Gary Pickett - “Flintknapping, Making Tools Out of Stone.” Come, see, and learn the meticulous process of making tools out of stone. Human technology before the discovery of metal. Meet at the amphitheater behind the visitor center at 6:30 pm. Sat., May 18th: Docent led nature walk titled “A Walk Through Time”. You will gain information about weather changes, extinct and present wildlife, Native American uses of plants, and geological make up of Red Rock Canyon. Meet at the Desert View Nature Trail next to Campsite 50 at 9:00 am. Sat., May 18th: “Reading Stories in Stone.” Discover the geological make up of Red Rock Canyon. Learn how the park was formed with the amazing colors you see today. Meet in the multipurpose room in visitor center at 7:00 pm Sat., May 25th: Docent led nature walk of the “Ricardo Nature Trail.” Learn about various plants and their flowers along with small animals and how they adapted to the harsh desert environment. Meet at the Ricardo Trailhead across from the visitor center at 9:00 am. Sat., May 25th: The Antelope Valley Astronomy Club and the China Lake Astronomy Club will conduct a “Star Program” in the amphitheater followed by a “Star Party” for viewing planets, constellations and other celestial objects in the night sky through some amazing telescopes. Meet at the amphitheater behind the visitor center at 7:15 pm. After the program, relocate to Campsites 1 & 2 to view the universe.

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