Calendar: Special Events
Young Audubon Elephant Seal Walk
Monday February 15 President's Day Weekend - tours begin at 10:00am, 10:15am and 10:45am
Location: Ano Nuevo State Park
Cost: $7/person for members; $9/person non-members
Ano Nuevo State Reserve is home to the largest mainland breeding colony of Northern Elephant Seals in the world. During the breeding season from December through March, you must be on a Guided Walk to access the reserve. SCVAS has reserved three tours for Young Audubon families. Groups with children will have priority.
These popular 3-mile walks, over rolling sand dunes, last about 2.5 hours and are considered moderately strenuous. We will see a variety of birds, plants, and adult and baby elephant seals. During this particular time of year, we should see mothers nursing and weaning their pups.
Because of the heavy walking, the minimum age for this trip is 7 years old; it is up to each chaperone to make sure that their child is capable of lasting the entire trip. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult. SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED, so we can only take the first 20 people for each scheduled time.
To register, please use the Online Registration Form and follow the instructions for payment. Or call us at 408-252-3740.
Please note: There is a separate, $10/vehicle fee collected at the park entrance. Please bring exact change!