Memorial Day 2015 State Park hours near Palo Alto CA

Memorial Day 2015 State Park hours near Palo Alto CA

There are any number of ways to spend your Memorial Day weekend. Some of you may want to go out and watch a community parade, or you could go shopping, or you could spend some time outdoors, but no matter what you do, we hope you all take a minute to appreciate all that we have been afforded here in this great country.

It is also important to us to tell your friends and family you love them. You never know what tomorrow will bring, so it is important to be sure to let your loved ones know how much you appreciate them as they are. One easy way to do that is to spend time with them! The gift of time is often much more valuable than you will ever know, so spend it doing something worthwhile!

In the Palo Alto community, being outside is very popular and visiting your local State Parks is a great way to get outside and moving, but also have a relaxing, fun time. Below are some of our favorite State Parks, and just for you here are the Memorial Day 2015 State Park hours near Palo Alto CA:

Portola Redwoods State Park

9000 Portola State Park Road

La Honda, CA 94020

(650) 948-9098

6 a.m. to sunset

The Portola Redwoods State Park is a great area for any number of activities including hiking, camping, nature watching and even relaxing in a creek! Visitors like the woody nature feeling when being in the park.

Butano State Park

1500 Cloverdale Rd
Pescadero, CA 94060

(650) 879-2040

Sunrise to sunset

The Butano State Park was created in 1957 to help save the Redwood trees along California’s coast. Visitors can hike, camp, picnic, nature watch, bird watch and more within the park’s 4,628 acres of canyon and uplands. Guided nature walks are also available. Dogs are allowed at the park in certain developed areas so long as they are on a leash of no more than six feet at all times.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

21600 Big Basin Way

Boulder Creek, CA 95006

(831) 338-8860

8am to 7pm – Monday-Thursday

8am to 9pm – Friday, Saturday

8am to 8pm – Sunday

Big Basin Redwoods State Park is another State Park abundant with Redwoods. Hikers can travel the trail of Redwoods that leads to a series of waterfalls. There is also a wide variety of animals and wildlife to spot including deer, raccoons, birds and even the occasional bobcat! Dogs are allowed in the campsites, picnic areas and paved roads, but must be on a leash and attended at all times.