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Doheny Junior Rangers

June 12, 2017 – August 17, 2017 10 - 11:00 AM (some days to 11:30)

Starts Monday, June 27, 10 to 11:30 AM. Junior Rangers is an interpretive activity that is designed for children, 7 to 12, to actively learn about some of the natural wonders that can be found throughout the California State Parks.

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Independence Day Aftermath Park & Beach Clean Up

July 5, 2017

The staff at Doheny State Beach would sure appreciate any help from volunteers to clean up after the masses of picnickers! This is considered the messiest day of the year, but when were done, the beach and park are beautiful again. We suggest you bring gloves. Thank you everyone!!

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4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza

July 4, 2017

Whether you come for a day at the beach and the evening fireworks display, or just for the amazing fireworks extravaganza launched from the barge off shore, this is a great 4th of July tradition.

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Doheny Blues Festival

May 20, 2017 11:00 am - 10 pm

Enjoy this 2-day blues music festival on the beautiful north day-use lawn of Doheny State Beach.  Please visit for further details on this event.  Thank you for purchasing your tickets in the Doheny Visitor Center as proceeds benefit Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association that supports the many interpretive programs in our park.

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May 12, 2017 9:30 PM

Join us for a great interpretive program in Picnic Areas A and B at 9:30 PM, then off to the beach to hopefully see the grunion hit the sand about 11 PM (remember, grunion don’t read tide books or grunion run schedules, but the last few years we’ve hit them every time).  This is a […]

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Southern California Woodie Club and Car Show

April 29, 2017 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Start your springtime Southern California style by visiting the annual Woodie Club and Car Show at Doheny State Beach! Woodies start lining up the south day-use area at dawn and begin departing in the mid-afternoon. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled day!    

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Native Planting Project

April 22, 2017

Saturday, the 22nd is our Native Plant Planting Day and is made possible through a generous Earth Day grant from the California State Parks Foundation. Our focus this year will be weed/non-native plant removal and re-planting with an assortment of native plants and shrubs in Doheny campground. MEETING LOCATION: Project meets at the Campfire Center […]

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Mother Earth Beach, Creek, and Park Cleanup

April 15, 2017

Let’s clean the beach!!! Doheny’s main beach, in front of the camp grounds, and around San Juan Creek Thank you for bringing along working gloves and a biodegradable trash bag (like a shopping bag).  Meeting location: Lifeguard headquarters. Thank you for loving that Earth!

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