Doheny Update
August 2022

Campfire Programs
Evenings in August

Join Naturalist Vicki Wiker and Park Aid Lily for our Campfire Chats.  Come on down to the Campground Campfire area and take a seat and sit back and be taken on a journey learning about sharks, kelp forests and the Hawaiian Islands through stories and song.
  • Friday, August 5, at 8:00 pm is Shark Night with retired Ranger Jim Serpa.  Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to learn about the mysterious life of sharks!
  • Thursday, August 11, at 8:00 pm is Kelp Forests with Doheny Volunteer Bill Brooks who will take you on a visual journey into the kelp forests of southern California.
  • Friday, August 26, at 7:00 pm with guest musicians Glen and Joice, from Mana, who celebrate Ohana Night (family night) with live Hawaiian music and dancing 

Check out our website for updated information.
Park Hosts are at the core of Volunteers and we would like to give a shout out of appreciation to our Summer Park Hosts.  THANK YOU for all you do for the park and our many visitors.  You help to create a wonderful and memorable experience for everyone and help spread the LOVE of our amazing and beautiful park beyond our beach.  If you are interested in information on becoming a Park Host or volunteer, click here
Pictured below:  Pete & Sue Simpson - Howard & Deanna Leslie with Granddaughter Keyra and Camp Dog Charlie  and Gary & Carol Williams and Camp Dog Gus.
The first MOVIE IN THE PARK featuring Moana was a great success!  Many thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy a great movie, free snacks and a beautiful Doheny sunset! Thanks to our contributing Sponsors Mike Ahumada/ReMAX and State Parks.

Stay tuned for our next Movie in the Park in October. 

Calling All Junior Rangers!  Everyone is invited to join Doheny Park Naturalist Vicki for some Junior Rangers summertime fun for the final week August 8-12!  She will meet Monday-Thursdays at 10:30am at Doheny's Campfire Center which is located in the campground.  

Visitor Center & Aquarium Hours
The Visitor Center/Aquarium is currently open Friday-Sunday 10-4 .  Come on in and meet our two Spotted Croakers.  The average spotfin croaker (Roncador stearnsii) is 10-12" in size, and weighs a pound. The largest caught in California was 27 inches long and weighed 10.5 pounds.

They produce their "croaking" sound by contracting muscles along their digestive tract/gut which resonate off of their swim bladders.  They prefer shallow sandy bottom inshore waters in general as that is where their food items live.  They have large pharyngeal teeth that are used to crush clams, which make up a majority of their diet; crustaceans and worms are also eaten.
Visitor Center & Aquarium Updates
DOHENY STORE POP UP is located on the boardwalk just north of the bike rental.Look for the yellow tents.  We are open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10-4 (weather permitting). Stop by and say Hi and get your favorite Doheny goods and gear.  (Pictured Park Host Sue Simpson, Board of Directors, Kip Kinnings and Volunteer Barb Byrd) 
Board President KC Kinnings wanted to share this quote:  
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot
be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart."
Helen Keller
Upcoming Events
Junior Ranger Program M-Th through Mid August
Evening Campfire Programs Aug. 5, 11 & 26
Ohana Music Festival - Sept 30 & Oct 2 
Movie in the Park - Oct. TBD
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