Take a day off, relax and unwind. Visit Lake Jennings, one of the most scenic parks in all of San Diego County. It is a welcoming recreation destination located in Lakeside, California offering fishing, camping, hiking, and picnicking activities. It offers a great escape for a novice or avid fishermen, and is open for shore fishing daily, from the shoreline below the campground.
The lake is a drinking water reservoir owned and operated by Helix Water District. The scenic views of the lake and the wooded surroundings make it feel as if you are in the middle of the wilderness, right outside of town.
Boat rentals, private boat launching, and fishing from our floating fishing dock is available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Lake Jennings hosts a variety of fishing events throughout the year such as trout and catfish season openers, Kid’s Day, and Spring Carnival. Individuals intending to fish must possess a California State Fishing License and purchase a Lake Fishing Permit.
The Campground at Lake Jennings Park is open year-round with a variety of campsites available, including full or partial hookups, primitive tent sites, and tipi rentals. A large group site is also available with panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountain area.
For more information visit lakejennings.org
Plan your weekend ahead! Join us for a fun, full weekend of geothermally heated springs and rugged desert hiking! Camp on the shores of Lake Isabella and visit Remington Hot Springs. Join Lake Isabella Campout 2017 for 3 days and 2 nights, May 5 – 7 2017 and experience one of the nicest primitive hot tubs in the whole region.
Camp 9, rests on the shores of Lake Isabella, a high desert reservoir. Its proximity to the lake and the Upper Kern River makes the facility popular among boaters, rafters and anglers. The camp is also a favorite among RV campers, with ample parking available to accommodate both trailers and motorized watercraft.
Remington is by far, one of the nicest primitive hot tubs in the whole region and easy to access. If you can find it, the rewards are great!! You can find travelers, mountain bikers, dirt bikers, hikers, backpackers, campers, off-roaders, RVers, burners, desert rats, military boys, local kids, LA couples, techno DJs from Russia – a wide variety of people soaking at this not-so-secret spot.
Register now and visit greatoutdoorssandiego.wildapricot.org for more details.
Looking for fun activities for your kids on spring break?
Register them for Spring Break Critter Camp where they can interact with animals, create crafts, play games and many more.
The event will be held every weekday from April 3 to April 21 at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Each day has a unique theme and various experiences your kids will surely love. read more…
Care for yourself more! Be part of “Healthy Living in the City,” a wellness initiative that encourages people to explore Downtown and it’s healthy lifestyle options. Join us for our free monthly cooking classes, taught by Scripps certified nutritionists on May 11, 2017. It’s time to learn how to make your own healthy and delicious meals! All ages are welcome!
The Downtown San Diego Partnership and Scripps Health have teamed up to launch “Healthy Living in the City,” a wellness initiative that encourages people to explore Downtown and its healthy lifestyle options.
Learn more at downtownsandiego.org
Be one with nature and help your children discover the wonder and beauty of nature! Join MTRP Trail Guide Rosalie Newberg-Fisher on a Family Nature Walk on March 26, 2017 at the Mission Trails Regional Park. No reservations required. Walks are free and open to the public. Make sure to wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and don’t forget to bring a hat and a sunscreen.
Fall is when some trees in the park lose their leaves, but the stately oaks remain green and produce acorns. Some special wildflowers bloom only in fall, and migrating birds begin to arrive. Meet at the Visitor Center on the fourth Sunday of every month at 3:00 p.m.
Visit naturefind.com to learn more.
Spend time in a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography on March 11, 2017. Feast your eyes with the amazing view and learn how these habitats and their inhabitants survive between a rock and a hard place. All proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.
Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders. For ages 2+. Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Pre-registration is required. Public Admission price is $16 and Birch Aquarium Member price is $13.
For more information, please visit aquarium.ucsd.edu
Make use of your senses! Everyone’s invited to join plant exploration program at the Visitor Center Entrance on February 23, Thursday. Get some air with Volunteer Naturalist Ingrid Coffin through the visitor center garden.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in California. Five hundred miles of dirt roads, 12 wilderness areas and many miles of hiking trails provide visitors with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the wonders of the California Desert.
Find out more about the event at www.parks.ca.gov
Feed your mind! Join San Diego Solar Experience to know more about the latest advancements including the latest solar technology and a whole lot more. Free your day and join this one-day event.
The San Diego Solar Experience has been launched to educate communities in San Diego on these latest advancements including the latest solar technology, the current “state of the state” regarding policy and incentives, investment options and payback periods. The San Diego Solar Experience will be hosted by leading nonprofit environmental organizations the Climate Action Campaign and the Center for Sustainable Energy, in association with Sullivan Solar Power.
Learn more about the event at kpbs.org
Fan of extreme adventures? Watch this video posted by Monster Energy which showcases their amazingly talented drivers having fun in the sand. This will surely make your hearts beat faster and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
When you head out to Glamis you can see all sorts of things, but only Monster can bring monster trucks to the sand dunes. High-flying acts from all the dirt bike riders pushing the limits of their bikes were shown as well.
The Trophy Trucks and dirt bikes were at home, but seeing what the snowmobiles and rally cars could do in the dunes was something else. Regardless of whether this is just a pure adrenaline show off day, it can make you jealous that you weren’t at the party in the sand.
Watch the video here offroadxtreme.com
Be a part of the January King Tide, the best tides of the wintry weather, with Education Coordinator Anne Marie Tipton on January 11, 2017. Learn how the Research Reserve keeps track with climate change and measures water depth.
The Tijuana Estuary is the largest coastal wetland in Southern California and it is located on the international border between the U.S. and Mexico. The estuary is primarily a shallow water habitat, though it is often termed an “intermittent estuary,” as it is subjected to extreme changes in streamflow at different times of the year. Extended periods of drought leave parts of the estuary dry during some periods, while flooding inundates the same areas during others. For this reason, Tijuana Estuary is considered to be a very unique part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.
Learn more about the event at www.parks.ca.gov