Children’s Forest Visitor Center
California Mountains Foundation Running Springs, California . . . The National Children’s Forest, located in
Running Springs, offers free interpretive programs this summer. Join our staff
and volunteers for programs ranging from guided nature walks to nature crafts.
to: mountainsfoundation.org to get dates and times.
The Children’s Forest is located at 32573 State Route #18, Running Springs. The Visitor
Information Center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. that began Memorial Day 2018, in September through
Labor Day and offers visitor information on local outdoor activities and forest
The Children’s Forest is
one of six programs offered through the Southern
California Mountains Foundation. A visit to the National Children’s Forest
heightens awareness on how to become a more responsible caretaker of the
while increasing enjoyment and knowledge of California’s most visited
forestland, the San Bernardino National
Forest. Educational programs are offered weekly to visitors.
Starting June 14, 2018, Children’s
Forest will be hosting community trail work days. Trail work days will be
on Thursdays from 9am-12pm. Come join us in helping to care for and maintain
the trails we all use and love. Craft projects made from recyclable material
will be every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M.
and easy projects are designed for all age groups and are a great way for you
to remember your visit to the Children's Forest. Looking to explore the nearby
trails and learn a little more about the flora and fauna? Saturdays and Sundays
at 1pm, meet at the Children’s Forest visitor center for a nature walk guided
by one of our interpreters. This is a great way for you to get familiar with
our various trails and learn something new. Public Greenhouse Days will be on
Sundays, with dates and times to be announced.
and Saturday nights everyone can join our interpreters at the Dogwood
Campground for more of our exciting programs. Fridays at 7:00 P.M. you can join use for a nature walk on the
Enchanted Loop. This walk lasts 45 minutes and is designed for visitors of all
ages and abilities. Participants meet at the Dogwood amphitheater promptly at 7:00
P.M. to depart for the nature walk.
at 7:00 P.M. meet at the Dogwood amphitheater
for campfire presentations. Campfire presentations will alter between
educational programs and fun interactive skits to help our visitors become more
familiar with the animals nearby.
About the Southern California Mountains Foundation:
California Mountains Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit that believes connecting
communities to its public lands is the key to their survival. They mobilize individuals to inspire and
engage in environmental citizenship. The
Mountains Foundation achieves its mission by raising money, organizing critical
volunteer resources, and creating and managing programs focused on health,
stewardship and sustainability of our Southern California mountains and urban
“forests”. Visit www.MountainsFoundation.org or find us on our Facebook page:
National Children’s Forest