Rancho del Oso State Park

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


3600 HWY 1Davenport, CA 95017 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

At Rancho del Oso State Park, our mission is to inspire and empower volunteers in preserving and showcasing the natural beauty of our coastal sanctuary. Volunteers play a vital role in hosting our visitor centers, providing a welcoming and informative experience for guests. Additionally, they contribute to field trips and guided tours, fostering environmental education and connection to the park's diverse ecosystems. We value our volunteers as essential members of our community, offering training, support, and opportunities for personal growth. Together, we aim to create a tranquil and enriching environment, preserving the park's historical significance and protecting its seven distinct ecosystems. Join us at Rancho del Oso State Park and be part of a dedicated team committed to conservation, education, and the lasting legacy of this remarkable natural sanctuary.


Rancho del Oso State Park, nestled within the coastal edge of Big Basin State Park, offers serene beauty and rich history. Waddell Beach attracts surfers and windsurfers, while the Nature and History Center, previously the home of Hulda Hoover, provides insights into the region's past. Hulda Hoover generously donated her home and land, expanding the borders of Big Basin State Park towards the sea. With seven ecosystems within two miles, including majestic redwood forests and tranquil marshlands, the park showcases nature's diversity. Explore the natural trails, join guided tours, and immerse yourself in the interconnected wonders of this remarkable sanctuary. Rancho del Oso State Park awaits, inviting you to discover its captivating landscapes and honor the legacy of Hulda Hoover's contribution.


Would you recommend Rancho del Oso State Park?
0 reviews Write a review

Report this organization