Homer and Dry Creek Opening!

Both Homer and Dry Creek Preserve will be open to the public July 23rd and 30th. Take this opportunity to come out and enjoy the wildlife, plants, and scenery.

Saturday July 23rd

Homer will be open from 10 am – 8 pm

Dry Creek will be open from 10 am – till the stargazing party ends


Saturday July 30th

Homer will be open from 10 am – 8 pm

Marie Wilcox with her daughter and grandaughter

Marie Wilcox with her daughter, Jennifer Malone, and grandaughter, Destiny Treglown.

Come out at 10 am to see Marie Wilcox give her blessing to the land. This ceremony will be held near the grinding rocks, just a short walk from the entrance.

Dry Creek will be open from 11 am – 8 pm


Summer stargazing party at Dry Creek Preserve

What: Join us as we gather under the blanket of stars at Dry Creek Preserve! We will learn everything about the skyscape — from stars, planets and constellations to the Milky Way, nebulas and super novas. The Tulare County Astronomical Association will be there with their telescopes, and available to answer your “out of this world” questions. You can also look forward to the new improvements at the preserve which include nice restroom facilities, a water fountain, and picnic tables.

When: Saturday, July 23, Time TBA (Make sure to check back for the time.)

Where:Dry Creek Preserve, located near Lemon Cove. From Visalia, travel east on Highway 198 to Highway 216 (about 17 miles). Follow Highway 216 west toward Woodlake one-half mile and turn right (north) on Dry Creek Road. The preserve is located two miles down on your right.

Bring: Water, layered clothes, insect repellant, blankets or lawn chairs and a friend.  If you have a telescope, binoculars or star chart, bring those as well. Please, no dogs.

Special notes:

  1. If you are late to the event, please park your vehicle on the roadside, outside the gate and walk in. This helps other participants keep their night vision by avoiding your headlights.
  2. Because white light from flashlights makes it harder to see the night sky, use only red-lamped flashlights, or retrofit your regular flashlight using red cellophane and a rubber band.
  3. If you have a new telescope that you’d like to bring, please do a trial run at home to make sure you know how to properly operate your equipment.

Donation request: $10 Sequoia Riverlands Trust members; $15 non-members. Join that day and attend the program for free. Memberships start at $35 for an individual or $50 for a family.

For more information: Contact Laura Childers at 559.738.0211 x103.


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