The Visitor Center will be closed December 1, 2 and 3 for Inventory.
Join CBTA !
Support from members helps the Calaveras Big Trees Association fulfill its mission of delivering high quality educational and interpretative programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
Since 1974, CBTA has been able to assist in enhancing the visitor’s exploration and enjoyment of Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
Becoming a member of CBTA affords you unique benefits like seminars, workshops, trainings, special events, collaboration and so much more. Other benefits include a 20% discount (beginning October 1st) in the Visitor Center store and the Big Tree Bulletin published three times a year.
But the greatest benefit of being a member of CBTA is knowing you are contributing to protecting Calaveras Big Trees State Park and helping others gain an understanding, awareness and appreciation of its natural, cultural and recreational resources.
CBTA was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in 1974, Therefore, your membership and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
If you would like to join, please click here to read about the different levels of membership and then to complete the application online or click here to download an application. Thank you all for all of your support. We couldn’t do it without you! Please call the office at 209-795-1196 if you have any questions.
Sunday December 28, 2014 – 11 am – 4 pm
Picture courtesy of Calaveras Enterprise
Events include a scenic wagon ride, games, music and many more fun activities!!
Come and enjoy hot cocoa, hot apple cider, popcorn, cookies and other surprises.
Tickets $12.50 adults $8.50 children 12 and under
Tickets purchased online include Park entrance fee
Winter Wonderland is always a sell-out so buy your tickets early.
If space available, tickets at the door $15 adults and $10 children 12 and under + $10 Park entrance fee.
When purchasing tickets, select the hour during which you would like the carriage ride.
Programs at the Park
Camping - As of All camping is first come first serve in the North Grove Campground. Oak Hollow Campground is closed for the season. Our new dump station is open and operational.
North Grove Guided Tours - Guided walks of the North Grove are held Saturday at 1 pm. The walk is 1.5 to 2 hours. Meet at the New Visitor Center.
Winter Activities in the Park
The Warming Hut - Open weekends and holidays from Thanksgiving through late March 12 pm—4 pm
Snowshoe Tours - Offered on Saturdays and some holidays at 1 pm. Bring your own showshoes or borrow a pair of ours. Meet at Warming Hut.
On Your Own - Snow play is allowed in the North Grove area. Build a snow person, ride a sled, or simply marvel at the beauty. Bring your own cross-country skis or snowshoes and travel the North Grove trail or the 3.5 mile loop out the park road and back through the campground.
Call 209-795-1196 for more information
Daily – 10 am – 4 pm
Annual Winter Sale
Friday November 21 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Friday Sale for Members, Docents, CBTA and State Staff only
One Day Only! Most items 40% off Books 30% off
The Sale will be open to the public November 22—November 30
Everything will then be 20% off but no “extra” discount will be given to members, docents, CBTA and State staff
Call CBTA for more information 209-795-1196
Join CBTA today to be a part of the Friday Sale
Now you can help Support Calaveras Big Trees Association as you Shop!
We now have several different programs that are easy to join that allow a percentage of your purchases to be directed to Calaveras Big Trees Association
The owners of Sierra Hills Market and Angels Food Market have generously made available the Escrip program to benefit local non-profit organizations through the use of the Escrip Community Card. When you use of the card, CBTA has the ability to earn up to 5% of monthly purchases when you shop at either market. How easy is that! Just show your card or give the clerk your phone number and you help support CBTA. Once you are enrolled, you can go online and find out about other benefits of the Escrip program.
To sign up simply down load the form Escrip Form here, fill it out and take it with you the next time you shop at Sierra Hills or Angels Food Markets, or you may sign up in the store. Please indicate Calaveras Big Trees Association as your desired beneficiary.
S.H.A.R.E.S is an acronym for Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Humanities, Education and Sports and is Save Mart’s way of
giving back to the community. Again, when you present this card at checkout, a percentage of your purchase is directed to CBTA.
If you shop at Amazon.com, you can now support CBTA by shopping at AmazonSmile. Everything like Amazon Prime works just the same once you are registered.
When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.
Click Here to get started.
However you choose to do it, it is a painless way to help CBTA continue its efforts to provide outstanding interpretive and educational programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Thank you for your continued support. Please call the office with any questions at 209-795-1196.