Time to Renew Your CBTA Membership

It is that time of year to renew your membership in CBTA or to become a new member. Did you know that CBTA is the sole source of funding for the interpretive and educational programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.  Support from members allows  Calaveras Big Trees Association to fulfill its mission of delivering high quality educational and interpretative programs at the Park. Since 1974, CBTA has been able to assist in enhancing the visitor’s... Read More

Upcoming Events

7TH ANNUAL WINTER WONDERLAND CARNIVAL WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28, 2016  11 AM – 4 PM Ticket price includes carriage ride and entrance into Jack Knight Hall where you will enjoy hot cocoa, hot apple cider and cookies, hot dogs & chili & many more surprises! Tickets $15.00 adults & $10.00 children under 12  (Includes entrance into park if tickets purchased online) This event sells out every year.   Buy your tickets early (If Space available Tickets... Read More


At the Overlook – call for directions October 27th – 6:30 PM start time  Read More

Happening in the Park

Saturday –  1pm—North Grove Guided Walk  Dogs in the Park – Click here for information Visitor Center Daily  10:00 am – 5:00 pm Parkway OPEN Camping –   North Grove Campground –  We are on reservation.  Please click here to make reservations. Oak Hollow Campground  – CLOSED FOR THE SEASON Rental Cabins are available.  Click Here for more information The Dump Station – Call for status –... Read More


Please check back  for a list of the 2015 Seminars and Workshops. All Seminars will be held in Jack Knight Hall at Calaveras Big Trees State Park  from 10:00 am-12 noon  Admission to the Park is $10 per car. The seminars are free and open to the public.  Pack a lunch, bring the family and plan on spending the day among the Giant Sequoias.  For more information call Calaveras Big Trees Association at 795-1196 for more information.    Read More

Message from CBTA Board of Directors

In light of recent news reports about the State Department of Parks and Recreation and the resignation of Ruth Coleman, the CBTA Board would like to reassure everyone that all donations, membership fees, revenues from fundraising, etc. that are given to CBTA stay in Calaveras Big Trees State Park.  None of these funds go to the State general fund.  Be assured that your generous support is protected and greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions,... Read More

Natural History Discovery Progam

      Thanks to all who participated in this extraordinary weekend.  Look for more programs like this from CBTA  in the future.  Read More

Visitor Center Hours and Programs

The hours for the Visitor Center are Weekdays – 9 am – 5 pm; Weekends 9 am – 6 pm Junior Cubs and Ranger programs will be held daily at 10 am behind the Visitor Center  throughout the summer. Creek Critters is held every Tuesday at 1 pm.  Meet at Beaver Creek Picnic Area Campfires are held Friday, Saturday, most Mondays and Wednesday at 8:30 pm North Grove hikes are being held daily beginning  at 1 pm.  Meet in front of the... Read More

Coast to Calaveras Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who bought tickets.  Thanks also to all the donors of all the great prizes.  (All monies collected go to support the quality educational and interpretive programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.) Winners: ON THE COAST – Erin Stuart Jennings AMONG THE GIANTS – Joyce Halley MOUNTAIN RETREAT – Annie Robb  Read More


Calaveras Big Trees State Park will be open December 17 through January 1, 2012 daily from 11:00 to 3:00. The Visitor Center will be open Daily December 17 through January 1 from 11:00 – 3:00. The Warming Hut will  be open December 24 through January 1 11:00 – 4:00. After January 1,tThe Visitor Center and Wrming Hut will be open on weekends only. There will be a guided hike on Saturdays at 1:00 pm.  Please meet at the Warming Hut and... Read More