Family Day

Saturday August 16, 2014 10 am – 4 pm – Family Day is a celebration of the park and its surrounding communities, sponsored by the nonprofit Calaveras Big Trees Association as a “thank you” to the public for supporting one of the state’s premier state parks. Most of the activities are free.   Wagon ride – $3.  Food available for purchase.  All donations to CBTA stay in the park.  Call CBTA at (209) 795-1196 for more information.... Read More

Summer Programs at the Park

Programs are held daily from now through Labor Day weekend for visitors, campers and locals alike.  Please call the Visitor Center for more information:  209-795-3840 or 209-795-1196.   Junior Cubs and Junior Rangers - Junior Cubs (ages 3-6) and Junior Rangers (ages 7-12) are held daily from 10 am – 11 am behind the old Visitor Center. The subject of the programs are different every day.  All children welcome.   North... Read More

Visitor Center Hours

Sunday through Thursday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday and Saturday – 9:00 am – 7:00 pm  Read More

Join CBTA !

Support from members helps the Calaveras Big Trees Association fulfull its mission of delivering high quality educational and interpretive programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. As a member of CBTA, you are invited to attend seminars, nature talks, workshops and other special events.  Other benefits include discounts in our Visitor Center store, Big Tree Bulletin, social get-togethers and fellowship with other nature lovers. You will also have... Read More

Help Support CBTA through Escrip Program

Now you can help Support Calaveras Big Trees Association as you Shop! 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... Read More


The Seminars for 2014 have been scheduled.  Please click here to download the complete schedule 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... 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 Visitor Center. Please... 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