Upcoming Events

Seminar September 24   “Wolves in California—The Long Journey Home”   Presented by Christina Souto,  Associate Director of California Wolf Recovery Christina will describe the current status of wolves and their role as an ecological keystone predator. California is excited to celebrate the beginning of what could be one of our state’s most inspiring conservation stories: the return of the gray wolf, after being absent for decades following... 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 now on reservation.  Please click here to make reservations. Oak Hollow Campground  -at this time is on first come, first serve basis.  No reservations Rental Cabins are available.  Click Here for more information The Dump... Read More

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. ... Read More

Support CBTA While You Shop

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 Escrip 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 your the card,... 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