New Visitor Center is OPEN

We are pleased to announce that the doors of the long awaited Visitor Center are open. The official Grand Opening will be held May 24 in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of California State Parks.  See below for more information. Visitor Center Hours April 1 – May 22 – Daily 10 am – 4 pm  Read More

Too Much Fun!!

Calaveras Big Trees Association Invites you to a day of TOO MUCH FUN!! Sunday May 4 - Featuring – MOUNTAIN MELODY Women’s Chorus of Calaveras and a private guided walk In the majestic North Grove of Calaveras Big Trees State Park The activities will begin at 2:00 pm with the  private guided walk     (meet at the Warming hut by 1:45) The walk will be followed at 4:00 pm with a delightful concert in the     historic Jack Knight... Read More

CBTA Dates to Save

  May 4 – Concert and Walk in the Park – Too Much Fun! (see above) August 16 - Family Day August – Fundraising Dinner (details to be announced) May – August – Summer Sweetness – Popcorn and ice cream sold on weekends and holidays in the park. Camping Information North Grove campground is open on a first come,  first serve  basis.    Please call for updates and information.  (209) 795-2234 or (209)... 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