The Calaveras Big Trees Visitor Center is your one-stop place for information about the park as well as the place to purchase unique items related to Calaveras Big Trees.  Our friendly, knowledgeable staff of park personnel and volunteers are here to help.  They can answer questions you may have about: Camping, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Weather conditions, Road conditions, Programs, Special events …and much, much more.  So give us a call, or stop by, and see how we can help you enjoy the park.

Visitor Center Phone Number
(209) 795-1196

Visitor Center Operating Hours – 2016

January 2nd through April:  10-4 daily

May 7 up to Friday Before Memorial Day: Sunday – Thursday 10-4, Friday and Saturday  10-5

Memorial Day Weekend – Friday May 27, 2016 – Monday May 30, 2016:  9 – 6

May 31 – June 9:  Sunday – Thursday 10-4, Friday and Saturday 10-5

June 10 – September 5:  Sunday – Thursday 9 – 5, Friday and Saturday  9 – 6

First Tuesday after Labor Day to October 31st: Daily 10 – 4

November: Daily 10-4, Closed Thanksgiving Day

December:   Daily 10-4, Open December 25th


The Calaveras Big Trees Association operates the bookstore inside the visitor center.  The bookstore has many unique and one of a kind items for all members of the family.  Come browse our large selection of books, t-shirts, puzzles, and more.  The bookstore is open the same hours as the visitor center so come on in and take a look.



The visitor center has a wonderful museum for your enjoyment.  We have many large and small mammals on display as well as hands on items for your viewing and educational experience. What is the difference between a Mountain Lion and a Bobcat?  Find the answers to these questions and many more.  With birds and squirrels; rocks and Miwok Indians; loggers and fires, there’s something in the museum for everyone.  Admission to the museum is included with your paid admission to the park.