It’s dawn in the redwood forest. As the sun rises, pale green light filters down through the foliage. High in the canopy, a varied thrush sings. The presence of these ancient trees is both calming and inspiring, something you feel in your soul. For the next hour, a skilled interpreter guides you through these hallowed [...]
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The very successful California Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees in 2019. The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California’s natural resources through education and service. It introduces Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engages the public in [...]
The North Grove trail is free of snow (a few patches of ice remain); however, strong winds this week blew down a snag, which crushed a section of boardwalk by the Father tree. Hikers can easily pass alongside, but the obstacle may be challenging for visitors with strollers or wheelchairs. Call 209.795.3840 with any questions.
Warming Hut The Parkway may be closed to the South Grove, but there are many things to do in the Park. We have had our first snow and the Park has been transformed. The Warming Hut is now open on weekends and holidays from 12 - 4. Please stop by to enjoy the [...]
All of the lucky 5th graders that will now be able to experience the amazing Calaveras Big Trees State Park say a big THANK YOU to all of the wonderful supporters of our #GivingTuesday-"5th Grade Buses to Big Trees" campaign.
Unfortunately, because of a variety of reasons, CBTA is unable to hold our Winter Wonderland Event this year. We hope to be able to hold it in 2019. There are still many fun things to do during the winter at the Park. Please make sure you have signed up on our email list (below) so [...]
Morning smoke and sunrise combined for a gorgeous shot at the Calaveras Big Trees State Park’s North Grove prescribed burn during the second day of firing operations. Photo captures Josh Martin-Litzner learning to become an ignition specialist under CAL FIREdirection. Firing operations are complete for this segment of the burn and all is going very well. [...]
Forests are for everyone, and our Three Senses Trail was built back in 1976 as a special place for disabled visitors. This trail encourages all visitors to experience the forest via smell, touch and sound. It became known as the “braille trail,” because this was the best technology at the time for the visually impaired.ARNOLD, Calif. — This past Saturday [...]
Article and Photos provided by Dakota Morlan- Calaveras Enterprise Fifth graders from an urban school in Lodi were able to experience the majesty of the world’s largest tree species while on a field trip to Calaveras Big Trees State Park on Sept. 21. Thanks to a new program created by the Calaveras Big Trees Association [...]
Governor Jerry Brown has proclaimed October 2018 California Redwoods Month in honor of the redwood forests, “a globally significant treasure and a quintessential symbol of the Golden State.” With this Proclamation, Governor Brown and the State of California have taken an important stand for the redwoods! Article by Shelana deSilva Read More!