Astronomy programs presented by our wonderful (Doc Nancy) Nancy Muleady-Mecham. Meet at the Overlook for an unforgettable evening of astronomy wonders. Call 209-795-7980 or 209-795-3840 for more information. Saturday July 20 at 8:30 pm Meet us at the Scenic Overlook in the park, just a few miles past the Visitor Center. This is one of [...]
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Come look at the stars! Docents will be sharing information and telling stories as everyone gazes at the night sky. Two telescopes and astronomical binoculars will give you a closer look at the moon, planets and deep sky objects. We’re excited to have a webcam for one of the telescopes, so images can be shown [...]
Every Tuesday and Saturday at 1pm throughout the summer, dozens of excited children and their parents gather for Creek Critters. Creek Critters is a time for exploring Beaver Creek, looking for aquatic insects. Pairs of children, wade into the clear, shallow waters, clutching plastic cups, turning over rocks and searching intently. Then some child shrieks, [...]
It is with sadness that we share news of the passing of Wayne Harrison. Many people know of Wayne through his work as an Environmental Scientist at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, where he worked for over 35 years. He was one of the founders of the CA State Park’s prescribed burn program, and was instrumental [...]
July 6 at 2pm (after the 4th of July Parade in Arnold) in Jack Knight Hall PLEASE NOTE: Time change to 2 pm in Jack Knight Hall. Presented by Carlos Geisdorff, Me Wuk Language Program Manager for the Tuolumne Tribal Council. A free seminar to learn about the daily lives of the Me-Wuk people, how they [...]
On July 20th, 2019, Calaveras Big Trees State Park will offer a special event called Discovery Day. It’s a celebration of the “Discovery” of the Giant Sequoia Trees. Park docents will share the stories of how our park came to be. Visitors may pick up a “Passport” and visit the 5 locations near the Visitor [...]
Calaveras Big Trees Association is proud to present our 2018 Annual Report. This reports illustrates some of the amazing work we accomplished in 2018 thanks to the generosity and support of you, our members and donors. Click Here to Read We sincerely appreciate the essential part that our members and donors play in our being [...]
Prescribed Burn Planned at Calaveras Big Trees State Park ARNOLD, Calif. — California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a prescribed burn on or around Thursday, June 13 to Friday, June 14, 2019 in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The goal is [...]
It has finally happened. By design and not an accident. The famous leaning tree of Calaveras Big Trees is on its way down. It was quite a show as these brave lads limbed, topped and fell the tree. UPDATE: May 8, 2019 - It is down completely!!
18th Annual Art in the Park May 22nd – June 4th 11am – 4pm Daily Jack Knight Hall Other Activities: Saturday May 25, Plein Air Demonstration inside Jack Knight Hall June 1, Sculpting a bear. 11am-2pm