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Listening to History

2018-08-02T13:11:00+00:00

When reading histories of the park, it’s easy to make assumptions that are flat-out wrong – which is why Mel Bradley’s recent seminar on the Bradley Grove was so inspiring. With stories, old photos and surrounded by his large extended family, Mel described how his grandparents helped to save over 1,000 giant sequoias in the [...]

Listening to History 2018-08-02T13:11:00+00:00

This is Creek Critters

2018-08-02T12:13:58+00:00

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, [...]

This is Creek Critters 2018-08-02T12:13:58+00:00

Haunted Hotel Homicide Dinner – September 7 or 8, 2018

2018-08-10T14:36:39+00:00

Haunted Hotel Homicide You are invited to attend a Murder Mystery Dinner Party A Fundraising Event for the Benefit of Calaveras Big Trees Association Scene of the Crime:  The Dorrington Hotel Date:  Friday September 7 or Saturday September 8, 2018 Time:  5:30—cocktails followed by dinner and dessert Dress:  Your finest 1920's Apparel Dinner Tickets:  $75 per [...]

Haunted Hotel Homicide Dinner – September 7 or 8, 2018 2018-08-10T14:36:39+00:00

Exciting Position Available at Calaveras Big Trees

2018-07-01T07:40:45+00:00

Park Interpretive Specialist (PIS) Seasonal Job Opening! Work at Calaveras Big Trees and enjoy a place most people only dream of vacationing in. If you love working with technology and have a passion for teaching kids, this might be the job for you! Calaveras Big Trees State Park has partnered with Save the Redwoods League [...]

Exciting Position Available at Calaveras Big Trees 2018-07-01T07:40:45+00:00

Ain’t Life Grand Raffle

2018-06-14T22:20:29+00:00

Whether you want to spend a few days exploring the charming town of Murphys or run the rapids of the river there is a package that will appeal to everyone. Take a look and enter now to win one of these amazing prize packages valued at over a "Grand" ($1000) each while supporting Calaveras Big [...]

Ain’t Life Grand Raffle 2018-06-14T22:20:29+00:00

Transportation Scholarships Bring Buses to Big Trees

2018-07-01T07:35:30+00:00

On May 22, two big buses pulled into the parking lot of Calaveras Big Trees State Park, and 90 fifth graders from Lincoln Elementary School in Stockton piled out. They looked up and stared. For a few, it was their first time outside of the city. For some, it was their very first trip to [...]

Transportation Scholarships Bring Buses to Big Trees 2018-07-01T07:35:30+00:00

July Summer Park Programs

2018-07-01T12:25:18+00:00

So much happening at the Park! Whether it a guided hike, a photography class, kids programs or a campfire, we have it all. Please Click Here to see complete July schedule. Please Click Here to see weekly Schedule (June 25-July 1) Please Click Here to see weekly Schedule (July 2 - July 8) If you have any [...]

July Summer Park Programs 2018-07-01T12:25:18+00:00

Summer Photography Program at Big Trees

2018-05-30T18:01:25+00:00

Big Trees is paradise for photographers, and we’d like to show you its many hidden delights. Please bring your camera and join us on Wednesday mornings at 9 am throughout the summer for guided walks with park aide Amber Rack and fellow photographers. Each week, you’ll explore different spots in the park, focusing on themes [...]

Summer Photography Program at Big Trees 2018-05-30T18:01:25+00:00

Astronomy Nights at the Park

2018-07-01T12:32:53+00:00

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 launch the newly purchased webcam for one of the telescopes, so images can [...]

Astronomy Nights at the Park 2018-07-01T12:32:53+00:00

Smith Parkway & South Grove Open

2018-05-03T01:36:36+00:00

Of the many rites of spring, Big Trees visitors anticipate the opening of the Smith Parkway at the end of April. The route dips down to the Stanislaus River, then up the opposite side of the canyon to Beaver Creek and the South Grove of giant sequoias. The Pacific dogwood trees are not yet in [...]

Smith Parkway & South Grove Open 2018-05-03T01:36:36+00:00