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 [...]
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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 [...]
June is here and programs at Calaveras Big Trees are beginning as well. Whether it a guided hike, a photography class, kids programs or a campfire, we have it all. Please CLICK HERE to see a complete schedule. If you have any questions, please call 209-795-7980. See you at the Park!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
UPDATE: Celebration of Life set for Saturday June 2 - Jack Knight Hall 11 - 2. Potluck. At the family's request, donations can be made to , Calaveras Big Trees Association, Friends of Columbia State Historic Park or the American Cancer Society. ******Friends and co-workers at Calaveras Big Trees State Park and Columbia were staggered [...]
Vote "YES" on Prop 68, The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act! (By Save the Redwoods League) On June 5, 2018, California voters will have the opportunity to pass Prop 68, authorizing $4.1 billion in bond funding for parks, natural resource protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection. “Proposition 68 would help [...]
In collaboration with Save the Redwoods League, Calaveras Big Trees Association is proud to be a Centennial partner in #Stand4Redwoods. One of Save the Redwoods League's celebration activities is the "Reading for Redwoods" Contest. Reading the Redwoods is a free, online contest for kids in grades K-5 throughout the United States. The contest runs through [...]
If you are strolling around the meadow in April, look for the amazing snow plant. Its scientific name Sarcodes sanguinea means bloody flesh-like thing, not a very appealing moniker for this startlingly red bloom. Snow plant is red because it makes no chlorophyll; it is mycotrphic, relying on fungi of conifers for nutrition. That’s why [...]