Calaveras Big Trees State Park Discovery Day Visitors discovered and learned more about the park's past. Their started journey by picking up their passport and boarding an imaginary stagecoach though time. They travelled to different points in history, completed activities and received a gift. All ages enjoyed this stroll through the park's amazing history. Thank [...]
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Giant Sequoias (World's Largest Trees!) with Wendy Harrison Golden State Naturalist Have you ever looked up at something much larger than yourself and felt teeny tiny, but in a good way? That's the feeling I get when I walk among giant sequoias. It is pure wonderment. Join me as I learn more about this spectacular [...]
The iconic North Grove Trail is being improved. Trail work is expected to last throughout the summer. The trail is currently closed from approximately sign post 7 to sign post 15. You can still see the Discovery Stump, largest tree in the grove, and access other trails in the North Grove Area.
So much happening at the Park! Whether it a guided hike, kid's programs, astronomy nights or a campfire, we have it all. Guided Walks North Grove: 11:30 am every day*Meet at Warming Hut Meadow Walk: 10 am Tuesday & Saturday *Meet at North Grove Campsite #16 Kid's Programs: Junior Cubs: ages 3-6 Junior Rangers: ages [...]
Wonder what Calaveras Big Trees Association has been up to? CBTA held its Annual Membership meeting on Saturday June 25, 2022. If you were unable to attend, you can catch up on all that happened and plans for things to come by watching a replay of the meeting. Click Here to watch CBTA 2022 Annual [...]
Join Doc Nancy (Nancy Muleady-Mecham) for a look at the dark skies of Calaveras Big Trees. There will be talk stars, planets, constellations and mythology. Where: The Overlook When: July 16, 2022 8:30 pm start August 20, 2022 8:00 pm Details: One hour – Dress warmly. (Flashlights are welcome for safety but must be off [...]
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 [...]
Please click below to view this fascinating presentation by Dr. Scott Stephens at the April 18, 2022 Webinar. https://youtu.be/zjSO1kiT_oo
Treewise and Sequoical: John Muir and Giant Sequoia Naturalist John Muir may have come to California in 1868 to see the Giant Sequoia - the most massive trees in the world. In his early years he reveled among the groves. Then he studied them. Then he saw the need to preserve the Big Trees and [...]
Presented by Anthony Ambrose and Wendy Baxter Recording Available of Presentation Click Here to View Giant sequoia forests are experiencing unprecedented threats from drought, fire, and insect attack. This presentation will describe how changing environmental conditions present novel challenges to the health and survival of giant sequoias and highlight ongoing efforts to study [...]