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!!
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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
For all you fisherman and all other visitors, it is always a happy day when we can say the Parkway to the South Grove is open for the season. The condition of all the trails is still being evaluated. The Lava Bluff's trail is still in pretty rough shape and is not recommended for hiking [...]
By: Joan Allday I’ve always been obsessed with our Park’s history! I wanted to know who wandered the North Grove of Sequoias or rode horses, crossing the Stanislaus to get to the South Grove. What did the cottage look like next to the stump? I used to wonder if there was anyone still alive who [...]
Volunteer opportunities abound at Calaveras Big Trees State Park. We are looking for people who love the park, love the out of doors, love nature, and love to work with people. Please come to our New Docent Open House to learn about the park’s many volunteer activities and meet some of our experienced docents. You’ll [...]
The 2019 California Naturalist class at Calaveras Big Trees is now full. If you are interested in joining our Waitlist, please click below. We will get in touch with you if space opens up. Thanks for your interest. The very successful California Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees in 2019. The [...]
Click on Button to Join Waitlist “Thinking Like a Naturalist: Reclaiming the Art of Natural History” Calaveras Big Trees Naturalist Training and Journaling April 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Learn how to be a naturalist. Our day begins with an introductory class: Thinking like a Naturalist, where we explore how to increase your [...]
By: Jim Allday The Warming Hut can be a blast - lots of fun for Docents and visitors. Of course it can be a little less fun and quite a bit of work when four docents, Sanders LaMont, Alice Williams, Paul Prescott and Lauren Scott served 898 visitors over four hours during Christmas week. That’s [...]
Imagine, being able to visit an ancient grove of giant sequoia with your students, in real-time, without leaving the classroom. Since October of 2018, Calaveras Big Trees State Park has been delivering free virtual field trips to students world-wide. Since then, 3,000 students from 10 countries and 27 states have virtually visited Calaveras Big Trees [...]