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Pioneer Cabin Tree Memories


Unquestionably the Pioneer Cabin Tree was the most visited tree in Calaveras Big Trees State Park.  The most asked question in the Visitor Center was "Where is the tree you can walk through?"  We can only imagine how any thousands of visitors from all over the world passed through the big tree.  Most every visitor that [...]

Pioneer Cabin Tree Memories2020-04-29T10:51:43-07:00

Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary Virtually


Here is a message from California State Parks: Natural Resources Agency and State Parks Celebrate Earth Day's 50th Anniversary Virtually Celebrate Earth Day's 50th anniversary Wednesday, April 22, with California Natural Resources Agency (Resources Agency) and California State Parks. The anniversary will be commemorated with a variety of events—all done virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic—to mark [...]

Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary Virtually2020-04-26T10:33:53-07:00

Visitor Center Closure


OUTSIDE AREAS OF PARK REMAINS OPEN Today the Central Valley District activated its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in order to fully functionalize our response to the COVID-19 situation. This specialized organization of staff allows us to make focused and efficient decisions about the care and operation of our parks. With the constantly evolving COVID-19 situation [...]

Visitor Center Closure2020-04-26T10:36:27-07:00

Cancelled – 2020 Dogwood Festival


Celebrates: Folk-Rock This year, featuring Blind Dog:   Blind Dog, a 5-piece acoustic guitar band from Livermore, plays contemporary folk music, Celtic folk/rock, blues, and country. Three women and two men cover songs by a variety of artists, including Kate Wolf, Lucinda Williams, James Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Mary Black, Neil Young, the Beatles, Ryan Adams, [...]

Cancelled – 2020 Dogwood Festival2020-03-25T13:57:22-07:00

Calling All Teachers


Gather your students around your smart board this Valentines Day for a FREE virtual field trip adventure to Calaveras Big Trees State Park! Many vacancies are available on Thursday and Friday for this fun, interactive virtual field trip featuring the iconic giant sequoias. Visit to reserve your spot TODAY!

Calling All Teachers2020-02-07T14:10:30-08:00

Scholarship Applications Closed


Each year, CBTA is proud to be able to offer two $2500 academic scholarships to students who have chosen to pursue an education and/or career in an environmentally related field.  The purpose of the scholarships is to provide a monetary award to promising California upper division or graduate students who have shown an educational and [...]

Scholarship Applications Closed2020-04-19T10:50:03-07:00

Virtual Field Trip Adventures


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 [...]

Virtual Field Trip Adventures2020-01-06T09:37:40-08:00

Cancelled – California Naturalist Program


The very successful California Naturalist Program is returning to Calaveras Big Trees in 2020. The mission of the California Naturalist Program is to foster a diverse community of naturalists and promote stewardship of California’s natural resources through education and service. It introduces Californians to the wonders of our unique ecology and engages the public in [...]

Cancelled – California Naturalist Program2020-03-25T13:58:38-07:00

Give the Gift of a CBTA Membership


Share your love of the Park with someone who might also like to become involved in supporting all park programs. Did you know that CBTA is the sole source of funding for the interpretive and educational programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Park.  Support from members allows  Calaveras Big Trees Association to fulfill its mission [...]

Give the Gift of a CBTA Membership2020-01-14T14:16:21-08:00