After a wonderful summer of sharing fresh ideas, teaching and learning, our amazing interns have moved off to new adventures. But we will always remember the many fantastic programs, songs and puppet shows they created for Junior Rangers and Cubs as well as Campfires. All their work was greatly appreciated by visitors and staff alike. [...]
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As Summer winds down and schools are back in session, the programs being offered at the Park are also changing. Our amazing interns, Shelby and Cambry are on their way back to college and our daily programs have ended. Saturday will continue to host the 1 pm North Grove Hike. Please call 209-795-7980 or 209-795-3840 [...]
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 [...]
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 Friday and Saturday Sold [...]
Winners to be drawn on September 8. Please visit and say Thank You to all our wonderful donors who made this raffle possible: Alchemy Market & Café, Murphys, CA Arnold's Clothing & Boot Co., Arnold, CA Bill Minkel, Alpen Horn, Camp Connell, CA Black Chasm Cavern, Volcano, CA Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Arnold, CA [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]