OCTOBER 31 ASTRONOMY NIGHT CANCELLED BECAUSE OF POWER OUTAGE. 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 [...]
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Labor Day weekend marks the end of most of the summer programs Here is the schedule for the weekend: Labor Day Weekend Schedule Saturday August 31 10am - 11am Junior Rangers (ages 7-12) Junior Cubs (ages 3-6) 10:00am South Grove Hike – Meet So. Grove parking lot 11:30 am North Grove Guided Walk - Gather [...]
The last 2019 sessions of Creek Critters will be held on Saturday August 24, Saturday August 31, Sunday September 1 and Monday September 2. Please join the fun at 1 pm at Beaver Creek Creek Critters is a time for exploring Beaver Creek, looking for aquatic insects. Pairs of children, wade into the clear, shallow [...]
It is with sadness that we share news of the passing of Wayne Harrison. Many people know of Wayne through his work as an Environmental Scientist at Calaveras Big Trees State Park, where he worked for over 35 years. He was one of the founders of the CA State Park’s prescribed burn program, and was instrumental [...]
July 6 at 2pm (after the 4th of July Parade in Arnold) in Jack Knight Hall PLEASE NOTE: Time change to 2 pm in Jack Knight Hall. Presented by Carlos Geisdorff, Me Wuk Language Program Manager for the Tuolumne Tribal Council. A free seminar to learn about the daily lives of the Me-Wuk people, how they [...]
On July 20th, 2019, Calaveras Big Trees State Park will offer a special event called Discovery Day. It’s a celebration of the “Discovery” of the Giant Sequoia Trees. Park docents will share the stories of how our park came to be. Visitors may pick up a “Passport” and visit the 5 locations near the Visitor [...]
Prescribed Burn Planned at Calaveras Big Trees State Park ARNOLD, Calif. — California State Parks in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire protection (CAL FIRE) are planning to begin a prescribed burn on or around Thursday, June 13 to Friday, June 14, 2019 in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The goal is [...]
This Saturday at 1 pm, get up close and personal with a raccoon, porcupine, a river otter and other surprises. WILD THINGS are brought to the Park by CONSERVATION AMBASSADORS “Providing a loving home for displaced, abused, abandoned, injured wild animals” Find all the excitement happening at the Campfire Center. Call 209-795-1196 for more information [...]
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!!
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