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 [...]
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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
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 [...]