John Muir Laws – “Thinking Like a Naturalist” Workshop


“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 observational skills, memory, curiosity, and creative [...]

John Muir Laws – “Thinking Like a Naturalist” Workshop2019-02-13T15:07:03+00:00

Prescribed Burn is over at Calaveras Big Trees


Morning smoke and sunrise combined for a gorgeous shot at the Calaveras Big Trees State Park’s North Grove prescribed burn during the second day of firing operations. Photo captures Josh Martin-Litzner learning to become an ignition specialist under CAL FIREdirection. Firing operations are complete for this segment of the burn and all is going very well. [...]

Prescribed Burn is over at Calaveras Big Trees2018-11-07T11:21:33+00:00

SOLD OUT – Haunted Hotel Homicide Dinner


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 [...]

SOLD OUT – Haunted Hotel Homicide Dinner2018-09-02T17:53:41+00:00

Jeff Davis


UPDATE:  Celebration of Life set for Saturday June 2 - Jack Knight Hall 11 - 2.  Potluck. At the family's request, donations can be made to ,  Calaveras Big Trees Association, Friends of Columbia State Historic Park or the American Cancer Society. ******Friends and co-workers at Calaveras Big Trees State Park and Columbia were staggered [...]

Jeff Davis2018-05-07T16:39:27+00:00

Wanted! New Docents at Calaveras Big Trees State Park


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 [...]

Wanted! New Docents at Calaveras Big Trees State Park2018-02-06T23:23:02+00:00

New CBTA Board Members


At the Annual Meeting Calaveras Big Trees Association members voted in two new board members and gratefully extended the terms of two existing board members. Here is our current board roster: * Rod Smith, President * Paul Prescott, Vice President * Sanders LaMont, Vice President * Nancy Gardner, Treasurer * Joan Allday, Secretary * Betty [...]

New CBTA Board Members2017-08-31T20:26:13+00:00

Thank You for A Day in the Park


A big thank you to all our who participated and attended the fun August 19 Day in the Park. A special thank you to the Magnolia Rhythm Trio, Big Boys BBQ'IN & Catering, Snowshoe Brewing Co., and Donn Marinovich for sharing their talents with Calaveras Big Trees. As with all our events, it would not [...]

Thank You for A Day in the Park2017-08-21T22:34:52+00:00

Calaveras Big Trees Welcomes All Visitors


Calaveras Big Trees State Park is fully open and ready to welcome day use visitors as well as campers.  The North Grove and Oak Hollow campgrounds are fully open and on reservation.  The dump station is full functioning.  Bags of ice are now available at the Entrance Kiosk! The North Grove Trail is fully opened. [...]

Calaveras Big Trees Welcomes All Visitors2017-06-08T01:57:12+00:00