Articles & News

Ain’t Life Grand Raffle

2018-06-14T22:20:29+00:00

Whether you want to spend a few days exploring the charming town of Murphys or run the rapids of the river there is a package that will appeal to everyone. Take a look and enter now to win one of these amazing prize packages valued at over a "Grand" ($1000) each while supporting Calaveras Big [...]

Ain’t Life Grand Raffle 2018-06-14T22:20:29+00:00

Summer Photography Program at Big Trees

2018-05-30T18:01:25+00:00

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 [...]

Summer Photography Program at Big Trees 2018-05-30T18:01:25+00:00

Astronomy Nights at the Park

2018-06-18T21:00:54+00:00

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 [...]

Astronomy Nights at the Park 2018-06-18T21:00:54+00:00

Smith Parkway & South Grove Open

2018-05-03T01:36:36+00:00

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 [...]

Smith Parkway & South Grove Open 2018-05-03T01:36:36+00:00

Prop 68: The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act

2018-04-25T18:46:42+00:00

Vote "YES" on Prop 68, The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act! (By Save the Redwoods League) On June 5, 2018, California voters will have the opportunity to pass Prop 68, authorizing $4.1 billion in bond funding for parks, natural resource protection, climate adaptation, water quality and supply, and flood protection. “Proposition 68 would help [...]

Prop 68: The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act 2018-04-25T18:46:42+00:00

Reading the Redwoods

2018-04-18T18:58:29+00:00

In collaboration with Save the Redwoods League, Calaveras Big Trees Association is proud to be a Centennial partner in #Stand4Redwoods. One of Save the Redwoods League's celebration activities is the "Reading for Redwoods" Contest. Reading the Redwoods is a free, online contest for kids in grades K-5 throughout the United States. The contest runs through [...]

Reading the Redwoods 2018-04-18T18:58:29+00:00

April Flowers

2018-04-18T17:41:38+00:00

If you are strolling around the meadow in April, look for the amazing snow plant. Its scientific name Sarcodes sanguinea means bloody flesh-like thing, not a very appealing moniker for this startlingly red bloom. Snow plant is red because it makes no chlorophyll; it is mycotrphic, relying on fungi of conifers for nutrition. That’s why [...]

April Flowers 2018-04-18T17:41:38+00:00

Be a Part of Our History Project

2018-04-18T17:21:54+00:00

If you were here at the park in the 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s, we’d love to hear your stories and see precious photos from the olden days. Our newly formed History Group has been busy interviewing people with long-standing connections to the park and documenting the park’s rich past. We can’t wait to share [...]

Be a Part of Our History Project 2018-04-18T17:21:54+00:00

Celebrate Save the Redwoods on Second Saturdays

2018-02-05T18:51:27+00:00

On the Second Saturday of Each Month in 2018, 40+ Redwood State Park Destinations Will Be Offering a Limited Number of Free Day-Use Passes To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering free day-use admission to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second [...]

Celebrate Save the Redwoods on Second Saturdays 2018-02-05T18:51:27+00:00