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Never Too Late


It is never too late to donate to this great program. In 2023, your generous gifts will be dedicated to the amazing Calaveras Big Trees PORTS Program (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students) This successful program is under the direction of Lillie Oravetz This year you will have the opportunity to ensure that students from far and near have an [...]

Never Too Late2023-05-15T12:48:30-07:00

10-26-2022 UPDATE – Prescribed Burning at Calaveras Big Trees State Park


10-26-2022 - EVENING - LATEST UPDATE - We completed ignition of the current 72-acre prescribed burn late this afternoon. The area will still burn down, and smoke may remain in the area for some time after live firing has stopped. You may see the hill glowing along Highway 4 at night. The area will continued [...]

10-26-2022 UPDATE – Prescribed Burning at Calaveras Big Trees State Park2022-10-30T09:07:14-07:00

2022 Quilt Winner


On Labor Day, September 5, 2022, the lucky winner of the Calaveras Big Trees beautiful 2022 Quilt was drawn. The lucky winner was Shari Chapin of Bounder Creek, California.  A quilter herself, Shari was very extremely grateful to receive this beautiful work of art that was sewn and donated by a Calaveras Big Trees, Donna [...]

2022 Quilt Winner2022-09-22T10:10:02-07:00

Summer Programs Have Ended


As summer comes to an end, unfortunately activities have ended Remaining Evening Activities: Astronomy:   *Meet at Scenic Overlook August 20, 2022 8:00 pm - The Night Sky August 25, 2022 8:00 pm September 8, 2022 7:30 pm (MOON NIGHT) September 29, 2022 7:30 pm   For more information, please check the white boards around the [...]

Summer Programs Have Ended2022-08-17T19:01:40-07:00

Discovery Day- Was a Great Day!


Calaveras Big Trees State Park Discovery Day Visitors discovered and learned more about the park's past. Their started journey by picking up their passport and boarding an imaginary stagecoach though time. They travelled to different points in history, completed activities and received a gift. All ages enjoyed this stroll through the park's amazing history.  Thank [...]

Discovery Day- Was a Great Day!2022-07-25T08:16:49-07:00

Giant Sequoias (World’s Largest Trees!) Podcast with Wendy Harrison


Giant Sequoias (World's Largest Trees!) with Wendy Harrison Golden State Naturalist Have you ever looked up at something much larger than yourself and felt teeny tiny, but in a good way? That's the feeling I get when I walk among giant sequoias. It is pure wonderment. Join me as I learn more about this spectacular [...]

Giant Sequoias (World’s Largest Trees!) Podcast with Wendy Harrison2022-07-18T13:10:18-07:00

Partial North Grove Trail Closure


The iconic North Grove Trail is being improved. Trail work is expected to last throughout the summer. The trail is currently closed from approximately sign post 7 to sign post 15.  You can still see the Discovery Stump, largest tree in the grove, and access other trails in the North Grove Area.

Partial North Grove Trail Closure2022-10-19T14:37:38-07:00

2022 CBTA Annual Meeting Recording


Wonder what Calaveras Big Trees Association has been up to? CBTA held its Annual Membership meeting on Saturday June 25, 2022. If you were unable to attend, you can catch up on all that happened and plans for things to come by watching a replay of the meeting. Click Here to watch CBTA 2022 Annual [...]

2022 CBTA Annual Meeting Recording2022-07-04T19:37:16-07:00

The Night Sky


Join Doc Nancy (Nancy Muleady-Mecham) for a look at the dark skies of Calaveras Big Trees.  There will be talk stars, planets, constellations and mythology. Where: The Overlook When: July 16, 2022  8:30 pm start August 20, 2022 8:00 pm Details: One hour – Dress warmly. (Flashlights are welcome for safety but must be off [...]

The Night Sky2022-07-07T07:09:02-07:00

Astronomy Nights at the Park 2022


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 one of the telescopes, so images can be shown [...]

Astronomy Nights at the Park 20222022-06-13T19:34:03-07:00


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