Calling All 4th Graders


Starting Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, all fourth graders in California can apply for a free California State Parks Adventure Pass that will give them the opportunity to explore 19 select state parks free for a year (through end of August 2022). Calaveras Big Trees State Park is proud to have been chosen to be one of the 19 [...]

Calling All 4th Graders2021-11-05T09:40:25-07:00

90 Years of Wonder


Calaveras Big Trees State Park is celebrating 90 years of Wonder. 90 years ago on June 24, 1931, Calaveras Big Trees became a State Park. Please come and share in the magic of this magnificent Park.  Many, many people through the years have dedicated themselves to making sure that our park is preserved and protected.  [...]

90 Years of Wonder2021-11-02T10:14:11-07:00

Don’t Miss Final Two Astronomy Programs


Thursday October 14 - 7:30 PM start Friday October 29 - 7:00 PM start 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 [...]

Don’t Miss Final Two Astronomy Programs2021-10-04T08:32:14-07:00

Magnificent Dogwoods: Spring Splendor in the Park


Hello. I’m a magnificent dogwood tree, and I’m just starting to bloom! Come on up to the park, and you’ll find me along the North Grove trail. I don’t know why giant sequoias get all the glory here at the park, because I’m far flashier and four-seasons showy! I create dazzling white blooms in April [...]

Magnificent Dogwoods: Spring Splendor in the Park2021-06-11T14:38:22-07:00

Big Trees Tours that Never Stopped During the Pandemic


Hello, Perhaps you’ve seen me along the trail in the North Grove, just past the Visitor Center. I’m a young giant sequoia, maybe just 400-500 years old, and not too tall yet. No one ever thought to give me a name, but Ranger Jenny has made me famous among thousands of schoolchildren.   I used [...]

Big Trees Tours that Never Stopped During the Pandemic2021-05-06T07:09:56-07:00

As Roomy as a Cabin: The Smith Cabin Tree


Hello. Perhaps you’ve heard of me. My name is the Smith Cabin Tree and I’m one of the 1,000 giant sequoias in the South Grove. I’m the second largest giant sequoia in the area, and only the Agassiz Tree is larger. I’m not marked by any sign and no trail comes my way. I earned [...]

As Roomy as a Cabin: The Smith Cabin Tree2021-04-03T08:53:52-07:00


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