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Buses to Big Trees


Article and Photos provided by Dakota Morlan- Calaveras Enterprise Fifth graders from an urban school in Lodi were able to experience the majesty of the world’s largest tree species while on a field trip to Calaveras Big Trees State Park on Sept. 21. Thanks to a new program created by the Calaveras Big Trees Association [...]

Buses to Big Trees2018-10-15T11:06:44+00:00

Governor Proclaims October California Redwoods Month


Governor Jerry Brown has proclaimed October 2018 California Redwoods Month in honor of the redwood forests, “a globally significant treasure and a quintessential symbol of the Golden State.” With this Proclamation, Governor Brown and the State of California have taken an important stand for the redwoods! Article by Shelana deSilva Read More!

Governor Proclaims October California Redwoods Month2018-10-15T11:34:28+00:00

Calaveras Big Trees Reached for the Stars while Standing for the Redwoods


Calaveras Big Trees Association in partnership with Save the Redwood League hosted a hardy group of interested astronomers on Thursday evening  October 11. CBTA is proud to be partnering with Save the Redwoods League as they recognize the 100th anniversary of Save the Redwoods League and celebrate the conservation legacy to protect California’s incredible coast redwood [...]

Calaveras Big Trees Reached for the Stars while Standing for the Redwoods2018-10-17T12:50:55+00:00

Congratulations! Raffle Winners


On Saturday September 8, 2018, the winners of the "Ain't Life Grand" Raffle were drawn. Congratulations to: Pamela Greenhalgh - Basket #1 - Cabin in the Woods MaryAnne Carlton - Basket #2 - Boats, Planes & Trains John and Cindy Gustafson - Basket #3 - Golfer's Delight Bill Minkel & Vida Kenk - Basket #4 [...]

Congratulations! Raffle Winners2018-10-01T10:13:25+00:00

So Long to Summer and Our Interns


After a wonderful summer of sharing fresh ideas, teaching and learning, our amazing interns have moved off to new adventures. But we will always remember the many fantastic programs, songs and puppet shows they created for Junior Rangers and Cubs as well as Campfires. All their work was greatly appreciated by visitors and staff alike. [...]

So Long to Summer and Our Interns2018-09-01T11:22:31+00:00

Park Programs Schedule Changes


As Summer winds down and schools are back in session, the programs being offered at the Park are also changing. Our amazing interns, Shelby and Cambry are on their way back to college and our daily programs have ended. Saturday will continue to host the 1 pm North Grove Hike. Please call 209-795-7980 or 209-795-3840 [...]

Park Programs Schedule Changes2018-09-01T11:12:45+00:00

Listening to History


When reading histories of the park, it’s easy to make assumptions that are flat-out wrong – which is why Mel Bradley’s recent seminar on the Bradley Grove was so inspiring. With stories, old photos and surrounded by his large extended family, Mel described how his grandparents helped to save over 1,000 giant sequoias in the [...]

Listening to History2018-08-02T13:11:00+00:00

Thank You to the Ain’t Life Grand Raffle Sponsors


Winners to be drawn on September 8. Please visit and say Thank You to all our wonderful donors who made this raffle possible: Alchemy Market & Café, Murphys, CA Arnold's Clothing & Boot Co., Arnold, CA Bill Minkel, Alpen Horn, Camp Connell, CA Black Chasm Cavern, Volcano, CA Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Arnold, CA [...]

Thank You to the Ain’t Life Grand Raffle Sponsors2018-09-01T10:51:01+00:00

Transportation Scholarships Bring Buses to Big Trees


On May 22, two big buses pulled into the parking lot of Calaveras Big Trees State Park, and 90 fifth graders from Lincoln Elementary School in Stockton piled out. They looked up and stared. For a few, it was their first time outside of the city. For some, it was their very first trip to [...]

Transportation Scholarships Bring Buses to Big Trees2018-07-01T07:35:30+00:00

July Summer Park Programs


So much happening at the Park! Whether it a guided hike, a photography class, kids programs or a campfire, we have it all. Please Click Here to see complete July schedule. Please Click Here to see weekly Schedule (June 25-July 1) Please Click Here to see weekly Schedule (July 2 - July 8) If you have any [...]

July Summer Park Programs2018-07-01T12:25:18+00:00