2022 Dogwood Festival – SOLD OUT!

Celebrate the Season of the Dogwood Ticket Includes: * Carriage Ride *Music *Light Lunch * Wine Tasting featuring Newsome Harlow Wines * Souvenir Wine Glass Carriage Ride Among the Dogwoods for ticket holders to begin at 11:00  Amanda Maule’s Dogwood Pottery Creations, Arts of Bear Valley, Raffle, and more… Tickets:  Adult $60 - Child (12 and under) [...]

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Astronomy Nights at the Park

Calaveras Big Trees Scenic Overlook 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

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 [...]

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Creek Critters

Beaver Creek 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Creek Critters is a time for exploring Beaver Creek, looking for aquatic insects. Pairs of children, wade into the clear, shallow waters, clutching plastic cups, turning over rocks and searching intently. Then some child shrieks, “Look what I found!” And then another calls out. Within 5 minutes, the creek is filled with waders finding critters. [...]

“Wild Things”

Calaveras Big Trees Campfire Center 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Get up close and personal with a raccoon, porcupine, a river otter and other surprises. WILD THINGS are brought to the Park by CONSERVATION AMBASSADORS “Providing a loving home for displaced, abused, abandoned, injured wild animals” Call 209-795-1196 for more information Seminars and Events Upcoming

Creek Critters

Beaver Creek 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Creek Critters is a time for exploring Beaver Creek, looking for aquatic insects. Pairs of children, wade into the clear, shallow waters, clutching plastic cups, turning over rocks and searching intently. Then some child shrieks, “Look what I found!” And then another calls out. Within 5 minutes, the creek is filled with waders finding critters. [...]

Health & Wellness Day

Calaveras Big Trees 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

·        9:30am – Guided Lava Bluffs Trail Hike Meet at the Lava Bluffs Trailhead. This moderate to strenuous 2.5 mile trail will take the group through varied environments and across a volcanic formation with a chance of spotting wildflowers.  There are many steep sections along this trail, including some with difficult footing. [...]

Stewardship Day

Calaveras Big Trees 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Parks are dynamic ecosystems that help safeguard a diversity of plant and animal life. But these ecosystems are not immune to the impacts of climate change. Just as we need parks, parks need us. Learn about programs and activities, such as prescribed burns, which help parks become more resilient to threats like severe wildfire. Discover [...]

Partnership/Volunteer Day

Protecting parks is a big job, and we rely on so many businesses, nonprofits, volunteers and community organizations to help fulfill the California State Parks’ mission. Learn about the important roles partners play and how you can support them—and how you can become a partner yourself. Meet Calaveras Big Trees Association (CBTA) by the Visitor [...]

Creek Critters

Beaver Creek 1170 East Highway 4, Arnold, CA

Creek Critters is a time for exploring Beaver Creek, looking for aquatic insects. Pairs of children, wade into the clear, shallow waters, clutching plastic cups, turning over rocks and searching intently. Then some child shrieks, “Look what I found!” And then another calls out. Within 5 minutes, the creek is filled with waders finding critters. [...]