Calaveras Big Trees Association

The Calaveras Big Trees Association was created in 1974 to provide support for the interpretive and environmental education programs at Calaveras Big Trees State Parks. Since it's creation in 1974, CBTA has taken on many projects, including construction of the present Visitor Center, building a permanent footbridge at Beaver Creek, sponsoring many interpretive programs such as the Big Trees Adventure Summer School and the Family Day Festival, and providing interpretive sales items to Park visitors.

Currently, the association's main focus is gaining approval and funding for the construction of a new interpretive center at the Park. Another major project being implemented by the association is the Thematic Unit Project. Through class visits, teaching materials left at the school, and field trips to Big Trees, we are providing extended learning about the Park to 2nd-5th grade students in Calaveras County.

Calaveras Big Trees Association is a valuable ally to parks, the visitors and the staff at the Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Join them by becoming a member! For more information about the association and the its many activities, or to become a supporter, please visit the Calaveras Big Trees Association website.


Calaveras Big Trees Association
P.O. Box 1196
Arnold, CA 95223
TEL 209-795-3840

California State Parks has a valuable relationship with more than 80 cooperating associations authorized pursuant to Public Resources Code 513. These non-profit charitable organizations are dedicated to enhancing the educational and interpretive programs in California State Parks. Associations are related to, but independent of the state parks they serve.

Many associations have websites. California State Parks encourages you to visit these websites, however does not guarantee the content, timeliness or accuracy of the materials on these sites.