Visitor Center

Welcome to the Calaveras Big Trees Visitor Center

Gay Jaegls at bookstore sales counter.The Calaveras Big Trees Visitor Center is your one-stop place for information about the park as well as the place to purchase unique items related to Calaveras Big Trees.  Our friendly, knowledegable staff of park personnel and volunteers are here to help.  They can answer questions you may have about:

Weather conditions
Road conditions
Special events

...and much, much more.  So give them a call, or stop by, and see how they can help you enjoy the park.


The Calaveras Big Trees Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is responsible for operating the bookstore inside the visitor center.  The bookstore has many unique and one of a kind items for all members of the family.  Come browse our large selection of books, t-shirts, puzzles, and more.  The bookstore is open the same hours as the visitor center so come on in and take a look.


The visitor center has a wonderful museum for your enjoyment.  We have many large and small mammals on display as well as hands on items for your viewing and educational experience.  Do you know what a 400 pound Black Bear looks like?  What is the difference between a Mountain Lion and a Bobcat?  Find the answers to these questions and many more.  With birds and squirrels; rocks and Miwok Indians; loggers and fires, there's something in the museum for everyone.  Admission to the museum is included with your paid admission to the park.

Visitor Center Phone Number

(209) 795-3840

Visitor Center Operating Hours

January 2nd through March

Weekends and Holidays 11-4


Daily 11-3

May 1st to Friday Before Memorial Day

Weekdays 10-4
Weekends 9-5

Memorial Day to the End of Labor Day Weekend

Sunday through Thursday 9-5
Fridays and Saturdays 9-6

First Tuesday after Labor Day to October 31st

Weekdays 10-4
Saturdays and Sundays 9-5


Daily 11-3
Thanksgiving Weekend (Friday through Sunday) 11-4


Weekends 11-3
Winter Break Daily 11-3
Closed December 25th