Day Use: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Camping: All Hours, March through November
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
COVID-19 Guidelines (June 21, 2021)
Protect yourself, family, friends and your community by following these prevention measures:
- Know Before You Go – Prior to leaving home, check the status of the park unit you want to visit to find out what restrictions and guidelines are in place. Have a back-up plan in case your destination is crowded. Stay home if you are sick
- Plan Ahead – Some restrooms will be temporarily closed to keep up with cleaning schedules. Bring soap/hand sanitizer.
- Play It Safe – Find out what precautions you should take when exploring the outdoors, especially if this is your first time visiting the State Park System. Learn more at parks.ca.gov/SafetyTips.
Be COVID-19 Safe– State Parks continues to meet guidance from local and state public officials as COVID-19 is still present and still deadly. Here is the guidance on face coverings for this park unit:
- Vaccinated? Face coverings recommended.
- Unvaccinated? Face coverings are required indoors.
- Leave No Trace – Leave areas better than how you found them by staying on designated trails and packing out all trash. Do not disturb wildlife or plants.
Be Bear Aware!
Bears are incredibly smart and resourceful.
Lock all scented items out of site.
Store food in bear resistant storage lockers at all times.
Dispose of trash in bear resistant dumpsters.
Never approach a bear.
For your safety and the bears, the park has strict regulations in place. There is zero tolerance for non-compliance. Failure to follow these rules, a violation of Title 14 CCR 4323(b), may result in confiscation of property, ejection from the park, and up to a $1000 fine.
Visit www.parks.ca.gov/CBTBears for additional information
Welcome to Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Established in 1931, Calaveras Big Trees State Park preserves two groves of giant sequoias - the world's largest trees - in the North and South Groves. The park is a mixed-conifer forest (a variety of trees living together). In addition to the giant trees, you will find the Stanislaus River, Beaver Creek, ancient volcanic formations, and natural meadows. Trails throughout the park allow you to discover the natural beauty that has awed visitors to the area since 1852.
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Visitor Alert: Calaveras Big Trees SP is experiencing an increase in yellow jacket activity because of drought conditions. Yellow jackets nest in the ground and may become very territorial if these nests are disturbed. It is important to always stay on marked trails and properly store food unless actively eating to minimize interaction and stinging.