Day Use: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Camping: All Hours, March through November
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
The Natural Resources Fire Management team will be conducting pile burns as conditions allow. Smoke may be visible in the area.
Fire restrictions posted: Effective immediately, October 23, 2021, and through December 31, 2021 or until rescinded: All charcoal devices and liquid fueled torches prohibited for all campground and day use areas in the park.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.
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.
Explore Big Trees
Park Entrance Station: (209) 795-2334
Visitor Center: (209) 795-3840
Interpretation & Education Office: (209) 795-7980