For more information on Summer Programs, please check the Visitor Center Board and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @calaverasbigtreesstatepark and @calaverasbigtrees.

State Park Interpreter Leading a Guided Hike

Summer Guided Hikes (June 17th- August 18th)

  • North Grove: 11:30 am

    Every Day

    *Meet at Warming Hut

  • Meadow Walk: 10:00 am

    Tuesday & Saturday

    *Meet at North Grove Campsite #16

  • South Grove: 10:00 am

    Fridays & Saturdays

    *Meet at South Grove trailhead

  • Bird Walk: 9:30am


    *Meet at Visitor Center

Children Watching an Activity During a Junior Ranger Program

Kid's Programs (June 17th-August 18th)

  • Junior Cubs: ages 3-6 and Junior Rangers: ages 7-12

    10:00 am Wednesday - Monday

    *Meet across from Jack Knight Hall

  • Creek Critters: for the whole family!

    1:00 pm Saturdays and some Tuesdays

    *Meet at Beaver Creek

Campfire Program

Evening Activities (June 17th-August 18th)

  • Campfire: times vary with sunset and program, either 7:30, 8:00, or 8:30. Check the Visitor Center

    Friday - Monday

    *Meet at the Campfire Center

  • Astronomy

    June 29, 2024 9 p.m.

    July 5, 2024 9 p.m.

    July 27, 2024 8:30 p.m.

    August 31, 2024 8 p.m.

    *Meet at the Scenic Overlook

Special Events

Two kids earn high-fives from volunteers from participating in a special event about engineering in the park. All events may replace the Junior Rangers and Cubs programs that day.

  • Park Birthday! June 24th, 10am-11am

    Come celebrate our 94th by making birthday cards! Meet across from Jack Knight Hall
  • Discovery Day, July 13th, 11am-2pm

    Learn about the park's history by exploring the North Grove are. Spots will have booths with activities about different eras of the forest's history. 

  • Science, Technology, Art, and Math (STEAM), August 3rd and 4th,  11am-2pm

    Learn how the forest incorporates all parts of STEAM along the North Grove Trail

  • Teacher's Open House August 10th, 11am-3pm

    Meet outdoor educators from multiple agencies to learn about the amazing field trip opportunites all have to offer! Agencies include the Stanislaus National Forest, the Department of California Fish and Wildlife, local musuems, other State Parks, and more! The first 50 teachers receive a special gift.

*Summer programs run from June 17 to August 18, 2024 and may be subject to change. Please call (209) 795-7980 for topics and more information.