Day Use: 6 a.m. - Sunset
Camping: All Hours, March through November
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Welcome to Calaveras Big Trees State Park. Established in 1931, Calaveras Big Trees State Park preserves a mixed conifer forest with two groves of giant sequoias - the North Grove and South Grove. In addition to the giant sequoia trees, you will find the Stanislaus River, Beaver Creek, ancient volcanic formations, natural meadows, and trails throughout the park allow you to discover the area that has awed visitors since 1852.
The Walter W. Smith Parkway will close on December 1, 2023 for the winter season. This closes vehicle access to the South Grove Trailhead, Beaver Creek, Stanislaus River, Lava Bluffs Trailhead, Bradley Grove Trailhead, and Scenic Overlook.