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Season for Peak Fees: 05/15 to 09/15

Calaveras Big Trees State Park features two giant groves of some of the oldest living redwoods trees in California. Located on the western slope of Sierra Nevada, the park includes a visitor center. Beaver Creek tumbles through acres of pine trees. The two groves of Big Trees survived heavy 19th century logging. A nature trail guides visitors on an easy stroll through the grove. Other areas of the park provide places for picnicking, fishing and hiking - including a magnificent view of the Sierra Nevada.

Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

Park Kiosk Hours:

  • Hi Season: 8am-10pm
  • Lo Season: 8am-4pm

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Amphitheater
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Site
  • Dock, Accessible
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Iron Ranger
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Visitors Center
Alerts and Important Information
There will be campsites open in North Grove campground all winter on a first-come-first-served basis. Between December 1st and the end of February, there will be NO restrooms or water in the campground (DRY CAMPING ONLY). Campers must be self-contained, and they need to be prepared for winter conditions, including heavy snow and chain control.

Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

  • Maximum number of vehicles is 2. Note: Camping reservation fee includes one vehicle (car, truck, or RV and one legally towed vehicle/trailer). Once on the campsite, the towed vehicle/trailer counts as a vehicle towards the maximum number of vehicles per campsite. All additional vehicles (3rd) will need to pay the extra vehicle fees and will need to be parked in the extra vehicle parking areas, not on the campsite. Please lock and secure all vehicles to protect your valuables.

  • ATVs are not permitted to operate within the Calaveras Big Trees State Park. All roadways are State Highways, and all DMV and California Vehicle Codes apply.

  • California State law requires children under 18 to wear bicycle helmets while riding bicycles, scooters, in-line skates, roller skates, and skate boards (CVC 21212(a)).
  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants.,
  • North Grove Family Sites:

  • Reservations available May 21-Sep 30
  • 1st-1st when not on reservations
  • North Grove Group Sites:

  • Reservations available May 21-Sep 30
  • Closed when not on reservations
  • Oak Hollow/Environmental Sites:
  • Reservations available May 21-Sep 9
  • Closed when not on reservations
  • Getting There:

    The park is northeast of Stockton, four miles northeast of Arnold on Highway 4.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    P.O. Box 120
    1170 EAST HWY 4
    ARNOLD CA 95223

    Phone Number:

    Project Office:(209)795-2334