Calaveras Big Trees State Park


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Calaveras Big Trees State Park


Location:Northeast of Stockton, 4 miles northeast of Arnold on Highway 4.
Facilities:129 developed family campsites, group camp, showers, restrooms, picnic areas, hiking trails, nature trails, visitor center, exhibits (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, the park features two large groves of some of the oldest living redwoods in California. The North Grove includes the "Discovery Tree," the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852.
Address:c/o Central Valley District Office
22708 Broadway St
Columbia, CA 95310

Phone:209-795-2334
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=551
Size: 6,498 acres. Elevation: 4,700 feet.

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1) Calaveras Big Trees State Park was voted by ReserveAmerica as one of California's top 10 campgrounds based on scenery, amenities and programs.
2) Visitors to Calaveras Big Trees State Park, northeast of Stockton, can swim and fish in the Stanislaus River.
Calaveras Big Trees State Park celebrates the 150th anniversary of the giant sequoia's discovery on Saturday, June 1; for information, call (209) 795-3840 or visit www.
They were the first discovered and are the best known," John Muir wrote of the giant sequoias at today's Calaveras Big Trees State Park.
In 1852, a hunter stalking a wounded grizzly bear in what is now Calaveras Big Trees State Park accidentally discovered the first grove of giant sequoias ever widely reported.
While in the area, allow time to visit nearby Mercer Caverns (728-2101), just outside Murphys, or Calaveras Big Trees State Park (795-2334), 20 miles northeast on State 4.