Calaveras Big Trees SP

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  • PO Box 120, Arnold, CA 95223, USA
  • 209-795-2334

Calaveras became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the “Discovery Tree”, the first Sierra redwood noted by Augustus T. Dowd in 1852. This area has been a major tourist attraction ever since, and is considered the longest continuously operated tourist facility in California.

Phone: 209-795-2334

Camping Season: Open Year-Round


  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


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


Winter Weather Advisory

2:21 PM PST on February 17, 2018
4:00 PM PST on February 19, 2018
Sunday 02/18/2018 80%
Cloudy skies early followed by a mixture of light rain and snow in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 02/19/2018 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High near 35F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 02/20/2018 0%
Plentiful sunshine. High 39F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 02/21/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 42F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 02/22/2018 70%
Cloudy with a mixture of rain and snow in the morning. Remaining mostly cloudy in the afternoon. High around 45F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

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  • furly37
  • Member Since: November 20, 2012
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Great Family camping with lots to do.


January 7, 2008

Great camp site for family camping. It is right off a main highway road but still offers tranquility in the forest. It is right next to a large Sequoia Redwood grove which offers a 1.5 mile hike around the grove on a well groomed trail which offers wheelchair access or stroller access. You can also drive about 20 minutes to the Stanislas river which offers great pools for swimming and they plant it regularly with Rainbow trout. The campsites are all around a nice meadow which in the summer provides plenty of mosquitoes but in the fall it wasn't a problem. All in all it is a great place to stay. Lots of activities to keep the whole family happy. The bathrooms where a little rundown where we were staying but they were in the process of building a new bathroom when we were there.

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