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Calaveras Big Tree State Park

  • Off Hwy. 4 Map It
  • Angels Camp
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

The park protects hundreds of the largest and rarest living things on the planet—magnificent giant sequoia redwood trees. Some are 3,000 years old, 90 feet around at the base, and 250 feet tall. There are campgrounds and picnic areas; swimming, wading, fishing, and sunbathing on the Stanislaus River are popular in summer. Enjoy the "three senses" trail, designated for the blind, with interpretive signs in braille that guide visitors to touch the bark and encourage children to slow down and enjoy the forest in a more sensory way.

Sight Information

Address:

Off Hwy. 4, 15 miles northeast of Murphys, 4 miles northeast of Arnold, Angels Camp, California, 95223, USA

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Phone:

209-795–2334

Website: www.parks.ca.gov

Sight Details:

  • $10 per vehicle

Published 07/06/2016

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