Fodor's Expert Review Calaveras Big Tree State Park

Murphys Park (National/State/Provincial) Fodor's Choice

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, cabin rentals, 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.

Park (National/State/Provincial) Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

Off Hwy. 4
Angels Camp, California  95223, USA

209-795–2334

www.parks.ca.gov

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Rate Includes: $10 per vehicle

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