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Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Calaveras Big Trees State Park is located 120 miles (194 km) east of San Francisco, northeast of Stockton and 4 miles (6 km) northeast of Arnold on Highway 4. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, but the facility maintains an astronomy program with regularly-scheduled sky viewing events; this is run entirely by…read more »

Calaveras Big Trees State Park is located 120 miles (194 km) east of San Francisco, northeast of Stockton and 4 miles (6 km) northeast of Arnold on Highway 4. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, but the facility maintains an astronomy program with regularly-scheduled sky viewing events; this is run entirely by volunteer docents, with significant investment by the Calaveras Big Trees Association. As an EarthSky friend said, the park lies “just 2 1/2 hours from the lights of San Francisco Bay. Has beautiful forests and clearings where you can actually see the stars. We’ve seen Orion, the two Bears and so much more.” 

Deborah Byrd