Description

One of two walk-in campgrounds in the Calaveras Big Trees state park is the North Grove campground and is a great option for Calaveras Big Trees camping. It is located about two miles in, surrounded by the towering redwoods that give the park its name. Campsites are located along a loop with a few smaller loops that circle Big Tree Creek. While it is technically walk-in, the

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One of two walk-in campgrounds in the Calaveras Big Trees state park is the North Grove campground and is a great option for Calaveras Big Trees camping. It is located about two miles in, surrounded by the towering redwoods that give the park its name. Campsites are located along a loop with a few smaller loops that circle Big Tree Creek. While it is technically walk-in, the sites are located fairly close to the parking area, meaning you won’t have to carry your gear too far. While there are over 70 sites, in general the spaces are nicely distanced from one another. We’ve heard through the grapevine that the best are sites 39-50.

Campsite area
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No. of sites
64
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Calaveras doesn’t have a ton of biking, however what it does have is pretty awesome. imagine biking in-between these massive tr...Read more

Fishing

The stanislaus river and beaver creek offer good fishing, particularly for rainbow trout. a valid california fishing license is...Read more

Hiking

If you’re a fan a gargantuan trees then this is your spot! both the north grove and the south grove are great hikes and f...Read more

Snow sports

Wintertime is a great time to check out calaveras. it’s quite magical when everything is covered in white and you are cross-cou...Read more

Swimming

There are a few hiking trails that will take you to the river, or you can drive a short way up the road from the park proper, t...Read more

Whitewater paddling

What do you get when you put together breathtaking surroundings, adrenaline and a serious adventure? we won’t ruin the surprise...Read more

Wildlife watching

If you are at calaveras, chances are you aren’t alone. this park has awesome opportunities to see wildlife . some creatures t...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at North Grove Campground.

Forest
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
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July 10th, 2018

Beautiful place... not my fav campground, tho. We had site 50. It's down-sloping w/two mostly-flat spots between it and the campsite (53? 51?) at the bottom of the hill. No obvious division here (all trees between have been cut down) between sites, making it unclear which tent site "ought" to belong to which & definitely minimizing privacy. Tons of yellow jackets here. No shower at restroom 5, which is two rustic huts. The 60-74 sites appeared to be more private w/ a bath house. That said, the entire North Grove campground gets all the highway noise (think logging trucks going uphill at 4am) from Route 4. While it was nice to be able to walk to the Big Trees area from this area, I think next time, we'll try the Oak Hollow sites.

Site 50, midafternoon. There's shade at most other times of day.The restroom huts are rustic and really need new doors for better privacy. Flush toilet, sink, mirror... in a hut. Restroom #5.Site 50, looking down at site 53 on the right, and the RV is in site 54, I think.  I think the orange tent is in site 35.
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Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
State
California
Phone Number
(209) 795-2334
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.277° N, 120.308° W
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