Oak Hollow Campground

Calaveras Big Trees State Park


Big Stump


Campsite at North Grove Campground, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, CA

Calaveras Big Trees Attractions

For those camping at Oak Hollow Campground, Calaveras Big Trees State Park has a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors.

  • Hike along trails through two main groves of ancient Giant Sequoias.
  • Follow hiking trails from meandering strolls through the big trees to vigorous explorations of remote portions of the park.
  • Take advantage of regular interpretive programs, lectures, nature walks, children's programs.
  • Spend a day picnicking along the Stanislaus River or Beaver Creek.

Activities and Programs

  • Join one of the many Guided Nature Walks.
  • Check out the times for Children's Hour.
  • Children ages 7-12 enjoy Junior Rangers activities.
  • For younger children ages 3-6 and their families the park offers Junior Cubs.

Key Oak Hollow Campground Regulations

  1. Wood collecting is not allowed, including twigs and leaves.
  2. Generators may only be operated from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  3. Secure food in bear-proof lockers. Bears are present.

Oak Hollow Campground

Oak Hollow Campground is located off the main park road, part way down into the Stanislaus River canyon, about 3 miles from the entrance station. The campground is in a mature conifer forest providing plenty of shade. Visitors to the campground enjoy miles of hiking trails, especially through the Giant Sequoias. Fishing is good in the Stanislaus River and in Beaver Creek.

Of the 51 campsites in Oak Hollow Campground, 33 are designated tent-only sites. The remainder are open for RVs, trailers, or tents. Tent-only sites are spread apart and may require a short walk to carry camping gear to the sites.

Changes in California State Parks Reservation System

California State Parks is switching to a new reservation system beginning August 1, 2017. ReserveCalifornia will replace the previous ReserveAmerica. "Beginning on midnight July 26, 2017, the website and telephone reservations for California's state parks will be temporarily offline to prepare for the exciting launch of the new system on August 1. During this time, all existing reservations will be honored. An electronic or hard copy from ReserveAmerica will need to be presented to State Parks staff when checking in for reservation made prior to July 26, 2017."

Oak Hollow Campground Basics
Oak Hollow Campground Location: Highway 4, thirty miles east of Angels Camp, 4 miles east of Arnold
Elevation: 4,370 feet
Miles/Driving time: Stockton - 78 miles, 1:38
Campground Open: Mid-May to early October
Number of Sites: 51
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2, fee for 2nd vehicle
Pets: No
Information: (209) 795-2334

Reservations for Oak Hollow Campground
Reservations Available: Late May through early October
Booking Window: from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival
New dates are released in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum Vehicle Length: 30 feet
Accessible Sites: #80
Fees: $35 plus an $8 reservation fee
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Calaveras Big Trees State Park Camping Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Oak Hollow Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes, 25 cents for 2 minutes
Dump Station: Located at North Grove Campground
Campground Map: Oak Hollow Campground Map
Attractions near Oak Hollow Campground: Be sure to tour the North Grove of Giant Sequoias. Take the hike through the South Grove of trees. Hike the Stanislaus River Trail (1.3 miles downhill) ior the Overlook Trail (1.3 miles uphill). Stand on the Big Stump, Stop in at Jack Knight Hall. Explore the park's hiking trail. Spend some time in the visitor center.

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.


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