The 2022 GABA Arnold Independence Day Parade is Back on Hwy 4 & Better Than Ever

Arnold, CA…What has traditionally ben the largest and longest parade in Calaveras County is back and better than ever for 2022! It will be back to its regular cozy confines of Hwy 4 from the Arnold Byway to Cedar Center. The Parade will start at 10am on July 2nd and its still not to late to get your entry in and join the parade. GABA will be limiting the parade to the first 100 entries. Click the following link to get your Parade entry form…GABAParadeEntry. Below are a few highlight photos and the complete slideshow is below the video..

Pinebrook HOA

The community of Pinebrook is located off of Moran Road, just south of Blue Lake Springs. The roads winding up through the subdivision give it a true mountain atmosphere with a wide variety of terrain. Pinebrook dues at $204.00 per year are mandatory and provide owners with use of a small private lake, clubhouse, baseball field, sand volleyball, half-court basketball and family barbecue and picnic area. RV hook-ups are also available for $10.00 per day. Water is obtained through Calaveras County Water District and the homes are on individual septic systems.

Big Trees Village POA

The BTVPOA is a California Non-profit Mutual Benefit Corporation. Annual membership in the Association is voluntary. Association membership is currently $100 per year. Members are entitled to vote in the Board of Directors election and are able to enjoy the facilities of the Recreation Center including tennis, basketball, volleyball, four-square, and shuffleboard courts, the frisbee golf course, and many events and activities throughout the summer.

Little Trees Wellness

Medical Dispensary

All patients get a Member Card loaded with special discounts! Fill up your card for 10% off your whole order, then get a new one to start over!

Proudly carrying the best selection of no-compromise, top shelf indoor flowers in the county, Little Trees is your source for the very best meds. With over 40 strains to choose from at 7 price levels, we have something for every patient!

Open 7 Days a Week: 11am – 7pm

Calaveras BTA

You can travel the world over and find few natural wonders to rival the majestic beauty of the Giant Sequoias located in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, approximately four miles above Arnold on Highway 4. These magnificent trees range in size to 325 feet in height, 24 feet in diameter and are believed to be up to 2,000 years old. The fossil remains of the massive trees indicate they are descendants of the forests dominated by these massive giants millions of years ago.

The Park encompasses over 6,000 acres with both the North and South Groves of Big Trees and the Stanislaus River as its focal points. The North Grove’s 1½ mile loop trail, just off the Park’s main parking lot, is a gentle walk which leads you through a forested maze of beauty and tranquility. Those wanting to view these giants in a more pristine realm can choose to visit the larger South Grove. A self-guided four-mile trail winds through this virtually untouched grove of Giant Sequoias.

The Park is open year-round and offers over 120 campsites, picnic areas, miles of hiking trails and a visitor center. Interpretive programs are offered daily during the Summer months. These activities consist of nightly campfire programs, guided nature walks, stream ecology, Junior Ranger programs and many other events.

Many of the programs are lead by trained volunteers or docents. Most of these docents live in the surrounding area and are very knowledgeable about the natural and cultural history of the area, as well as events and happenings along the Highway 4 corridor.

Beginning in 1974 with a small group of individuals and State Park staff, the Calaveras Big Trees Association (CBTA) was formed to further educational and interpretive activities of the State Department of Parks and Recreation. This is accomplished through the raising and distribution of funds to augment Calaveras Big Trees State Park’s interpretive budget.

During the winter the Park maintains cross-country ski trails, and for those hardy souls, leaves some campsites open. Come and enjoy these magnificent Sequoias any time of the year.

For more information, call the Park Office at 209-795-2334 or the Visitor’s Center at 209-795-1196, or visit online at


Lake Mont Pines HOA

Located in the town of Arnold along scenic Hwy 4 in the beautiful Sierra Foothills of Calaveras County at 4,000 feet, our community enjoys the majesty of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and Big Trees State Park in Stanislaus National Forest. Lake Mont Pines is a private community with a picturesque lake offering seasonal activities and year-round local recreation and amenities. Come enjoy our “Little Piece of Heaven” where you can enjoy hiking, golf, tennis, skiing, swimming, boating, wine tasting, fine dining and much much more!

The History of Lake Mont Pines

The area known as Lake Mont Pines, was originally owned by the Avery Family. Irvin, Norval & Norman Tanner purchased the acreage in 1948. They harvested the trees for lumber and planted 1000 apples trees. Eventually, in January 1960 they excavated the 14-acre lake, fed by Cowell Creek, and they advertised the Tanner Lake Development with the lake and lodge.

Kenneth DeMuese, a Developer from Alameda County, purchased the property, subdivided it and named it Lake Mont Pines.

LMPHOA is now a mutual benefit, non-profit California Corporation with 550 member properties. The members pay an annual Assessment to operate the Corporation and manage the facilities. Members elect a Board of Directors (9) that meet monthly at the Lodge. The Board has hired an Association Manager, Grounds Keeper and Office Manager that service the Association year round. Summer staff are hired to supervise and secure the Lake, run special events, serve food in the Snack Shack, loan equipment in the Stuff Shack and to monitor the use and enjoyment of the recreation facilities.

St. Joseph’s Foundation

The Foundation is a non-profit fundraising organization created by a caring community to help support its local hospital.  In 1982, a concerned and dedicated Calaveras County community recognized the need and started organizing the first Hospital Foundation. In 1984, it became a reality and within two years, the Foundation raised $92,000 to purchase and install the first mammography equipment in Calaveras County.  Since then, the Foundation has been instrumental in acquiring various equipment, updating patient care rooms, and donating $1 million dollars to the MTSJH Building Fund.

Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch

The mission of Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch is to protect, promote, and restore healthy forests and watersheds to maintain the quality of life in the Sierra Nevada. Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch supports responsible forest management and logging methods.