Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks


Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271
559-565 3341
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This landscape testifies to nature’s size, beauty, and diversity with immense mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world’s largest trees! These two parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Activities vary by season and elevation, which ranges from 1300′ to 14,494′. There are 3 visitor centers in Sequoia and 2 in Kings Canyon that offer visitors interpretive information, guided walks as well as selling permits.

Visitor Centers in Sequoia are: 1) Foothills Visitor Center: Open daily (all year): 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Phone: 559-565-4212, Location: On the Generals Highway 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the Ash Mountain Entrance. 2) Giant Forest Museum, Open daily (all year): 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Phone: 559-565-4480, Location: Housed in the historic market building, in the Giant Forest sequoia grove at 6,500 feet (1,980 m) elevation 16 miles (26 km) from the Ash Mountain Entrance. 3) Lodgepole Visitor Center, Closed in winter; Open daily: 1st weekend in May through September. Phone: 559-565-4436, Location: On the Generals Highway 21 miles (34 km) from the Ash Mountain Entrance, 2 miles (3 km) north of the General Sherman Tree.

Visitor Centers in Kings Canyon: 1) Kings Canyon Visitor Center (in Grant Grove). Open daily (all year): Current hours 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. Phone: 559-565-4307, Location: In Grant Grove Village, three miles (5 km) east from the Big Stump Entrance on Highway 180. 2) Cedar Grove Visitor Center. Closed in winter, Open: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. from mid May – late September, Phone: 559-565-3793, Location: On Highway 180, 30 miles east of Grant Grove. Next to Sentinel Campground on the floor of Kings Canyon.

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