General Information Regarding Sequoia and General Grant National Parks
Season of 1917
HOW TO REACH THE PARKS.
Sequoia National Park may be reached from Visalia or
Exeter, on the Southern Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
Railroads, thence by way of Visalia Electric Railway to Lemon Cove,
thence 40 miles by stage or private conveyance to Giant Forest in the
park. Automobile stages operated by the Sequoia National Park
Transportation Co. leave Lemon Cove Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 a.
m.; arrive Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park (40 miles), 3 p. m.
Stages leave Giant Forest Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Satur days, 7 a. m.;
arrive Lemon Cove, 1. p. m.
Special trips to be made on alternate days under the
same time schedule when two or more passengers are available.
Stage fares to Sequoia National Park.
Between Lemon Cove and Giant Forest, one way, $6.50; round trip, $12.
Between Three Rivers and Giant Forest, one way, $5; round trip, $10.
Children under 12 years of age, one-half fare.
Baggage allowance, 40 pounds; excess baggage, 2 cents per pound.
Express, 2 cents per pound; minimum charge, 25 cents.
General Grant National Park can be reached from
Sanger, on the Southern Pacific Railway, thence by automobile stage or
private conveyance, a distance of 46 miles to the park.
Stage fares to General Grant National Park.
From Sanger to General Grant National Park, $5.50.
From General Grant National Park to Sanger, $4.
Round trip, $8.
Baggage allowance, 50 pounds; excess baggage, $1.25 per 100 pounds.
Touring cars, operated by the Kings River-Hume Auto
Service Co. (address, Sanger, Cal.), will leave Sanger each morning
(except Sunday) at 9 a.m. and arrive at General Grant National Park at
2.30 p. m., leaving General Grant National Park at 9 a. m. and arriving
in Sanger at 2 p. m.
An automobile, operated by Calvin Marple (address,
Sanger, Cal.), will leave Sanger for Hume via General Grant National
Park, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week at 9 a. m. Leave Sanger
for Hume Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday of each week at 7 a. m. Leave
Hume for Sanger via General Grant National Park daily at 7 a. m.
General Grant National Park may also be reached from
Dinuba and Reedley on the Southern Pacific and Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe Railways. The department has no knowledge of any regular stage
lines running from these places.
The stage schedules and rates given above are not
under the control of the department, as the stage lines operate outside
the park. The schedules and rates are those that will prevail according
to information furnished to the department; they are given for the
information of the public but are not to be considered official.
CAMPS AND TRANSPORTATION WITHIN THE PARKS.
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK.
At the Giant Forest there is a general store,
telephone station, feed yard, photograph gallery, and post office; the
name of the post office is Giant Forest, Cal.
Walter E. Kenney, Madera, Cal., has a license to
maintain a camp and to furnish meals and lodging. The authorized rates
are as follows:
Authorized rates at camp of Walter E. Kenney.
|Board and lodging in camp:|
| One person, per day||$3.25|
| One person, per week||18.00|
| One person, four weeks||68.00|
| Two persons, per day, each||3.00|
| Two persons, per week, each||16.50|
| Two persons, four weeks, each||60.00|
|Meals without lodging:|
| Breakfast and lunch, each||.75|
|Lodging without meals||1.00|
Guests desiring extra tent room will be charged as follows:|
Tent capacity of four people occupied by two, 50 cents each per day extra.
Tent capacity of two people occupied by one, 50 cents per day extra.
The Sequoia National Park Transportation Co. operates
an auto stage service from Giant Forest to points of interest in the
park at the following rates:
Authorized rates of Sequoia National Park
|Parker Group, Moro Rock, and return|
| One person||$1.00|
| Four or more, each||.75|
|Admiration Point and return|
| One person||3.00|
| Four or more, each||1.50|
|General Sherman Tree and return|
| One person||1.00|
| Four or more, each||.50|
|General Sherman Tree and Wolverton|
| One person||2.00|
| Four or more, each||.75|
Chester Wright, Giant Forest, Cal., has a license to conduct a saddle
and pack animal transportation service in the Sequoia National
Park. The authorized rates are as follows:
Authorized rates of Chester Wright for guides and horses.
Parties can hire saddle horses and pack mules at $1.50 per day each, but
in all cases guide must accompany same, at $3 per day, the guide taking
charge of packing and relieving tourists of responsibility for animals.
All animals will Be equipped with riding or pack saddles.
|TRIPS IN THE PARK AND VICINITY.|
|To Sherman Tree and return||$2.00|
|To Sherman tree, Wolverton, and return by Circle Meadow||3.00|
|To Moro Rock and return||2.00|
|To Moro Rock and return by Crescent Log and Huckleberry Meadows||2.50|
|To Alta and return||3.00|
|To Twin Lakes and return||3.50|
|To Admiration Point and return||3.50|
|To Moro Rock, Crescent Log, Huckleberry Meadows, and Wolverton, and Sherman Tree||3.50|
| Parties wishing to make long trips will be furnished with special rates.|
|Feeding animals, hay, each, per night||$0.75|
|Feeding animals, hay and barley, each, per night||1.50|
GENERAL GRANT NATIONAL PARK.
Mrs. Mattie Decker maintains a camp in them General Grant Park
under annual license from the Interior Department. The authorized
rates are as follows:
Rates for camp accommodations in General Grant National
|Board and lodging:|
| Per day||$2.00|
| Per week||14.00|
| Per month||50.00|
|Lodging, 1 night||.75|
|Feeding animals, hay, each, per night||.75|
|Feeding animals, bay and barley, each, per night||1.50|
At this camp there are also telephone station, general store, feed yard,
photograph gallery, and post office; the name of the post office
is General Grant National Park, Cal.
Peter Haux, whose address is Traver, Cal., is authorized to operate a
saddle, pack, and wagon transportation service in the General Grant
National Park over roads and trails not suitable for automobile
transportation, and his rates for such service are as follows:
Authorized rates of Peter Haux for guides and horses.
|Two horses and wagon, including driver||$5.00|
|Saddle horse, fully equipped||1.50|
|Pack horse, fully equipped||1.50|
|Pack burro, fully equipped||1.00|
|Guide, fully equipped||3.50|
Packs on horses and mules limited to 175 pounds; on burros to 140 pounds.
In cases where guides do not accompany pack or transportation service,
the parties hiring the animals will be held accountable for any loss or damage
sustained by the animals or their equipment.
MAP OF SEQUOIA AND GENERAL GRANT NATIONAL PARKS. (click
on image for a PDF version)
PRINCIPAL POINTS OF INTEREST.
Points of interest in and adjacent to the Sequoia National
[All distances are from Giant Forest post office.]
|IN THE PARK.|
|Best means of
|Parker Group Big Trees||1-1/2||SE.||6,214||Horse or wagon.
||Magnificent grove sequoia timber; good place to camp.|
|Moro Rock||2||SE.||6,719|| do
||Pretty mountain meadow; good camping place.|
|Log Meadow||1-3/4||SE.||6,900|| do
||Pretty mountain meadow; chimney tree; huge hollow log, once used as hunter's cabin.|
|Circle Meadow||1||E.||6,550|| do
||Huge fallen sequoia tree, hollow, 174 feet of which can be walked
through; also Wolverton house tree; good camping place.|
||Reservoir under construction.|
|General Sherman Tree||2||NE.||7,210|| do
||Largest tree in the world; height, 279.9 feet; base circumference, 102.8 feet.|
||Beautiful scenery; precipitous cliff (2,029 feet) can be looked over.|
|Marble Fork Bridge (on Giant Forest Road)||4||W.||5,100||Wagon
||Beautiful mountain stream and bridge; good fishing; good bathing; and a
splendid place to camp.|
|Marble Fork Bridge (on Power Co. Road)||12||SW.||2,000||Horse
||Good fishing; plenty of forage for stock; good camping and bathing;
beautiful scenery of two mountain rivers.|
|Marble Fork (Twin Lakes Trail crossing)||6||NE.||6,719|| do
||Beautiful scenery; good fishing; good camping.|
|Cahoon Meadow||10||NE.||8,246|| do
||Beautiful mountain meadow; good camping.|
|Twin Lakes||12-1/2||NE.||10,238|| do
||Two beautiful mountain takes; one of the most interesting and beautiful
sights in the park; good fishing and good camping.|
|Mount Silliman||9-1/2||NE.||11,188||Horse and foot.
||Gorgeous scenery; good view of Mount Whitney.|
|Alta Peak||10||E.||11,211|| do
||A point from which the best panoramic view of the terrain of the park
may be obtained.|
||Fine scenery and good camping place.|
|Halstead Meadow||10||NW.||8,400|| do
||Beautiful mountain meadow; good fishing and good camping.|
|Dorst Creek||12||NW.||6,500|| do
||Fine mountain stream near Muir Grove Big Trees; good camping.|
|General Grant National Park||33||NW.||6,675|| do
||General tourist camp where both tourist accommodations and mail
facilities can be procured; magnificent sequoia grove big trees.|
|Paradise Cave||25||S.||5,700||Horse or wagon.
||Large cave not fully explored; very beautiful and attractive.|
||Tourist camp and sawmill on private holdings, near Oriole Lake; one of
the attractions of the vicinity.|
||A beautiful and interesting cave; fair fishing; good camping.|
|Vanderver Mountain||40||SE.||11,900|| do
||The highest elevation in the park; a point from which may best be seen
the Whitney Range of mountains, Kern River Canyon, and the Great Western
|Hockett Meadow||4||SE.||8,500|| do
||Large mountain meadow; headquarters of park ranger; Hockett Lake, Sand
and Mitchell Meadows in vicinity; good fishing; good camping.|
|Lake Evelyn||46||SE.||8,000|| do
||Deep mountain lake near Hockett Meadow; fair fishing; good place to camp.|
|Cabin Meadow||48||SE.||8,800|| do
||Beautiful meadow; excellent fishing; good camping place.|
|Quinn Horse Camp||54||SE.||8,500||Horse
||Headquarters of park ranger; large soda spring near cabin; fair fishing;
good place to camp.|
|Elk Park||8||S.||3,000||Horse or wagon.
||Section of Sequoia Park set aside for herd of elk,
where these animals are now kept; excellent fishing; good camping.|
||Huge rock, supposed to have been occupied by a prehistoric race;
numerous hieroglyphics painted on it; good fishing; good camping.|
|Belville Lake||15||NE.||10,300||Horse and foot.
||The most beautiful lake in the park; fine place for an outing.|
|Little Kern River||50||SE.||8,600||Horse
||Gorgeous scenery; a botanist's paradise; good fishing; good camping.|
|Summit Lake||44||SE.||9,100|| do
||Beautiful mountain lake; good place for an outing.|
|Willow Meadow||8||NE.||7,000|| do
||Good place to spend a season; good fishing; good camping.|
|OUTSIDE THE PARK.|
|Mineral King||30||SE.||7,830||Horse or wagon.
||Village containing many summer inhabitants; once a mining town; a post
office and store; good place to camp; fair fishing.|
|Grand Canyon of Kern River||55||SE.||6,600||Horse
||Box canyon on river some 20 miles in length and over 2,000 feet in
depth; one of the best trout streams in the world.|
|Kern Lakes||53||SE.||6,250|| do
||Two beautiful lakes on river; magnificent scenery; excellent fishing;
good boating and bathing; good camping.|
|Mount Whitney||80||E.||14,502|| do
||The highest mountain in the United States proper; from the top of this
mountain the landscape scenery can not be excelled elsewhere.|
|Golden Trout Creek||55||SE.||6,550|| do
||The home of the noted golden trout fish, and where first discovered;
excellent fishing; good camping; magnificent scenery.|
|Kern Hot Springs||60||SE.||7,200|| do
||Large hot spring; fine bathing; fine camping; excellent fishing;
|Grand Canyon of Kings River||35||NE.||4,631|| do
||Box canyon, some 15 miles in length and over 2,000
feet in depth, river passing through; excellent fishing.|
|Stony Creek||16||NW.||6,500|| do
||Pretty mountain stream and meadow; good fishing; good camping.|
|Redwood Meadow||19||SE.||6,300|| do
||Beautiful young grove sequoia timber; good camping.|
|Bear Trap Meadow||19||NW.||7,000|| do
||Fine meadow; good fishing; good place to camp.|
||Lumbering town; huge sawmill; beautiful lake; campers' supplies; good
boating and bathing; good place to camp.|
|Sequoia Lake||34||NW.||5,300||Horse or wagon
||Beautiful mountain lake; good fishing, boating, and bathing; good place
||Summer tourist camp conducted by the Kanawyer Transportation
Co.; good place to camp.|
Distance from entrance of General Grant National Park to points in
and near Sequoia National Park.
[For altitude of each locality and remarks see pages 17 and 18.]
||Best means of reaching.|
|In the park:|
| Giant Forest||31||SE.||Horse.|
| Parker Group Big Trees||32-1/2||SE.|| Do.|
| Crescent Meadow||32-1/2||SE.|| Do.|
| Log Meadow||32-1/2||SE.|| Do.|
| Moro Rock||33||SE.|| Do.|
| Circle Meadow||32||SE.|| Do.|
| Wolverton Reservoir||32-1/2||SE.|| Do.|
| General Sherman Tree||33||SE.|| Do.|
| Admiration Point||32||SE.|| Do.|
| Marble Fork Bridge (on Giant Forest Road)||29||SE.|| Do.|
| Marble Fork Bridge (on Power Co. Road)||43||SE.|| Do.|
| Marble Fork (Twin Lakes Trail Crossing)||37||SE.|| Do.|
| Cahoon Meadow||29||SE.|| Do.|
| Twin Lakes||32||SE.|| Do.|
| Mount Silliman||30||SE.||Horse and foot.|
| Alta Peak||41||SE.|| Do.|
| Alta Meadow||40||SE.||Horse.|
| Halstead Meadow||21||SE.|| Do.|
| Dorst Creek||19||SE.|| Do.|
| Paradise Cave||56||SE.|| Do.|
| Oriole Lodge||56||SE.|| Do.|
| Clough Cave||63||SE.|| Do.|
| Hockett Meadow||77||SE.|| Do.|
| Lake Evelyn||77||SE.|| Do.|
| Cabin Meadow||79||SE.|| Do.|
| Quinn Horse Camp||85||SE.|| Do.|
| Elk Park||39||SE.|| Do.|
| Hospital Rock||39||SE.|| Do.|
| Belville Lake||34||SE.||Horse and foot.|
| Little Kern River||81||SE.||Horse.|
| Summit Lake||75||SE.|| Do.|
| Willow Meadow||28||SE.|| Do.|
|Near the park:|
| Vanderver Mountain||66||SE.|| Do.|
| Mineral King||61||SE.|| Do.|
| Grand Canyon of Kern River||86||SE.|| Do.|
| Kern Lakes||84||SE.|| Do.|
| Mount Whitney||111||E.|| Do.|
| Golden Trout Creek||86||SE.|| Do.|
| Kern Hot Springs||91||SE.|| Do.|
| Grand Canyon of Kings River||28||NE.|| Do.|
| Stony Creek||15||SE.|| Do.|
| Redwood Meadow||50||SE.|| Do.|
| Bear Trap Meadow||12||SE.|| Do.|
| Hume||8||NE.||Wagon or automobile.|
| Cedar Grove||28||NE.||Horse.|
Last Updated: 19-Apr-2010