Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time
All vehicles must carry chains or cables when entering a chain-restricted area. It's the law (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503). Road conditions may change often. For road conditions, call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1). More »
Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)
Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »
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$20 Vehicle Pass - valid 1 through 7 Day(s)
$10 Individual Entry Pass - valid 1 through 7 Day(s)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Annual Pass - $30
GROUP ENTRANCE FEES- valid 1 through 7 day(s)
Non-commercial groups entering the park in a bus or vehicle with a capacity of 16 persons or more will be charged $10 for each person on board with the following exceptions:
Commercial Tour Fees
Pass is valid for the day of purchase and the next six days for a vehicle carrying the same group of passengers.
A commercial tour is defined as consisting of one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service.
Entrance fees for commercial tours are based upon the total seating capacity of vehicles that can carry seven or more passengers, regardless of the actual number of passengers. The ages of the passengers and whether or not anyone is in possession of an entrance pass does not affect the price charged.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL PASS SERIES
Starting January 1, 2007 the old Golden Age, Golden Eagle, and Golden Access Passes were replaced with a new series of interagency passes called the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. All Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.
Please visit the America the Beautiful Pass website at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html for more information or to purchase online.
Inter-agency Annual Pass - $80 (in person or online)
Annual Pass for Military - Free (in person)
The Senior Pass is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass can be obtained in person at the park or by mailing a completed application form. This pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a lifetime. The pass admits all passengers in a non-commercial vehicle where per-vehicle fees are charged or the passholder +3 adults for per-person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
Senior Pass Mail-in Application Form (PDF)
Access Pass - Free (in person) or $10 (by mail)
Volunteer Pass - Free
Did You Know?
Sometimes you will see sequoias in a straight row. This may happen because sequoia seeds prefer mineral-rich burned ground. When a fallen log burns long and hot, it leaves a strip of bare mineral-rich soil — an ideal place for new sequoias to grow. Years later, we see a line of sequoias!