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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. 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, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

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What's In Grant Grove

Information

Kings Canyon Visitor Center: Open year-round in Grant Grove Village. Exhibits in English & Spanish and 15-minute orientation movie (captioned). Also available are books, maps, first aid, and local wilderness permits. Hours of operation vary with the season call for information 1-559-565-4307.

Other visitor centers...

Camping

You are in black bear country. Food storage is required. Tables, food-storage boxes, restrooms, and drinking water; 6 people and 1 vehicle per site. First-come, first-served. See the link for other campgrounds and additional information.
Other campgrounds...

Azalea. Open year-round. On General Grant Tree Road, 1/4 mile north of visitor center. 110 sites.

Crystal Springs: Usually open for Memorial Day weekend, then open as needed through Labor Day. North of visitor center 1/4 mile. 36 sites and 14 for groups of 7-15.

Sunset: Usually open for Memorial Day weekend, then open as needed through Labor Day. South of visitor center 1/4 mile. Limited trailer/RV space. 157 sites. Parking for naturalist programs at the amphitheater is here.

Lodging

The John Muir Lodge open year-round in Grant Grove Village. Modern rooms in the lodge. In summer, rustic cabins with bath, and housekeeping cabins. Front desk: 1-559-335-5500.

Other lodging...

Food, shops and other services

Grant Grove Village offers year-round: restaurant; market (supplies, bear canisters, emergency gasoline). Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals in winter; gift shop (souvenirs, film, & clothing, ATM in lobby). Hours of operation vary with season call 1-559-335-5500.

Other places to eat and shop...

Post Office: Open weekdays; times vary. Stamp machine available 24 hours. Address mail to park visitors: c/o General Delivery, Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633. 1-559-335-2499.

Picnic areas
Tables, restrooms, fire pits with grills, drinking water available. In winter these become snowplay areas.

Columbine: On Grant Tree Road, 1/2 mile northwest of visitor center.

Big Stump: On Highway 180, 3 miles southwest of visitor center. (Currently closed)

Other picnic areas...

Other facilities in summer

Showers (KCPS): Arrange at Lodge.

Horseback Riding: Grant Grove Stables - on Highway 180, 1/2-mile north of the visitor center. Closes late fall through spring; call (559)337-2314 for information.

 
View from Panoramic Point in Grant Grove.
Panoramic Point offers spectacular views of the High Sierra. Drive east through the visitor center parking lot, left around the meadow, then right at the intersection signed "Panoramic Point."
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Map of Sequoia and Kings Canyon.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon Parks form the heart of the second-largest contiguous roadless area left in the lower 48 states. The southern Sierra is so rugged that few roads cross it; you must go north to Tioga Pass in Yosemite National Park or south to Walker Pass or Tehachapi Pass.