Ash Mountain Entrance Station

A park entrance station
Consider an annual pass for these parks, or an annual pass for all federal lands.

Quick Facts
Located along Charles Young Memorial Highway/Highway 198 at the Three Rivers, California and Sequoia National Park boundary.

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Welcome to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks! This entrance station is probably your first stop within the parks if you are coming from Visalia.

Visitors pay the entrance fee or use an interagency pass at the station. Entrances station staff provide a park newspaper and other orientation materials. Consult the NPS app, the park newspaper, park visitor centers, or the park web page for additional information.

Beyond the entrance station, the road is narrow and winding. Vehicles longer than 24 feet are not advised between Foothills Visitor Center and Potwisha Campground. Vehicles longer than 22 feet (6.7 km) are not advised between Potwisha Campground and Giant Forest Museum.

Foothills Visitor Center is one mile beyond the entrance station and is open daily from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Stop here for trip planning information and maps.

As you climb from the foothills to the forests, weather will get cooler. You'll reach the giant sequoia groves about 45 minutes beyond the entrance station.

Be Prepared

There are no gas stations within park boundaries, although there are limited, seasonal stations on nearby national forest lands. Electric vehicle charging stations may be available near Lodgepole and in Grant Grove.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Last updated: April 5, 2024