A Land of Giants

This dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity—huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees. The parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley. Weather varies a lot by season and elevation, which ranges from 1,370' to 14,494'.

A man walks near giant sequoias. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Plan Your Visit

Looking for tips to help plan your trip? Start here for information about camping, lodging, driving, and more.

Two sequoia trunks are in front of mountains. A black bar covers the top, with a NPS arrowhead

Sequoia and Kings Canyon App

The official Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks app can guide you around the parks, no cell service needed.

Among the clouds.

Current Conditions

Check this page for current information about park closures related to COVID-19.

A ranger at a desk talks with a person. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Wilderness Permits

We're still processing wilderness permits though this year's process is moving more slowly than usual.

Tents at a group site are surrounded by trees

Campgrounds

Park campgrounds are currently closed. We'll post more information as soon as it's available.

Cedar Grove Lodge. Photo by Kiel Maddox.

Lodging

Four lodges operate within Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, with two open year-round.

A man installs chains on his vehicle. Photo by Kirke Wrench.

Winter Driving & Tire Chains

Be prepared for snowy mountain roads! Chains may be required at any time.

The High Sierra Trail winds along a granite cliff

Places to Go

There are five main areas of the parks to stay and explore. Find out which area is best for your trip!

A metal food storage box is provided at each campsite.

Store Food to Protect Wildlife

Bears are active day and night. When camping, all food, trash, and any item with a scent must be stored in food-storage boxes at each site.

Last updated: May 11, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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