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.

A picnic table, fire ring, and metal food-storage box in a forest

Campgrounds

Check here for details to help you plan your camping trip.

A meadow with light snow coverage and green grass beginning to grow. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Current Conditions

Check this page for seasonal updates and details about what to expect at different elevations and locations.

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Virtual Activities for Kids

In celebration of National Park Week, join us for kids' activities online and through our social media channels!

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

Wilderness Permits

Wilderness permits are now available through Recreation.gov. Learn more here.

A rustic-styled lodge with light snow on the ground. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Lodging

Reservations are highly recommended for lodging.

Two hikers below giant sequoias

Explore Sequoia Groves

Whether you see them from your car or hike to a remote grove, giant sequoias inspire awe and wonder.

Group of giant sequoias in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park

Giant Sequoias

Learn more about these magnificent trees, and the important role of fire in giant sequoia ecosystems.

Fire burns in ground vegetation below towering giant sequoia trees.

Giant Sequoias and Fire

Learn more about the role fire plays in giant sequoia groves.

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 Sequoia National Park entrance station

Avoiding Traffic Congestion

Weekends and holidays are busy! Learn how to minimize your wait at park entrance stations.

Sequoia and blooming flowers. Photo by David Dinette.

Buy Digital Entrance Passes

Buy your pass online before you get here to speed your trip through the entrance station.

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Watching Wildlife

Keep yourself and park animals safe with these tips for watching wildlife.

Panoramic views from the top of Moro Rock

General Safety

Whether you trek into wilderness or stay close to your car, review tips on staying safe in these parks.

A metal food storage box is provided at each campsite.

Store Food to Protect Wildlife

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

Last updated: April 16, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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