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. These two 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.

Tents at a group site are surrounded by trees

Campgrounds

Campground reservations for 2018 are now available!

Spring plants sprout in a meadow. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Current Conditions

Check conditions before you decide to come. Mountain weather changes quickly! Be prepared with the right gear.

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.

A snowy path to the General Sherman Tree. Photo by Kirke Wrench.

Winter Activities

Snow brings huge changes to these parks, including roads, facilities, and activities.

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.

Cedar Grove Lodge. Photo by Kiel Maddox.

Lodging

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

A moonrise over reddish peaks

Backpacking

Learn more about backpacking in these parks. Wilderness awaits!

Last updated: December 1, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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