Four lodges operate within Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, including two that are open year-round.
Restaurants, delis, or snack bars can be found in most areas of the parks in summer. In winter, check at park lodges for dining options.
Gas Stations and Charging Stations
There are no gas stations within park boundaries. Be sure to fill your tank before you enter the parks.
Commercial services in these parks include restaurants and snack bars, markets, gift shops, and lodging; some have WiFi. There are no gas stations in the parks, but gas is available in nearby towns and Forest Service land. Some emergency car-repair services are available, as are a few ATMs. For-a-fee activities include cave tours, horseback riding, and individualized tours.
Informational services (free) include visitor centers (all have stores whose profits support the parks); ranger-led activities; the Junior Ranger program, volunteer opportunities, and the park newspaper (get one at entrance stations, visitor centers, or online). Printed seasonally, this guide contains details that are current at time of printing.
Emergency services are provided by park rangers; dial 911 from any phone (no coins needed). There are no medical clinics or offices in these parks.
Cell service is extremely limited in most of these parks and neighboring national forest. Do not rely on cell phones or GPS here. Free WiFi is available at Foothills and Kings Canyon Visitor Centers.
There are camprounds and picnic areas in each of the parks' developed areas. There are no hookups in any park campgrounds. Dump stations are available near Potwisha and Lodgepole Campgrounds
Food storage is required in the parks to prevent bears from accessing our food and trash. Many large metal food-storage boxes are provided at locations throughout the parks. Learn more about food storage before you visit.
Services in Sequoia National Park
Giant Forest & Lodgepole
In summer and during some winter holiday weekends, Sequoia Shuttle operates a free shuttle in the Giant Forest and Lodgepole areas. They also provide a shuttle from Visalia and Three Rivers to Giant Forest for a fee (reservations required).
Services in Kings Canyon National Park
Services in Forest Service Areas Near the Parks
If you travel the Generals Highway from Giant Forest to Grant Grove, you go through part of Hume Lake District of Sequoia National Forest. It is also part of Giant Sequoia National Monument. Permittees of the national forest provide goods and services on these lands.
In summer, Stony Creek Resort offers lodging, gasoline, casual dining, a market, and an ATM. Montecito Sequoia Lodge offers lodging year-round and has a family-style buffet restaurant that is open to the public in fall, winter, and spring.
Commercial Guide Services
View our list of list of commercial guide services that are authorized to operate within these parks. They offer a variety of activities, including guided hiking and backpacking, fishing, photography, van tours, and pack and saddle stock services.
Last updated: June 5, 2019