Goods & Services

Cedar Grove Lodge. Photo by Kiel Maddox.


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

Wuksachi Lodge's dining room


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.

A car drives across the Marble Fork Bridge near Crystal Cave

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.
A woman sits in a small shop surrounded by books and other items
A small shop at the start of the Crystal Cave Trail sells educational items related to the cave and the park.

Alison Taggart-Barone

Services in Sequoia National Park

Foothills Visitor Center is open all year and offers information, exhibits, books, maps, bear-canister rentals, gifts, and wilderness permits.

Crystal Cave
Tour this marble cavern from late spring into fall.

Giant Forest & Lodgepole
Giant Forest Museum is open all year and offers information, exhibits, books, maps, bear-canister rentals, gifts. Wilderness permits are issued in winter.

Lodgepole Visitor Center is open from spring to fall and has information, exhibits, books, maps, bear-canister rentals, gifts. Wilderness permits are issued here in summer.

Lodgepole Village is open from spring through fall, and has a market/gift shop, café, ATM, showers, and a laundry.

Wuksachi Lodge is open all year and has a restaurant, gift shop, lounge, wireless internet access, and conference facilities. In winter, they offer cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals.

In summer and during some winter holiday weekends, Sequoia Shuttle operates a free shuttle in the Giant Forest and Lodgepole areas.

Mineral King
A ranger station is open from spring through fall and offers information, books, maps, bear-canister rentals, and wilderness permits. Lodging, stores, and food service are available at Silver City Mountain Resort. Note that the resort is on private land surrounded by the parks, and cannot be evaluated, regulated, or endorsed by the park.


Services in Kings Canyon National Park

Grant Grove
Kings Canyon Visitor Center is open all year and offers information, exhibits, books, maps, bear-canister rentals, gifts, and wilderness permits. At Grant Grove Village, there is a restaurant, market, post office, gift shop, and an ATM. John Muir Lodge and Grant Grove Cabins are nearby. Wireless internet access is available for lodge guests in the lobby of the lodge. A pack station near the General Grant Tree offers horseback riding by the hour.

Cedar Grove
The road to this area usually opens in late April, but services generally begin in late May. Cedar Grove Visitor Center has information, exhibits, books, maps, bear-canister rentals, and gifts. Wilderness permits are issued at Road's End Permit Station. At Cedar Grove Village, there is a gift shop/market, snack bar, ATM, and Cedar Grove Lodge. A nearby pack station offers horseback riding. In the nearby national forest, tour Boyden Cavern.


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: May 13, 2022

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