Vehicle Length Limits, Advisories, and RV Parking Information

 

Because roads in these parks are narrow, winding, and steep, longer vehicles often cross the double yellow line and pose a danger to other drivers. Because of this, advisories are in place on some park roads. Drivers will be held responsible for any hazardous conditions caused by their actions. Follow the recommendations below for your safety and the safety of others.

Generals Highway

The 16-mile section of the Generals Highway leading from the Sequoia park entrance at Hwy 198 to the Giant Forest sequoia grove was built in the early 1920s and can be difficult to navigate for longer vehicles.

  • Vehicles longer than 24 feet (7.3 m) are not advised between the Foothills Visitor Center and Potwisha Campground in Sequoia National Park.
  • Vehicles longer than 22 feet (6.7 m) are not advised on the stretch of road between Potwisha Campground and the Giant Forest Museum in Sequoia National Park. Highway 180, the northern entrance to these parks, is the preferred route for these longer vehicles. This limit applies to tow trucks, as well.

Crystal Cave Road

Vehicles longer than 22 feet (6.7 m) are prohibited on Crystal Cave Road. The road is open during cave tours and is gated each night after the last tour. Crystal Cave is generally open from late May through late October, weather permitting.

Mineral King Road

This road is extremely narrow and winding and is unpaved in some areas. RVs and trailers are not advised and are not permitted in the campgrounds. The road is open from late May through the last Wednesday of October, weather permitting.

Moro Rock / Crescent Meadow Road

Single vehicles longer than 22 feet (6.7 m) and vehicles towing units are prohibited. In summer, you may park at Giant Forest Museum and take a park shuttle on the road. In winter, the road closes to cars once snow begins to accumulate and remains closed typically until Memorial Day weekend.

Panoramic Point Road

RVs and trailers are prohibited on this extremely narrow and winding road. It closes for the winter once snow falls, and reopens by Memorial Day weekend, or earlier if snow has melted.

Recreational Vehicle Parking Areas

Kings Canyon Visitor Center and Grant Grove Village-Park in RV spaces next to the gift shop and market at the north end of the village or in overflow parking beyond the visitor center.

General Grant Tree-Limited parking for RV’s is available at the Grant Tree Trail parking areas.

Columbine and Big Stump Picnic Areas-RV parking spaces are available at both areas.

Cedar Grove Visitor Center and Cedar Grove Village-RV spaces are available in both of these parking areas.

Roaring River Falls and Zumwalt Meadow-Access to these parking areas is easier from the north via Road’s End. Those with a longer RV can take Hwy 180 north to Road’s End, turn around, then return along Hwy 180. Shorter RVs may be able to turn into the parking areas from the south.

Lodgepole Visitor Center and Village-Park RVs in spaces in front of the visitor center and market. Overflow parking is available beyond the market, past the campground entrance.

Wolverton Picnic Area-This is the only picnic area accessible by longer RVs in the Giant Forest.

Giant Forest Museum-Park in RV spaces in the the upper parking lot across the highway from the museum (short walk). Use of the small parking area and shuttle stop south of the museum is prohibited.

General Sherman Tree-Park in the Main Sherman Tree Parking Area. In winter, ask about options for RV parking.

Foothills Visitor Center-Park in RV spaces across the main road from the visitor center. Shorter RVs may be able to park in the parallel spaces in the parking area immediately in front of the visitor center.

 

Last updated: August 28, 2020

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47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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