Visitor Centers and Facilities

People interact with exhibits in a rustic museum
Exhibits at Giant Forest Museum

Alison Taggart-Barone

 

Visitor centers, ranger stations, and a museum offer opportunities to explore the nature and history of these parks. Not all are open year-round.


 

Foothills Visitor Center

Open Daily (year-round): 8am-4:30pm
Off-season wilderness permits can be obtained from an outside dropbox at anytime.

Directions
On the Generals Highway 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the Ash Mountain Entrance.

Giant Forest Museum

Open Daily (year-round): Summer hours 9am-6pm and Winter hours begin 9/5: 9am-4:30pm.
Off-season wilderness permits can be obtained from an outside dropbox at anytime.

Directions
On the Generals Highway 16 miles (26 km) north of the Ash Mountain Entrance.

Kings Canyon Park Visitor Center

Open Daily (year-round): Summer Hours: 9am-5pm and Winter Hours begin 10/29: 9am-4pm
Off-season wilderness permits can be obtained from an outside dropbox at anytime.

Directions

On Highway 180 in Grant Grove Village, 3 miles (5 km) east of the Big Stump Entrance.

Lodgepole Visitor Center

Currently Closed. Open Daily (Only in Summer): 7am-4:30pm.

Directions
On the Generals Highway 21 miles (34 km) North of the Ash Mountain Entrance. 2 miles (3 km) north of the General Sherman Tree.

Cedar Grove Visitor Center

Currently Closed. Open Daily (Only in Summer): 9am-5pm
Off-season wilderness permits can be obtained from the Roads End Permit Station at anytime.

Directions
On Highway 180, 30 miles (48 km) East of Grant Grove. Next to Sentinel Campground.

Mineral King Ranger Station

Currently Closed. Open Daily (Only in Summer): 8am-4pm
Obtain access code for the Lookout Point gate from the Foothills Visitor Center for Winter access past gate. The Conifer Gate (at mile 17.64) will remain locked for the duration of the Winter season.
Off-season wilderness permits can be obtained at The Conifer Gate from a drobbox at anytime.


Directions

On the Mineral King Road 24 miles (39 km) from the junction of Highway 198 in Three Rivers.

Last updated: October 26, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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