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, watch park films, and get trip-planning information. Park stores within visitor centers offer books and other products related to the park. All purchases in these stores support park programs through the Sequoia Parks Conservancy.

Not all visitor centers are open year-round.


 

Foothills Visitor Center

Open daily, year-round. From mid-March to November 30, open from 8:00 - 4:30. From December 1 to mid-March, hours are 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wilderness permits are available at the Wilderness Office behind the Foothills Visitor Center. Outside of the summer quota season, wilderness permits can be obtained from a drop box located just outside of the Visitor Center at any time.

Directions

Located in Sequoia National Park. On the Generals Highway, 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the Ash Mountain Entrance.

Giant Forest Museum

Open daily, year-round. Open 9:00 am - 4:30 pm from Memorial Day - Labor Day, from 9:00 - 4:30 in fall and spring and on winter weekends, and from 10:00 - 4:30 on weekdays from January 2 - mid-March.

Off-season wilderness permits can be obtained from an outside drop box at any time.

Directions

Located in Sequoia National Park. On the Generals Highway, 16 miles (26 km) north of the Ash Mountain Entrance.

Kings Canyon Visitor Center

Open daily, year-round. Spring and fall hours hours are 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. From Monday, May 20 to Labor Day, open from 8:00 - 5:00. From early January to Mid-March, hours are 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Off-season wilderness permits can be obtained from an outside dropbox at any time.

Directions

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

Lodgepole Visitor Center

Open 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Lodgepole Visitor Center will be closed May 21 - 22 and reopen May 23. Self-register for wilderness permits outside Giant Forest Museum.

Directions

Located in Sequoia National Park. On the Generals Highway, 21 miles (34 km) north of the Ash Mountain Entrance. Two miles (3 km) north of the General Sherman Tree.

Cedar Grove Visitor Center

Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, closing after Labor Day weekend. The road into the canyon is currently open.

Wilderness permits can only be obtained from the Roads End Permit Station. Outside of the quota season, permits are self-issued and are located in a drop box just outside of the station.

Directions

Located in Kings Canyon National Park. On Highway 180, 30 miles (48 km) east of Grant Grove. Next to Sentinel Campground.

Mineral King Ranger Station

Open daily from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, only May 24th - September 23rd.

Off-season wilderness permits can be obtained at The Conifer Gate or from outside of the Mineral King Ranger Station from drop boxes at any time.

Directions

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

Last updated: June 18, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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