THING TO DO

Picnic Among the Giants

A long picnic table sits under trees next to a fire ring with grill
The Pinewood Picnic Area provides picnic tables for groups of all sizes.
Getting hungry? Refuel and refresh at one of the many picnic areas between the Giant Forest and Grant Grove. Enjoy sandwiches by a peaceful meadow or barbecue under towering trees.

Pinewood: 1.1 miles north of Giant Forest Museum. Picnic in the Giant Forest at Pinewood Picnic Area, which features barbeque grills and water spigots.

Wolverton: 4.2 miles north of Giant Forest Museum. Near popular day hikes, backpacking trails, and a winter snowplay area, Wolverton offers both barbeque grills and water spigots. In summer, the Orange Route (General Sherman Tree Trails) shuttle stops here.

Lodgepole: Lodgepole Picnic Area is across the road from Lodgepole Visitor Center. Grab lunch or some snacks at the nearby market or deli and enjoy them by the banks of the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River. The picnic area offers provides water but no barbeque grills.

Halstead Meadow: Take a break by this restored meadow, where you'll find barbeque grills but no on-site water. 3.9 miles north of Lodgepole.

Crescent Meadow: Crescent Meadow Picnic Area is 2.6 miles from Giant Forest Museum, at the end of Moro Rock - Crescent Meadow Road. Nearby, visit Moro Rock and several trailheads. The picnic area rests at the edge of a lush meadow. It does not have water or grills. In summer, take the free park shuttle's Gray Route from Giant Forest Museum.
Details
In campgrounds and picnic areas, pets must be kept on a leash at all times. The leash must be less than 6 feet (1.8 meters) long. For your pet's safety, please don't leave pets in hot cars. Pets cannot be left tied and unattended at any time.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

Last updated: July 23, 2018