National Park Entrance Fees:
$20 per vehicle
($10 per person on foot, bicycle, motorcycle,
Pass good for seven days in Sequoia, Kings
Canyon, and the “between the parks”
portion of Giant Sequoia National Monument.
Also available: Annual Sequoia-Kings Canyon
pass ($30), National Parks and Federal
Recreational Lands Annual Pass ($80),
National Parks and Federal Recreational
Lands Senior Pass ($10), National Parks
and Federal Recreational Lands Access
Pass for those with permanent disabilities
(Free), National Parks and Federal Recreational
Lands Volunteer Pass (Free).
Heritage Visitor Center (at Lake Kaweah)
Foothills Chamber of Commerce Visitor
Foothills Visitor Center (Ash Mountain)
OPEN May 11, 2013
Mineral King Ranger Station
OPEN Friday, May 24
Canyon National Park:
Kings Canyon Visitor Center (Grant Grove)
Grove Visitor Center
Open for 2013 from May 24-September 8
the Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks
National Parks Road Conditions:
Spring / Summer 2013
For information about wintertime tire-chain restrictions in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks and where to rent or buy chains: http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/upload/Tire-Chain-Handout-English-Spanish-for-web-new.jpg
GENERALS HIGHWAY from Sequoia National
Park entrance in Three Rivers to Wuksachi
Lodge is OPEN YEAR-ROUND.
HIGHWAY (“between the parks,”
from Wuksachi Village in Sequoia to Hwy.
180 junction in Kings Canyon): OPEN (will close when snow-covered until snowplows clear the roadway).
Highway ROAD CONSTRUCTION:
Road construction began May 2010 on the
Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park
between Amphitheater Point and Eleven
Range. The project is nearing completion.Traffic is led through the construction zone every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. No delays during non-work hours. Intermittent delays also occurring in Giant Forest from the museum to Pinewood Picnic Area. Click
here to check for the most updated
press release from the National Park Service.
portion of the Generals Highway from Hospital
Rock to the Giant Forest Museum is not recommended for vehicles 22 feet in length and greater due to the narrow, curvy road. Campgrounds in Three
Rivers and Lemon Cove can accommodate
RVs, no matter what the size. Private
shuttle service is available from Three
Rivers to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National
Parks for a fee.
ROCK/CRESCENT MEADOW ROAD: OPEN.
KING ROAD: OPEN for 2013 from Friday, May 24-Monday, October 28.
CANYON HIGHWAY to Cedar Grove: OPEN for day use (no overnight camping). OPEN for overnight use beginning Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
CAVE ROAD: OPEN for 2013 from Saturday, May 11-Sunday, December 1.
KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS
store / Gift shop
Springs Nature Trail
Sequoia and Kings Canyon
parks in Giant Sequoia National
Monument; additional campgrounds
between the parks at Hume Lake and
gas (summers only)
here for information about
and private campgrounds
the gateway communities outside Sequoia
Sequoia National Park:
Foothills– Potwisha (OPEN
year-round; dump station); Buckeye Flat
(OPEN spring through fall; no RVs); South
Fork (OPEN year-round; primitive).
Mineral King area of Sequoia
Mill; Cold Spring. Both OPEN Memorial
Day weekend or when snow on roadway melts (new Park Service policy in 2012: Road will not be plowed). Water system
after Labor Day may be shut off at anytime
due to freezing weather.
Giant Forest / Lodgepole area
of Sequoia National Park:
Lodgepole (OPEN mid-May 2012 through fall; dump station);
Dorst (OPEN summer). Both of these campgrounds
may be reserved by calling 1-800-365-2267
(spring/summer only). Winter 2012-2013 camping available at Wolverton (snow plowing is a lower priority here than on main park roads; plows may not reach vehicles and campers for one or more days after a heavy snowfall).
Canyon National Park:
Grant Grove– Azalea (OPEN year-round),
Crystal Springs (OPEN summer), and Sunset
Grove– Sentinel (OPEN spring through
fall), Sheep Creek, Canyon View, Moraine
Sequoia National Monument/ Sequoia National
(all OPEN summer only)
Hume Lake– Princess (5,900 ft.;
88 sites), Hume Lake (5,200 ft.; 74 sites),
Tenmile (5,800 ft.; 13 sites), Landslide
(5,800 ft.; 9 sites), Convict Flat (4,000
ft.; 7 sites).
Creek– Stony Creek (6,400 ft.; 49
sites), Upper Stony Creek (6,400 ft.;
Meadows– Big Meadows (7,600 ft.;
30 sites), Buck Rock (7,500 ft.; 5 or
more), Horse Camp (7,500 ft.; 5 or more).
Enjoy your stay
in Kaweah Country!