A Land of Giants

This dramatic landscape testifies to nature's size, beauty, and diversity--huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees. These two parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada east of the San Joaquin Valley. Weather varies a lot by season and elevation, which ranges from 1,370' to 14,494'.

A man walks near giant sequoias. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Plan Your Visit

Looking for tips to help plan your trip? Start here for information about camping, lodging, driving, and more.

Tents at a group site are surrounded by trees

Campgrounds

Campground reservations are now available. In 2019, expect some delayed campground openings.

Among the clouds.

Current Conditions

Check conditions before you decide to come. Mountain weather changes quickly! Be prepared with the right gear.

Two sequoia trunks are in front of mountains. A black bar covers the top, with a NPS arrowhead

Sequoia and Kings Canyon App

The official Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks app can guide you around the parks, no cell service needed.

Trails in Giant Forest offer an up-close view of giant sequoias

Things to Do

There are many ways to explore these parks. Find activities that are best for you!

Cedar Grove Lodge. Photo by Kiel Maddox.

Lodging

Four lodges operate within Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, including two that are open year-round.

A mule deer, standing in a field of grass and flowers, looks at the camera

Watching Wildlife

Keep yourself and park animals safe with these tips for watching wildlife.

The High Sierra Trail winds along a granite cliff

Places to Go

There are five main areas of the parks to stay and explore. Find out which area is best for your trip!

A metal food storage box is provided at each campsite.

Store Food to Protect Wildlife

Bears are active day and night. When camping, all food, trash, and any item with a scent must be stored in food-storage boxes at each site.

Last updated: September 8, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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