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'. Sequoias grow at 5,000 - 7,000', above usual snowline.

A snowplow clears the snowy highway. Photo by Kirke Wrench.

Current Conditions

Check conditions before you decide to come, especially in winter.

A man installs chains on his vehicle. Photo by Kirke Wrench.

Winter Driving & Tire Chains

Be prepared for snowy mountain roads! Chains may be required at any time.

A black bear walks along a log. Photo by Donald Quintana.

Store food properly to protect bears

Black bears are active year-round in these parks. Storing food properly can help prevent vehicle break-ins.

A snowy path to the General Sherman Tree. Photo by Kirke Wrench.

Winter Activities

Snow brings huge changes to these parks, including roads, facilities, and activities.

A tent site at Lodgepole Campground

Camping

Learn about camping options throughout the parks and vehicle length limits on roads.

The logo for our authorized pass seller on a photo of mountain ranges

Buy Digital Entrance Passes

Use an app from our partner to buy entrance passes before you get to the park!

Wuksachi Lodge in winter

Lodging

Four lodges operate in these parks, including two that are open year-round.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341
Recorded information is available 24 hours a day. Park staff answers calls on weekdays from 8:15 am - 4:15 pm.

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