Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park USA History:

Sequoia National Park Location Tulare County, California, USA
Sequoia National Park Nearest city VisaliaNearest city: Visalia
Sequoia National Park Coordinates 36°26′0″N 118°41′0″W
Sequoia National Park Area 404,051 acres (1,635 km2)
Sequoia National Park Established October 1, 1890 Established: October 1, 1890
Sequoia National Park Visitors 954,507 (in 2006)
Sequoia National Park Governing body National Park Service

Sequoia National Park USA Fees:

Sequoia National Park Individual Entry (Bike, Foot) $ 10.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Sequoia National Park Private Non-commercial Vehicle $ 20.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Sequoia National Park Annual Pass $ 30.00 (Good For One Year)
Gold Access Pass (Blind or permanently disabled individuals) Free (Lifetime - good in all national parks)
Golden Age Pass (one time fee - for those 62+ years young) $ 10.00 (Lifetime - good in all national parks)
National Park Pass (good one year from date of purchase) $ 50.00 (good in all national parks)
Golden Eagle Pass (good 1 year from date of purchase) $ 15.00 (valid in all Natl Parks & Fed Rec Areas)

Sequoia National Park USA Weather:

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High - °F 41.2 43.5 47.6 52.8 59.0 67.5 77.2 76.8 72.4 61.7 49.9 42.8 57.8
Avg Low - °F 23.2 23.8 25.6 30.1 35.9 43.6 51.3 49.9 45.2 38.1 30.4 26.1 35.3
Avg Precip (in) 7.32 8.02 6.63 4.75 1.78 0.42 0.11 0.17 0.44 1.54 4.11 8.0 43.3
Avg Snowfall (in) 37.0 38.2 40.0 25.6 4.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.8 12.8 28.8 189.2
Avg Snow Depth (in) 24.0 38.0 39.0 25.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 11.0 12.0

Sequoia National Park USA Operating Hours:

  • Sequoia National Park Summer (July-September)
  • Sequoia National Park Fall (September-November)
  • Sequoia National Park Winter (November-April)
  • Sequoia National Park Spring (April-June)

Sequoia National Park USA Camping:

Cedar Grove Area

Campground Open Close Sites Elev Toilet Dump Station Showers Fee
Moraine May Oct 120 4,600 Flush Yes Yes $14.00
Sentinel May Oct 83 4,600 Flush Yes Yes $14.00
Sheep Creek May Oct 111 4,600 Flush Yes Yes $14.00


Grant Grove Area

Campground Open Close Sites Elev Toilet Dump Station Showers Fee
Azalea All Year   144 6,500 Flush Yes Yes $14.00
Crystal Springs May Sep 66 6,500 Flush Yes Yes $14.00
Sunset May Sep 119 6,500 Flush Yes Yes $14.00

Foothills Area

Campground Open Close Sites Elev Toilet Dump Station Showers Fee
Buckeye Flat Apr Sep 28 2,800 Flush No No $14.00
Potwisha All Year   42 2,100 Flush Yes No $14.00
South Fork All Year   10 3,600 Pit No No $6.00*


Giant Forest / Lodgepole Area

Campground Open Close Sites Elev Toilet Dump Station Showers Fee
Dorst May Sep 204 6,800 Flush Yes No $16.00*
Lodgepole All Year   250 6,700 Flush Yes Yes $16.00*


Mineral King Area

Campground Open Close Sites Elev Toilet Fee
Atwell Mill May Oct 21 6,650 Pit $8.00*
Cold Spring May Oct 40 7,500 Pit $8.00*

Sequoia National Park USA Visitor Center:

  • Sequoia National Park Foothills Visitor Center
    Open daily. Call for hours of operation.
    Phone: 1-559-565-3135
  • Sequoia National Park Giant Forest Museum
    Open daily. Call for hours of operation.
    Phone: 1-559-565-4480
  • Sequoia National Park Beetle Rock Family Nature Center (in Giant Forest)
    Phone: 1-559-565-4480
    Location: Across from the Giant Forest Museum at 6500 feet (1980m) elevation.
  • Sequoia National Park Lodgepole Visitor Center
    Open early spring through late fall.
    Phone: 1-559-565-4436
  • Sequoia National Park Mineral King Ranger Station
    Phone: 1-559-565-3768

Sequoia National Park USA Group Campsite Information:

Campground Open Close Sites Fee Min / Max Persons Location Reservations
Dorst Jun Sep 5 $38 - $57 12 / 50 8 miles north of Lodgepole DESTINET-NPS, 9450 Carroll Park Dr, San Diego, CA 92121
Sunset (Grant Grove) Jun Sep 2 $27 12 / 20 .12 mile west of Grant Grove Visitor Center Sunset Group Sites, PO Box 926, Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
Canyon View (Cedar Grove) Jun Sep 4 $27* 20 / 40 .5 mile east of Cedar Grove Ranger Station Canyon View Group Sites, PO Box 926, Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633

Sequoia National Park USA Jobs:

  1. Sequoia National Park Jobs in Visitor Use Assistants
  2. Sequoia National Park Jobs in Park Guides
  3. Sequoia National Park Jobs in Biological Science Technicians
  4. Sequoia National Park Jobs in Park Rangers
  5. Sequoia National Park Jobs in Seasonal Maintenance Positions

Sequoia National Park USA Lodging:

  • Sequoia-Kings Canyon Park Services Company
    P.O. Box 907
    Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633
    Reservations: 1-866-522-6966
  • Lodging Outside the Park
  • Three Rivers, California
    Comfort Inn & Suites - 40820 Sierra Drive (Hwy 198) - Three Rivers, CA 93271
    The River Inn - 45176 Sierra Drive - Three Rivers, CA 93271
  • Lemon Cove, California
    Plantation Bed and Breakfast - 33038 Sierra Highway 198 - Lemon Cove, CA 93244

Sequoia National Park USA Picnic Areas:

Name Elev Grill Water Rest-room Remarks
Big Stump 6300' Y Y Y currently closed
Cedar Grove 4700' Y Y Y  
Columbine 6500' Y Y Y  
Convict Flat 3000' Y Y Y  
Crescent Meadow 6700' N Y Y no fires
Foothills 1700' N Y Y restrooms across street in visitor center
Grizzly Falls 4500' Y N Y  
Halstead Meadow 6900' Y N Y  
Hospital Rock 2800' Y Y Y  
Lodgepole 6700' N Y Y no fires
Mineral King 7600' Y Y Y water and restrooms nearby
Powder Can 5200' Y N Y  
Sandy Cove 5300' Y Y Y  
Wolverton 7200' Y Y Y  
Zumwalt Meadow 5000' N N N  

Sequoia National Park USA Address:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271-9700 Visitor Information: 559-565-3341 (Recording)
Fax: 559-565-3730