Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks

Visitor Area/Centers in Sequoia & Kings Canyon

Beetle Rock Family Nature Center (in Giant Forest)

Open during the summer. Fun for all ages. Call for hours of operation and programs. Phone: 1-559-565-4480 Directions Across from the Giant Forest Museum at 6500 feet (1980m) ...

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Cedar Grove Visitor Center (in the Kings Canyon itself)

Open late June through early September. Call for hours of operation. Phone: 1-559-565-3793 Services: Books, maps, & educational items are sold here. Accessible restrooms nearby. Pay phone. First aid. Directions Location: In Cedar Grove Village next to Sentinel Campground, on the floor of the Kings Canyon. Elevation 4600 feet (1410m). The road into the canyon ...

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Foothills Visitor Center

Open daily. Call for hours of operation. Phone: 1-559-565-3135 Exhibits: Focus here is on the Sierran foothills, the most biologically diverse area of these parks! Services: Crystal Cave tour tickets sold until 3:45pm (summer only); tickets are NOT sold at the cave. Books, maps, educational materials for sale. Local wilderness permits issued. ...

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Giant Forest Museum

Open daily. Call for hours of operation. Phone: 1-559-565-4480 Exhibits: Wonderful exhibits offer an in-depth look at the incredible giant sequoias of Giant Forest, and what we have learned about how to protect them. Services: Books, maps, & educational items are sold here. Fully-accessible restrooms and trails are available here. Pay phone. ...

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Grant Grove Visitor Center

The Grant Grove Visitor Center lies at 6,589 feet along Highway 180 in Kings Canyon National Park. This is the original portion of the National Park created to protect two groves of sequoia trees. The visitor center houses exhibits on the natural and human history of the area. A ...

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Kings Canyon Visitor Center (in Grant Grove)

Open daily. Call for hours of operation. Phone: 1-559-565-4307 Exhibits: New exhibits focus on the Kings Canyon, the High Sierra and the giant sequoia (English/Spanish text). New 15-minute movie on Kings Canyon National Park (English and Spanish subtitles available). Services: Books, maps, & educational materials for sale. Local wilderness permits issued. Accessible ...

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Lodgepole Visitor Center

Open early spring through late fall. May be open weekends in winter. Call for hours of operation. During the summer the visitor center is a stop for the new park shuttle. Phone: 1-559-565-4436 Exhibits: Here you can explore the natural and human history of the southern Sierra Nevada. Movie - Bears of ...

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Mineral King Ranger Station

Open late May - early September. Call for hours of operation. When the station is not open, wilderness permits are available on the porch. Phone: 1-559-565-3768 Exhibits: This small station houses some exhibits on Mineral King's human & natural history. Services: Books, maps, & educational items are sold. Bear canisters. Local wilderness permits. Pay phone ...

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