Size: 328,315 Acres

Year Established: 1890

Annual Visitors: 1.06 Million

Firearms Information in Sequoia National Park

After January 1, 2013, it will be against the law in California parks to openly carry a handgun. If you want to conceal carry, you must have a valid California concealed carry weapons permit (CCW). No permit from another state to carry a gun on your person will be accepted.

Pepper spray (including bear spray and irritant gas devices), BB guns, pellet guns, bows and arrows, crossbows, blowguns, spearguns, spears thrown by hand, slingshots, explosive devices, and any other tool that shoots projectiles are also illegal in Sequoia National Park.

Hunting in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is not a place to hunt. In the park, you are not allowed to shoot your gun at all. The main reason for their concealed carry laws is to make it easier to move guns.

Fishing in Sequoia National Park

Fishing is permitted in most areas of Sequoia National Park. To fish in California, you must have a license if you are 16 or older. At any visitor center, you can get a copy of the rules for that park.

Additional Information About Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is adjacent to Kings Canyon National Park in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains of California. It’s known for its big sequoia trees, especially the General Sherman Tree, which is the tallest and most famous one. The diameter of the General Sherman tree, is larger than a basketball court!

In the underground Crystal Cave, there are streams and intriguing rock formations. Moro Rock is a granite dome with spectacular park views. The Tunnel Tree is situated nearby. It is a tree that was felled to make way for the road.

Trees are not the only large things found in this park. Tokopah Falls is a 1,200-foot-high waterfall that can be viewed by visitors to the area. Mount Whitney is located on Sequoia National Park’s eastern boundary. It is among the tallest peaks in the United States, with a height of approximately 4,400 meters.

The peak is difficult to climb, unless you are a Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. These creatures, which can live at altitudes of 4,000 meters (14,000 feet), have hooves designed for navigating rocky terrain.

Best Time to Visit Sequoia National Park

The best time to visit Sequoia National Park is between the months of June to October.

Visitor Fees

$20.00 per person for up to 7 days

$35.00 per vehicle for up to 7 days

$30.00 per motorcycle for up to 7 days

$70 for Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park Annual Pass

Interesting in visiting multiple National Parks this year?

Consider the America The Beautiful Annual Park Pass.

This annual park pass to gets you and some friends into all U.S. National Parks for $80.
They also offer Senior, Military, and other discounts.

Visitor Centers

Foothills Visitor Center


47050 Generals Hwy,
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone Number

(559) 565-3341

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Monday 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.

Giant Forest Museum


Mile 16, Generals Highway
Sequoia National Park, CA 93262

Phone Number

(559) 565-3341

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Monday 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.