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Kings Canyon National Park Visitor Center

Visitor or Interpretive Center
Kings Canyon National Park provides visitors with stunning views of a U-shaped gorge carved by glaciers of yesteryear. – National Park Service - Rick Cain

ADA Accessibility Notes

The visitor center is ADA accessible.

This area of the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is home to the General Grant Tree and one of the world's deepest canyons. The Kings Canyon Visitor Center offers exhibits, maps, books, wilderness permits, and first aid. Free ranger-led programs are offered during the summer. Check the park website or local bulletin boards for details. This visitor center provides information about both National Park Service and adjacent U.S. Forest Service trails and facilities.

A variety of hiking and nature trails can be found in this area of the Grant Grove of giant sequoias, including a hike to scenic overlooks and waterfalls. This is the northern end of the Generals Highway. Heading south will take you through the Giant Sequoia National Monument and into Sequoia National Park. Heading north leads into the mighty Kings Canyon and the scenic area of Cedar Grove.

The visitor center is located in Grant Grove Village, three miles (5km) east from the Big Stump park entrance on Highway 180. In the conifer zone; elevation 6500 feet (1980m). In Grant Grove Village lodging, a market, restaurant, camping, showers, post office, and gift shop are available.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed 100 feet from roads in developed areas (picnic areas, campgrounds, and roads) but are not permitted on any trails within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Where allowed, pets must be on leashes no longer than 6 feet in length. Never leave pets in cars when it is warm, or they overheat quickly. Pets must not be left unattended in the parking area or in vehicles.

Pets are allowed on trails on adjacent lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service.


Visitor Center open daily. Hours vary by season. Check park website for more info.

Seasons Open

Kings Canyon National Park is open year-round, although some areas may not be accessible during winter.


The visitor center is free, but an entrance fee is required to enter the park. Entrance for 1-7 days costs $20 per vehicle (private, non-commercial) or $10 per person on foot, bicycle, motorcycle, or in a bus.

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