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Lodgepole Visitor Center, Sequoia National Park

Visitor or Interpretive Center
Come on in to the Lodgepole Visitor Center to learn about the area and buy books, postcards, and maps. – National Park Service photo - Rick Cain

ADA Accessibility Notes

Shuttles are ADA accessible.

The Lodgepole Visitor Center provides information, exhibits, books, and maps that can help you plan your visit to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Free ranger-led programs may be offered during your visit. Check the website and local bulletin boards for details. Crystal Cavetickets and wilderness permits are available at the Lodgepole Visitor Center. A year-round campground is available with reservations taken during the summer months. The nearby Wuksachi Village offers lodging, a restaurant, and gift shop. Lodgepole Village offers food service, market, showers, laundry, and a post office.

There are several excellent hiking trails in the area including beautiful Tokopah Falls.

Eco-Friendly Notes

During the summer, visitors may park and ride a free shuttle from the Lodgepole area to the General Sherman Tree, Giant Forest Museum, Moro Rock, Crescent Meadow, Wolverton, Wuksachi Lodge, and Dorst Creek Campground, as well as other attractions in the area.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not permitted on any trails within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, but are allowed 100 feet from roads in developed areas (picnic areas, campgrounds, and roads). 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.


Visitor Center is open daily. Daylight hours - Check website for current status.

Seasons Open

The park and area are open year-round. The museum may be closed in winter. Check park website for more info.


The museum 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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