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 Cave tickets 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.
The park and area are open year-round. The museum may be closed in winter. Check park website for more info.
Visitor Center is open daily. Daylight hours - Check website for current status.
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.
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.
ADA Accessibility Notes
Shuttles are ADA accessible.
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.