Recreation

Welcome to one of the most beautiful National Forests for recreation activities. The Sequoia National Forest is sure to provide a wonderful recreational experience.


A wide range of outdoor recreation activites can be found on the Sequoia National Forest. The Forest has a great diversity of recreation opportunities. This land is your land to visit, to care for, and to enjoy. Here you'll be able to find and choose an adventure into California's great outdoors! Choose by recreation activity,  choose by location, or choose by area and activity.

Click on the district you plan to visit,
Hume Lake Ranger District
Western Divide Ranger District
Kern River Ranger District

You can learn more by viewing our Recreation Opportunity Guides as well.

...or click on the map below...

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Big Meadows Open to Visitor Hume Lake Ranger District
Breckenridge Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
Generals Highway Open to Visitor Hume Lake Ranger District
Golden Trout Wilderness    Western Divide Ranger District
Grouse Meadow Camping Area Open to Visitor
Hume Lake Open to Visitor Hume Lake Ranger District
Jennie Lakes Wilderness Open to Visitor Seasonal Road Closure. Foot traffic is welcome from Big Meadows Winter Trailhead.
Kennedy Meadows Trailhead Open to Visitor Open.
Kern Wild and Scenic River Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
Kings Canyon Scenic Byway Open to Visitor Seasonal Road Closure. Road close at 180 and Hume Lake Road, Foot Traffic is Welcome.
Kings Wild and Scenic River Open to Visitor Hume Lake Ranger District
Lake Isabella Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
Lloyd Meadow    Kern River Ranger District
Monarch Wilderness Open to Visitor Hume Lake Ranger District
Piute Mountains Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
Scodie Mountains Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
South Sierra Wilderness Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
West Side Plateau Open to Visitor Kern River Ranger District
Fire Danger Level: Low
Areas & Activities

Visitor Information

  • Recreation Opportunity Guides

    Detailed recreation information for hiking, camping, wildlife, outdoor ethics, and more...

  • Passes and Permits

    Campfire Permits, River Permits, Southern Sierra Passes, America the Beautiful (Annual, Senior, and Access), and more...

  • Wilderness

    Wilderness travel planning information...