The Sierra National Forest is located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada 50 miles east of Fresno, California. Its 1.3 million acres extend from the Merced River south to the Kings River east to the Crest of the Sierra Nevada. Forest terrain ranges from gently rolling, oak-covered foothills along the San Joaquin Valley to the rugged majestic snow capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada Crest.

The three major access routes are State Highway 41, State Highway 140 accessing the northern half of the Forest, and State Highway 168 accessing the southern half.

The Sierra has 11 reservoirs, 528,000 acres of designated wilderness, over 60 campgrounds, two wild and scenic rivers and 1,100 miles of trails. The Sierra National Forest provides an array of recreational opportunities.

A continuing goal of the Forest is to provide as many accessible opportunities to persons with disabilities so that all will be able to share in the common day-to-day experiences that non-disabled take for granted. Although many areas have wheelchair accessible campsites and/or restrooms, a greater number of sites are being made accessible.


Federally issued Interagency Senior Pass ($80 one-time fee) and Interagency Access (free) Passports are honored at all National Forest facilities. Passports can be obtained in person at National Forest offices. These permits allow discounts on campground fees and free entrance to all National parks.


The State of California offers "Disabled Discount Pass" for discounts to State Park facilities and free fishing licenses for the disabled. Contact your nearest California Department of Fish and WildlifeOffice for a free annual fishing license or contact the Sacramento Office at:

California Deptartment. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact your nearest California Department of Parks and Recreation office for a "Disabled Discount Pass", or write the Sacramento Office at:

Dept. of Parks and Recreation
1416 9th Street
Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Cost is a one-time fee of $3.50. This gives you a 50% discount on all State Park fees.


For your convenience, selected campgrounds on the Sierra National Forest offer sites that may be reserved. Reservations are advised for all selected National Forest campgrounds during peak seasons. The peak season for most campgrounds is Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Reservations are available by contacting:

National Recreation Reservation Service
TDD 1-877-833-6777


Areas that are currently wheelchair accessible are listed below (not all locations/facilities are 100% accessible). Due to road and weather conditions, not all locations are available year round. We invite you to explore the opportunities available on the Sierra National Forest, and your comments and suggestions are appreciated. Please mail comments to:

Sierra National Forest
1600 Tollhouse Road
Clovis CA 93611