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Lodgepole Visitor Center

In the conifer zone; elevation 6700 feet (2040m).


Here you can explore the natural and human history of the southern Sierra Nevada. Movie - Bears of the Sierra. During the summer the visitor center is a stop for the new park shuttle.

Hours + Fees

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Spring - Fall


Additional Details:
Crystal Cave tour tickets sold until 3:30pm (tickets not sold at cave). Books, maps, & educational materials for sale. Local wilderness permits issued. Bear canisters for sale or rent. Accessible restrooms. Pay phone. First aid.

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Basic Directions
On Lodgepole Road, just off the Generals Highway 21 miles (34km) from the Sequoia Park entrance on Highway 198, 2 miles (3km) north of the General Sherman Tree.
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