UPDATE ON RELEASE AS OF 7/1/2023:  All Sequoia Shuttle Services will run on regular schedule and there are no anticipated service interruptions at this time. If you received notice of cancellation for your upcoming reservation please call 1-877-287-4453 to make arrangements or confirm your date of travel. 


Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park Reopens to Visitors

Visit Visalia is ready for First Long Summer Weekend that Kick-starts Outdoor Adventure


Visalia, Calif. (JUNE 28, 2023) -  This Independence Day holiday weekend kick-offs peak summer vacation time. Those looking for a national park getaway will be thrilled that beginning July 1, the Giant Forest area, which includes the General Sherman Tree, will be accessible from both the Highway 198 Ash Mountain and the Highway 180 Big Stump entrances. Road repairs made to the Generals Highway in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will allow visitor traffic to flow through the parks. Visit Visalia is ready with tips and suggestions for eager travelers ready to hit the road for a summertime vacation. 

Many attractions popular with visitors, both inside the parks and in the gateway community of Visalia, will be open for the holiday weekend and seasonal businesses are ready to welcome visitors for summer travel. Here is what’s on tap for some of the most popular destinations:

Opening in the Parks

Happening in Visalia 

Travel Itineraries 

Visitors can find help for planning for their vacation on the Visit Visalia website (www.visitvisalia.com) which offers itinerary suggestions, especially for the three-day weekend, national parks information, hiking, exploring and more. (https://www.visitvisalia.com/articles/july-4th-celebration-in-visalia)

Located in central California with easy access from major cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, Visalia makes a great home base for exploration of the nearby Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Visitors can also experience the best in local food, culture, and adventure. 


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ABOUT VISIT VISALIA: 

Visit Visalia is a collaboration of the Visalia Tourism and Marketing District and the Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCVB) dedicated to marketing, advertising, public relations and other promotional efforts that inspire travel to the City of Visalia. Visit Visalia works closely with local lodging properties, restaurants and attractions to foster interest in Visalia as a year-round destination for leisure, family, and meeting and convention travelers. For more information about Visit Visalia go to www.VisitVisalia.com and follow Visit Visalia on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


Media Contact:

Visit Visalia
Suzanne Bianco, Tourism Marketing Director
Suzanne@VisitVisalia.com
(559) 334-0141

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