Elevation : 6,700 ft
Lodgepole Visitor Center located on the Generals Highway 21 miles (34 km) from the Ash Mountain Entrance, 2 miles (3 km) north of the General Sherman Tree. In the conifer zone; elevation 6,700 feet (2,040 m). Explore the natural and human history of the southern Sierra Nevada and view a short video, "Bears of the Sierra."
Crystal Cave tour tickets sold until 3:30 p.m. (summer only) tickets are NOT sold at the cave. Books, maps, and educational materials for sale. Local wilderness permits issued. Bear canisters for sale or rent. Accessible restrooms. Pay phone. First aid.
Open Friday - Monday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (winter hours)
Open daily April 1 - May 11, 2012, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Starting May 12, 2012, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Starting May 25, 2012, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Open daily in summer with a stop for the park shuttle. Phone: 559-565-4436.