Covering 1,139,500 acres in central California at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada
, Sequoia National Forest extends from Kings River southward to the Kern River and Piute Mountains and western from the Sierra Nevada
summit to the brush-covered foothills of the San Joaquin Valley
Giant sequoias, the Kern Plateau and the Golden Trout, Monarch, Jennie Lakes, Southern Sierra, Dome Land and Kiavah wildernesses are among the most popular attractions in the forest.
More than 50 campgrounds and picnic areas provide bases for fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing and hunting. Whitewater rafting is popular on the Kern and Kings rivers.