Three Rivers, California




Sheila Stone, owner of Sequoia Vacation Rentals, gives us the locals inside scoop on what it’s like to live, work and play in Three Rivers, California, on Big Blend Radio.

A gateway community of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Three Rivers is a four season destination that hosts a full calendar of events and festivals, and a variety of seasonal and cultural activities. Boasting four gentle seasons, the area provides year-round opportunity to enjoy Three Rivers and Lake Kaweah, along with Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and the Sequoia National Forest, which offer a number of recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, horseback riding, birding and wildlife viewing, field tours and star gazing.

The world’s largest tree, the General Sherman, is found in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest, and one of the deepest canyons is found in neighboring Kings Canyon National Park. Known for its fall colors, mild winters, spring wildflowers and warm summers, snow in Three Rivers is rare. However, neighboring Sequoia National Park offers pristine snow shoe walks and cross-country skiing under giant sequoias.

Three Rivers celebrates the arts with a variety of art classes and events such as the 1st Saturday studio and gallery tour, and concerts presented by the Three Rivers Performing Arts Institute, the Sierra Traditional Jazz Club, and Tulare County Symphony. Three Rivers is also home to the Three Rivers Historical Society Museum, and the second smallest post office in the country which is over 120 years old and is still in operation. From bed and breakfast inns to hotel lodging and camping, there are a variety of lodging options to choose from, as well as a vibrant array of dining and shopping destinations. To plan your visit to Three Rivers and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, visit

Local Highlights include: 1st Saturday Art, Sequoia National Park, Lake Kaweah, Three Rivers Historical Society Museum, Three Rivers Performing Arts Institute, Wood ‘n Horse Horseback Riding, Lion’s Roping Arena.

Regional Highlights include: Bravo Lake Botanical Garden (approx. 10 miles), Kaweah Oaks Preserve (approx. 22 miles), Exeter Mural Tour (approx. 23 miles), Exeter Courthouse Art Gallery and Museum (approx. 23 miles), Exeter Public Golf Course (approx.. 23 miles), Visalia Fox Theatre (approx. 30 miles), AgVentures! Learning Center / International Agri-Center (approx. 40 miles), Kings Canyon National Park (approx. 44 miles), Tulare County Fairgrounds (approx. 47 miles), Lake Success (approx. 50 miles), Balch Park Campground (approx. 70 miles), Yosemite National Park (approx. 135 miles).

Nearby Cities include: Exeter (approx. 23 miles), Lindsay (approx. 28 miles), Visalia (approx. 28 miles), Tulare (approx. 45 miles), Porterville (approx. 40 miles), Hanford (approx. 49 miles), Fresno (approx. 72 miles), Kettleman City (approx. 80 miles), Bakersfield (approx. 88 miles), Paso Robles (approx. 135 miles), and Los Angeles (approx. 200 miles), and Sacramento (approx. 240 miles).

Nearby Airports: Visalia Municipal Airport-VIS (approx. 34 miles), Fresno Yosemite International Airport (approx. 77 miles), Bakersfield Municipal Airport (approx. 83miles), Los Angeles International Airport (approx. 200 miles), LA/Ontario International Airport (approx. 235 miles), San Francisco International Airport (approx. 258 miles).

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