Near Lodgepole Village in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
For the Good of the Giants
Development in the Giant Forest began long ago. As early as the 1890ís people began building here. Campgrounds, hotels, shops, a post office, park headquarters, parking lots, a gas station, and a sewage treatment plant all stood on the roots of the sequoias.
Over time, people recognized the damage being done to the groveís ecology and beauty. In the 1970ís the park began to move services to less sensitive areas. In 1999 the last building came down.
Today, the only facilities left here are those dedicated to one thing – helping you learn about giant sequoias.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 33.886′ N, 118° 46.374′ W. Marker is near Lodgepole Village, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on Generals Highway (State Highway 198). Click for map. This marker is located in Sequoia National Park at the Giant Forest Museum. The museum is located approximately one hour north of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. one mile away); Cattle Cabin (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Sherman Tree (approx. 1.6 miles away); Middle Fork Canyon (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks (approx. 3.6 miles away); Battle Mountain (approx. 10.2 miles away); General Grant Tree Trail (approx. 16.8 miles away); The Centennial Stump (approx. 16.9 miles away).
Also see . . . The Giant Forest Museum. NPS website with information on the museum which is where the marker is located. (Submitted on July 12, 2011.)
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