Visit Three Rivers While Staying Right in the Heart of the Town
THINGS TO DO
Discover What There is to See and Do In and Around Three Rivers
With its small town charm, an arts and crafts ambiance that belongs to this unique slice of California wilderness, and friendly people everywhere you go (from the locals to the tourists that trek here from around the globe), you just can’t go wrong in Three Rivers, California.
This Sierra Nevada foothill village of is located at the main entrance to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Three Rivers is a small, creative community immersed in the natural blue oak woodland of the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Three Rivers heralds the approach to the high mountains and the giant forests found in Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. It follows the course of the Kaweah River and offers the pure serenity and beauty of nature.
Ready to Explore? Check Out These Recommended Stops in Three Rivers!
Start your visit at the Three Rivers Visitor’s Center (look for the large Paul Bunyan carved statue in front), located at the Historical Museum on Highway 198. Educational displays and year-long exhibits run by friendly locals will help you learn about the history of the region from the Native Yokuts to the European Kaweah colonists.
Ask at the Visitors Center for advice on local events, festivals, dining and shopping, they will point you in the right direction, although it is hard to get lost in Three Rivers!
Three Rivers is home to two museums, art galleries, many artist studios, a small theater venue, a Veterans memorial building, a traditional jazz club, a world-famous jazz band, and a classical music performing arts institute, a world-famous candy shop, several specialty shops and a scenic 9-hole golf course, two banks, five churches, a retreat center, a family-practice physician and clinic, local mountain healers, two dentists, a library, an historic cemetery in addition to the old Kaweah Post Office, a hardware store, riding stables, veterinary services, an organic farm, and an elementary school.
There are two grocery stores, several convenience stores, a modern post office, a full-service gas station, and 24-hour gasoline. Our restaurants run the gamut from fine dining to casual. Several are located along the riverfront. Some offer live music, from big names to local talent.
Don’t forget to stop at the various antique, boutique and gift shops lining the streets, many with handcrafted local goods and unique regional souvenirs. Many local artists will work on commission, with everything from personalized ceramics to woodcarvings to paintings.
With Lake Kaweah at one end, Sequoia National Park at the other, and three forks of the Kaweah River running through it, there are almost unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities in the Three Rivers area. In town, depending on the season, you can go whitewater rafting, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking and horseback riding. Take in a game of golf, go on a picnic, watch the birds, enjoy the wildflowers, and don’t forget to take in our stunning sunsets and star-filled nights!