National Forests and Parks
There are 24,252,941 acres of National Forest and 6,394,683 acres of National Park/Monument in California. Over forty percent of that is within the Sierra Nevada mountains alone.
The Sierra Nevada is home to nine National Forests, three National Parks and two National Monuments, including the newly created Giant Sequoia National Monument. The Bureau of Land Management also manages several hundred thousand acres within the Sierra Nevada, mostly in the southeast corner of the range (see map). Overall, there are over 13 million acres of federal public lands in the Sierra Nevada, about 63% of the entire range.
In addition, there are numerous small state parks in the Sierra Nevada, including Calaveras Big Trees State Park, Sugar Pine Point State Park, and many others. Visit the official California State Parks page for more information.
Click on the links in the list below the map to visit the official site for each forest or park.
- Land Ownership in the Sierra Nevada (map)
- Wilderness areas in the Sierra Nevada (map)
- List of wilderness areas with links
|Lassen National Forest||
|Lassen National Park||
|Plumas National Forest||
|Tahoe National Forest||
|Eldorado National Forest||
|Toiyabe National Forest||
|Stanislaus National Forest||
|Yosemite National Park||
|Inyo National Forest||
|Devils Postpile National Monument||
|Sierra National Forest||
|Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park||
|Giant Sequoia National Monument||
|Sequoia National Forest||
|Total National Forest||
|Total National Park||
|Total National Monument||