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.

See also:

National Park/Forest Acreage
Lassen National Forest
1,374,945
Lassen National Park
106,372
Plumas National Forest
1,400,895
Tahoe National Forest
1,238,425
Eldorado National Forest
884,635
Toiyabe National Forest
696,628
Stanislaus National Forest
1,090,039
Yosemite National Park
761,266
Inyo National Forest
1,940,762
Devils Postpile National Monument
798
Sierra National Forest
1,412,801
Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park
864,180
Giant Sequoia National Monument
327,769
Sequoia National Forest
864,991
TOTALS
Total National Forest
10,904,041
Total National Park
1,731,818
Total National Monument
328,567
GRAND TOTAL
12,964,426