Three Rivers

Three Rivers is the gateway community to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The town draws its name from the three forks of the Kaweah River — Middle, North and South — which converge in Three Rivers. There are actually five waterways — including the East and Marble forks — which create the diverse and dramatic Kaweah canyon.

Three Rivers offers many opportunities for fine or casual dining, a wide range of lodging both in town and riverside, and has an active arts and music community. For the physically active, there’s hiking, biking, camping, rock-climbing, boating, swimming, fishing and guided whitewater rafting.

Located near the geographical center of Tulare County, the Three Rivers area was home to approximately 2,000 Native Americans when the county was formed in 1852. The first Western settler arrived in 1856 and started raising cattle. Other ranchers soon followed. Silver was discovered in the area in 1872, and the following year the Mineral King Mining District was formed. In 1879 the name Three Rivers was adopted and residents applied for the creation of a local post office, an application that was finally granted on May 17, 1890. The current 10-by-12-foot Kaweah Post Office was constructed in 1910 with a materials cost of $15 and was moved several times to accommodate its patrons. It was designated a State Historic Landmark No. 389 on October 24, 1948. The Kaweah Post Office is still in operation today.

The artists of Three Rivers have joined together to create a day of food, fun, and fabulous art. It is held on the 1st Saturday of every month ( www.1stsaturdaytr.com ) Visitors can watch artists painting, enjoy the fresh mountain air, eat good food and listen to local musicians. For more information about Three River’s active arts community, visit the Arts Alliance of Three River.

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors
2800 W. Burrel Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
559-636-5000
www.co.tulare.ca.us

Sequoia Foothills Chamber of Commerce
42268 Sierra Drive?/ P.O. Box 818
Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 561-3300? or (877) 530-3300
www.threerivers.com