Balch Park

Balch Park is home to some of the most spectacular giant sequoia trees in the Sierra Nevada. The 160-acre county park has two lakes with excellent trout fishing. It is located 20 miles NE of Springville surrounded by Mountain Home State Forest and the Giant Sequoia National Monument. It was established as a Tulare County Park in 1923, and incorporates 71 campsites which are available on a first come/first served basis from May through October, weather permitting.

Tulare County is home to the big trees. Both Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, the Giant Sequoia National Monument or Trail of 100 Giants, and Tulare County’s Balch Park offer chances to get up close and personal with giant sequoia trees. Learn more about our unique area at Col. Allensworth State Historic Park, and other scenic sites such as the Pixley National Wildlife Refuge and the Kaweah Oaks Preserve.

If you are looking for an unforgettable outdoor experience, explore Tulare County and:  Come Play! Have an adventure! Our county is home to both the General Sherman Tree, the world’s largest tree and Mt. Whitney, the highest summit in the contiguous United States.

Tulare County Parks & Recreation

Maintains 14 parks and two museums, the Tulare County Museum and the History of Farm Labor & Agriculture Museum, both located in scenic Mooney Grove Park in Visalia, home of the world famous End of the Trail statue. Click here for park descriptions
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Information and reservations: (559) 624-7000


City of Dinuba Parks & Recreation Services
Maintains 11 municipal parks. Information and reservations: (559) 591-5940
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City of Exeter Parks & Recreation Department
Maintains municipal parks. Information and reservations: (559) 592-9244
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City of Farmersville
Recreational features include a children’s waterpark
Information and reservations: (559) 747-0458

City of Lindsay Recreation Services
Maintains many municipal parks and recreational facilities, including the Aquatic Center and McDermont Fieldhouse, a unique and dynamic sports and recreation center, and a municipal golf course, Information and reservations: (559) 562-4929
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City of Tulare Parks & Recreation Department
Maintains 12 municipal parks. Information and reservations: (559) 684-4310
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City of Porterville Parks & Leisure Services
Maintains 10 parks, golf course, extensive trail system, museum and 2 libraries. Information and reservation: (559) 782-7536
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City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department
Maintains nearly 40 municipal parks, watersways and trails, an urban forest, four community centers, a sports park and a municipal golf course. Information and reservations: (559) 713-4365
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City of Woodlake Public Works Department
Maintains Miller Brown and Willow Ct. municipal parks. Information and reservations: (559) 564-8055
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