Sequoia Dining & Picnics


Sequoia's Wolverton BBQ is an experience you won't want to miss. Enjoy an amazing all-you-can-eat Western BBQ, and learn about the park in a unique way through the eyes of a Living History storyteller!

Old West grilling doesn’t get any more authentic than the Wolverton BBQ. Sequoia’s beautiful Wolverton Meadow hosts this spectacular al-fresco, all-you-can-eat cookout under the stars. Dine on delectable summer-fresh fare from the Wuksachi Lodge culinary team with mouth-watering meats and sides that tempt taste buds of all types. Entertaining interpretive talks from the park’s Living History storytellers bring legendary Sequoia personalities to life, highlighting this memorable family night out.

Fourth Graders Eat Free in 2016!

In Celebration of the Park Service Centennial

The National Park Service is offering free entry into the national parks for families accompanied by a fourth grader for all of 2016 as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. We're participating this year at the Wolverton BBQ by offering free entry to any fourth grader accompanied by an adult. To find out how fourth graders can register and get their pass, just go to the Every Kid in a Park website.

Time: Dinner is available starting at 5:00 pm every night. Hours may vary based on sunset.

Tickets: Adults $24.99 • Children (4–12 years) $12.50
Purchase by 2:00 pm day-of at the Wuksachi Lodge, Lodgepole Market, or Grant Grove Market in Kings Canyon. Tickets are also available at the Wolverton Recreation Area during the barbecue.

Location: The BBQ is located at the Wolverton Meadow Recreation Area in Sequoia National Park, off Wolverton Road - 10 minutes from the Lodgepole Market, 15 minutes from Wuksachi Lodge and 50 minutes from Grant Grove.

Questions: For more information, call 559.565.4070.

Based on availability. Outdoor activities are subject to weather conditions. Event may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions.

Click here, to download and share the 2016 Wolverton BBQ Flyer.

For those of you who want it all, we offer a Wolverton BBQ Package.

BBQ Menu includes all-you-can-eat:

BBQ Ribs
Grilled Chicken with Fresh Mango Salsa
BBQ Pulled Pork
Sierra Bratwursts & Hot Dogs

Old West Lemony Potato Salad
The Peaks Slaw
Fresh Local Summer Corn on the Cob
High Sierra Baked Beans
Organic Spinach & Chopped Egg Salad
Sweet Onion Cornbread with Honey

Fresh Local Sliced Watermelon
Freshly Baked Pecan Pie with Caramel
Pound Cake with Assorted Berry Toppings

Fresh Brewed Iced Tea & Lemonade
Beer & Wine Available for Purchase

The volunteers from Sequoia Natural History below performed for the 2013 season. Volunteers may vary from season to season.

  Lily Sung

Lily Sung is an enchanting Chinese American biology teacher and writer who visits Sequoia National Park in the summer of 1929.Like so many others that summer, they brave the newly completed General's Highway to experience the freedom of the road and the wild wonders of the Giant Forest. Lily's biological interests take root in the fairytale village at Round Meadow, where she discovers Giant Sequoias and the nature center set up by Walter Fry, the park's first naturalist. Through her musings, she connects Sequoia's dramatic landscape to other beautiful places around the world.


  Sally Carrighar

Sally Carrighar was a brilliant writer who found refuge within the wonders of Sequoia National Park. Sally found her peace among the animal companions she wrote about at the park’s own Beetle Rock. After four summers spent at the Park observing wildlife she compiled a book named “One Day on Beetle Rock.” Follow her journey through life that seemed to lead her home, to Sequoia.


  Alice Eastwood

A brilliant botantist whose main ambition in life is to travel the world and collect plants. Her travels, like the famous John Muir, have taken her across the rugged Sierra Nevada including Mt. Whitney. A writer of more than 300 articles and books, this determined botanist overcomes the struggles that overwhelmed women in the late 1800's by becoming one of the first women curators for a major museum. Follow Alice on her adventures in the High Sierra and be inspired to follow whatever dreams you yourself may hold.

  George Smith

In 1879 at the height of the ill-fated Mineral King silver rush, George Smith, a young farmer from Visalia comes to the mining town of Beulah seeking treasure. Heartsick for years over the death of his wife, George hears the mysterious and exciting story of James Crabtree's discovery of the White Chief mine and how he was led to the site by the spirit of a giant white Indian. Driven by the possibilities for finding fortune, this young farmer heads into the mountains and discvoers treasure far more suitable to him than silver. Hear his story and learn how the silver rush was significant in Sequoia's history.

   Wolverton BBQ Photo Gallery



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