Three Rivers is a small unincorporated town , in the foothills of and on the west side southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. The town is the gateway community to Sequoia National Park, home of the giant sequoia redwoods.
The area has its definite seasons and the slight increase in elevation from the San Joaquin Valley floor allows us to be above the Tule fog for most of the winter as well as have a slight decrease in evening heat in the summertime.
Winter and early spring provides the rain for the entire year. The grasses return within weeks of the first rain and if the rain paces itself the surrounding hills become emerald green and by early February the wildflowers begin to emerge in succession, typically by color. By June the grasses brown out and the wildflowers are gone and the hills turn gold, the reported origin of the "golden rolling hills of California".
Summers can be hot , but mostly with low humidity. Occasionally in July, August and September temperatures can be above 100 degrees.
The town has a few restaurants, small grocery stores, a video rental store, and many arts and craft shops and galleries. There are 2 gas stations in town, a post office, a bank and a credit union - each of which have ATM's, and a pharmacy that is open during the week. Three Rivers is 40 minutes east of Visalia, 25 minutes from Woodlake to the northwest and an average of 5-10 minutes from Kaweah Lake.
WEATHER INFO: http://www.wunderground.com/US/CA/Three_Rivers.html