• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays Begin on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5 a.m.-3 p.m., including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. More »

  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

    Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »

  • You May Have Trouble Calling Us

    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »

For Kids

Please read important park alerts by clicking the red tab above before you come to the parks.

 

FOR KIDS IN THE PARKS

Programs
Rangers present free interpretive programs for families throughout the year, and additional programs - such as Kids' Campfire Talks - may be available in the summer months. Stop by a visitor center or check the weekly program flyer to find out about upcoming programs. More about free ranger-led programs...

Junior Ranger Program
Kids ages 5 and up are invited to participate in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Junior Ranger program. Pick up a free Junior Ranger booklet at any visitor center. Turn completed booklets into a ranger at a visitor center or evening program to take the Junior Ranger pledge and receive the official Sequoia and Kings Canyon Junior Ranger badge.

FOR KIDS ONLINE

Download the
2013 Fact Sheet to learn about Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Kids Zone
This interactive site contains more than 50 interactive activities designed to connect children with the people, places and events commemorated in the country's 391 National Park Service sites. more...

Sequoia Seeds
A great newspaper for kids! Read all about trees, animals, caves, fire, people of the past, and park rangers. Click "more" below to see a copy. (The file is in Adobe Acrobat, which you can download from that page). more...

WebRangers
To learn about parks all over the country, try becoming a WebRanger! Explore this national, web-based Junior Ranger Program. more...

Online Climate-Change Activities for Kids
Kids Climate Change (Environmental Protection Agency)
Kids Saving Energy (U.S. Department of Energy)
Students and Kids (U.S. Department of Energy)
WebRangers Global Connection (NPS)
For Kids Only (NASA)

Did You Know?

Copper Creek Valley.

The mid-elevation Sierra coniferous forest supports a remarkable diversity of tree species. Here ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, white fir, sugar pine, and scattered groves of giant sequoia intermix, forming one of the most extensive stands of old-growth coniferous forest remaining in the world. More...