• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN

    The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.

  • Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time

    All vehicles must carry chains or cables when entering a chain-restricted area. It's the law (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503). Road conditions may change often. For road conditions, call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1). 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 »

  • 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 »

For Kids

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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 Facts Sheet and Statistics (PDF) 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?

Rangers lay a wreath at the foot of the General Grant Tree, the Nation's Christmas Tree.

The General Grant Tree is the only living thing designated by Congress as a national shrine. This sequoia is a living memorial to the men and women of the United States who have given their lives in service to their country.