The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead up to the centennial, we invite you to participate in Find Your Park Experiences to learn, discover, be inspired, or simply have fun in national parks. Find Your Park Experiences offer unique opportunities to explore national parks both in person and online. Check out the experiences in this park or search all experiences to identify an opportunity that matches your interests. You can also share your national park story at FindYourPark.com.
A Call to Action remains the foundation for our 2016 centennial preparations. It is the National Park Service's blueprint for the future, outlining the innovative work we want to accomplish. Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing and get involved!
Dark skies over the Sierra Nevada and in other remote areas offer the gift of stars. The universe spreads far and wide over your head for your delight and contemplation. Read more
Climb the historic staircase up a granite dome to see the Sierra Nevada's Great Western Divide. Ten of its peaks are over 13,500 feet tall! Read more
The Sierra Nevada, called the "range of light" by naturalist John Muir, reaches its highest crest in the wilderness of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Its trails beckon visitors with trails of varying scenery and levels of challenge. The mountains are calling -- go! Read more
Meadows and wetlands provide critical habitat for wildlife and delightful views for us! Visit a meadow that was rescued from death by a fascinating restoration effort in Sequoia National Park employees and volunteers. Read more
The world's largest trees offer many experiences and lessons as you move among them. Miles of trail through numerous sequoia groves reveal varying views of these majestic beings. Read more
The statistics are simply stated: These parks have trained over 200 employees in the 16-hour Operational Leadership course. Significant coordination and commitment lies behind these numbers, but the payoff is well worth it. Read more
Orientation, interpretation, and safety information increased dramatically in quality and availability this year, thanks to investments in updating and upgrading dozens of wayside exhibits throughout the parks. Read more
Ten interns from nine different colleges participated in the parks internship program this year. Each student worked hard to learn about and contribute to various park programs, ranging from wilderness and air quality to archival work and ecological restoration. Read more
More than 200 young people from 16 organizations camped, worked on service projects, and participated in park activities this summer, thanks to the efforts of two seasonal youth-leadership liaisons for the Volunteer-in-Parks program. The liaisons focused on engaging under-served youth in volunteer projects that included opportunities for learning and focused on developing values, conservation awareness, and citizen stewardship. Read more
Two projects moved these parks ahead in the accessibility arena: A new type of tactile exhibit was installed along a fabulous trail among giant sequoias, and audio-visual programs offer options that increase their availability to all. Read more