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    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 »

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  • 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 »

New Facilities: Wuksachi Village

The new Wuksachi Lodge sits among towering pines and firs with a backdrop of the snow-crested High Sierra.

The new Wuksachi Lodge sits among towering pines and firs with a backdrop of the snow-crested High Sierra.

NPS photo Steve Collector

Giant Forest had been the primary site for overnight accommodations in Sequoia National Park. At peak season, over 300 concession employees lived and worked there, and 248 rooms were offered to the public. To remove development from Giant Forest, these functions had to be replaced elsewhere. After consideration of several alternatives and extensive consultation with the public as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, the decision was made to construct a replacement facility five miles north of Giant Forest in the Clover Creek area. This new facility was named Wuksachi Village to commemorate the Wuksachi band of Western Mono (Monache) Indians that seasonally used the area prior to Euroamerican settlement.
Lodging is nestled among pines and firs at Wuksachi Village.

Lodging is nestled among pines and firs at Wuksachi Village.

NPS photo

In 1985, the National Park Service began construction of the infrastructure at Wuksachi - roads, parking lots, bridges, walkways, underground utilities, water and wastewater treatment facilities, a fire station, and staff housing. In 1998 a new concessions contract was awarded to Delaware North Parks Services, who committed to constructing the registration, dining, and lodging buildings planned for Wuksachi. The first lodging and dining facilities opened at Wuksachi Village in June 1999.

Present facilities at Wuksachi Village include three lodging units offering 102 rooms to the public, housing for concession employees, and a registration, dining, gift shop, and conference room complex. The master plan for the site calls for a potential full buildout to 414 rooms.
Architect's plan showing Wuksachi Village
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Did You Know?

Layer of air pollution seen from park views..

Sequoia and Kings Canyon suffer from one of the worst air-pollution problems of any national park! Pollution — particularly ozone — from the Central Valley and the Bay Area is carried up into these mountains by warm winds. It challenges all of us everywhere to clear the air!