Fire managers may institute fire restrictions any time that fire danger and general conditions call for them. The goal of the restrictions is to reduce the possibility of accidental human-caused fire that could threaten visitors and employees during times of high fire danger. To minimize a surprise when you get to the parks, check this information right before you travel and ask in a visitor center when you arrive.
Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 fire restrictions are implemented due to fire danger. However, additional fire restrictions are in place for Wilderness/ Backcountry travel to ensure minimum impact practices. Please visit here for more information.
Effective October 3, 2014 there are no fire restrictions in place in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.