• 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 »

Air Quality -- Education

Hiker on John Muir/Pacific Crest Trail above Charlotte Lake in Kings Canyon National Park
Good air quality is an essential part of the experience that draws people to the parks. But more importantly, it is something we simply cannot live without.
NPS Photo
 

Educational outreach is a large component of the air program of these Parks. Informational talks are given as training to park employees who in turn provide information to visitors to these Parks. Air pollution issues are presented to school groups, various organizations, and the media. Education focuses on different types of air pollution present in the Parks, the sources of Park air pollutants, air pollution monitoring efforts by Park staff, possible effects of air pollutants on living things within the Parks, and actions that people can take to help prevent and reduce air pollution.

Education Links

California Air Resources Board
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

Did You Know?

Mineral King.

The Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park contains one of the finest examples of alpine karst topography in the United States. More than 30 caves, 15 springs, dozens of sinkholes, blind valleys, and sinking streams occur in this area.