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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. 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, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. 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 »

Community Newsletters

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks have numerous local communities as neighbors. To maintain a positive relationship with the residents nearby, the parks are committed to providing accurate and timely information about the fire and fuels management program.

Twice each year, the parks develop newsletter for gateway communities and other interested parties. The pre-season newsletter in late spring gives detailed information about upcoming fire and fuels projects for the year. The post-season newsletter in winter provides a "wrap-up" of all fire events and reports project accomplishments.

2014: Pre-Season Newsletter (pdf 712 kb)

2013: Pre-Season Newsletter (pdf 544 kb)

2012: Post-Season Newsletter (pdf 1269 kb)
Pre-Season Newsletter (pdf 654 kb)

2011: Post-Season Newsletter (pdf 559 kb)
Pre-Season Newsletter (pdf, 607 kb)

2010: Post-Season Newsletter (pdf, 775 kb)
Pre-Season Newsletter (pdf, 1748 kb)

2009: Post-Season Newsletter (pdf, 699 kb)
Pre-Season Newsletter (pdf, 2,036 kb)

Did You Know?

Yellow Star thistle

The yellow star thistle is one of many invasive and damaging non-native plants threatening the parks. It quickly takes over areas, displacing native plants and the native animals that rely on them. Please avoid bringing seeds and non-native plant materials into the parks. More...