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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • 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?

Beautiful white spar crystals.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks could have been set aside solely to protect the amazing caves found here. The parks protect half of the caves more than a mile long in California, including the longest cave in the state. They contain Pleistocene-era fossils, rare minerals and unique animals.