• 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 »

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 721 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?

Speleothem, a cave formation.

Crystal Cave, a marble cavern, is a complex maze more than 3 miles long. Parts of it are open via tours. Many varieties of beautiful speleothems decorate the cave, including rarely formed "shields" and "raft cones." A number of unique species of animals live in the cave and its stream. More...