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 »
Call for Current Status of The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks"
The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) will close with the first significant snowstorm after Jan. 6, 2014, and is expected to remain closed through Apr. 15, 2014. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour status. More »
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 »
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 »
Fire Records and Fire Management Maps
Below are links to: 1) annual fire atlases with a year-end fire summary, 2) burn area maps for specific areas of the parks and 3) links to maps and information about currently active fires in the parks. Most maps are in JPG or Acrobat PDF format. If you need the free Acrobat viewer, you can download it here.
A database of GIS data on the park's fire history is also available.
These maps and accompanying text show prescribed natural fires, suppressed lightning fires, human-caused wildfires, and planned and completed prescribed burns in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. A bar plot summarizing area burned annually with the Parks since 1921 is shown below. The total area burned in 2005, 14,087 acres, was greater than any previous year in the parks for which there are records (back to 1920).
Did You Know?
The record high temperature in the foothills of Sequoia National Park is 118 degrees F, reached in July, 2007. Three times in the last decade it has hit 114 degrees. Is this one sign of global warming?