• Giant Sequoia Trees

    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 »

Fire Dispatch And Operations

Today's Date: 10/20/14
Fire Danger Rating: Moderate

Preparedness Levels

Staffing Levels



Ash Mountain

Geographic Area


Grant Grove

Local / Park


Cedar Grove

Park Fuels Burn Index (BI) / Energy Release Components (ERC)

Ash Mountain BI

Grant Grove ERC

Cedar Grove BI

District Duty Officers

Sequoia District


Kings Canyon District




Engine 51 is a Type 3 Wildland Fire Engine which responds to incidents locally, regionally and nationally.
Kings Canyon National Park Engine 51 on scene of a local prescribed fire.
NPS Photo

For current fire information and to learn more about
the fire management program in these parks
click here to be routed to 'Fire in the Parks'.

Did You Know?

Col. Charles Young in uniform

In 1903, an African-American served as superintendent of Sequoia National Park, the first to do so in the National Park Service. Colonel Charles Young and his troops played a major part in completing the first wagon road to the Giant Forest, and the Moro Rock Road. A sequoia tree was named for him. More...