• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

Fire Restrictions

Fire managers may institute fire restrictions any time that fire danger and general conditions call for them. The goal of the restrictions is to reduce the possibility of accidental human-caused fire that could threaten visitors and employees during times of high fire danger. To minimize a surprise when you get to the parks, check this information right before you travel and ask in a visitor center when you arrive.

Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 fire restrictions are implemented due to fire danger. However, additional fire restrictions are in place for Wilderness/ Backcountry travel to ensure minimum impact practices. Please visit here for more information.

Effective October 3, there are no fire restrictions in place in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

 


Stage Level


Designated
Campgrounds



Designated
Picnic Areas


Backcountry
Wilderness Travel


Smoking

NONE

No Restriction

No Restriction

See which Picnic Areas
have grills available.

See year round elevation/site specific Wilderness campfire restrictions. Refer to the
Minimum Impact Restrictions.

No Restriction

Stage I

HIGH

Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in South Fork campground.

All fires and stoves are allowed in all other campgrounds.

Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in Hospital Rock and Ash Mountain picnic areas.

All fires and stoves are allowed in all other designated picnic areas.

Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited below 6,000 feet. Year-round elevation/site-specific wilderness fire restrictions also apply. Refer to the Minimum Impact Restrictions.

Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve) and tablet/cube stoves are permitted.

No smoking below 6,000 feet, except within an enclosed vehicle, a building in which smoking is allowed, a campground or picnic area where wood and charcoal fires are allowed, or a designated smoking area.

Stage 2

VERY HIGH

Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in South Fork, Potwisha, and Buckeye Flat campgrounds.

Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve) and tablet/cube stoves are permitted.

Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in Hospital Rock and Ash Mountain picnic areas.

Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve) and tablet/cube stoves are permitted.

Stage 2 fire restrictions are the same as Stage 1.Stage 2 fire restrictions are the same as Stage 1.

Stage 3

EXTREME

Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited at all elevations.

Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve) and tablet/cube stoves are permitted.

Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited in all picnic areas.

Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve) and tablet/cube stoves are permitted.

Wood and charcoal fires (including wood-burning stoves) are prohibited at all elevations.


Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve) and tablet/cube stoves are permitted.

No smoking at any elevation except within an enclosed vehicle, a building in which smoking is allowed, or a designated smoking area.
 

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