• 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 »

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.

The parks are currently in Stage "None" with no fire restrictions. Current stage is highlighted in yellow below.

 


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

Did You Know?

Thermometer shows temperature of 100 degrees.

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?