Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions
Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »
Road Construction Delays Begin on Park Roads for 2014 Season
Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5 a.m.-3 p.m., 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, 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 »
General Management Plan (GMP)
General Management Plan (GMP)
This notice is provided pursuant to the May 29, 2012 Remedy Order issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in the case High Sierra Hikers Assn. v. U.S. Department of the Interior, Case Number 09-cv-04621 (RS). The public is advised that portions of the General Management Plan and its Record of Decision (ROD) have been vacated by the Court's Remedy Order.
The portions of the GMP and ROD that have been vacated are those that "provide: (1) programmatic guidance regarding the type or level of commercial stock services necessary in SEKI's wilderness; [and] (2) direction as to the need, appropriateness, or size of developments, structures, or facilities used completely or partially for commercial stock services. This includes all references to the future development or installation of stock facilities including, but not limited to, those anticipated in the Ash Mountain/Foothills area, at North Fork, in the South Fork and Dillonwood areas, in Mineral King, and to replace the Wolverton station."
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' forthcoming Wilderness Stewardship Plan will address the types and levels of commercial stock use that are necessary in these parks' wilderness and the need, appropriateness and/or size of stock related facilities. Information about the issues that will be addressed and about ways to participate in the parks' ongoing wilderness stewardship planning process can be found at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/sekiwild.
Did You Know?
Sequoias get so large because they grow fast over a long lifetime. They live so long because they are resistant to many insects and diseases, and because they can survive most fires. Sequoias do have a weakness — a shallow root system. The main cause of death among mature sequoias is toppling.