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 »
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?
Although California's state flag has a grizzly bear on it, no grizzlies live in California anymore. The last known grizzly in the state was shot in 1922 just outside what is now Kings Canyon National Park. The remaining bears are all black bears -- no matter what color they are.