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 »
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Mineral King Management Plan
The last comprehensive plan for the Mineral King Area was completed in 1980. The purpose of the Mineral King Management Plan (MKMP) is to evaluate recommendations from the park-wide planning documents and determine which would be implemented through the MKMP; to address current and future needs related to visitor use, natural and cultural resources protection, and land protection; to provide long-term management direction for the Mineral King area; and to establish direction and guidance for the protection of the Mineral King Road Cultural Landscape District.
Draft Purpose and Need for Action
Additionally, the plan needs to:
Public Scoping Summary Newsletter - This newsletter provides a snapshot of the comments we received and the main public concerns expressed during public scoping which occurred from April, May, and June 2010. For more detailed information, please see the public scoping summary report posted under "Documents" on this website.
Public Scoping Summary Report - This document provides a summary of the public comments received during the public scoping period for the Mineral King Management Plan and Environmental Assessment.
Summary Report of Comments Received on Draft Standards for Sustaining the Mineral King Road Cultural Landscape District - The National Park Service is developing standards to sustain the long-term historic character of the Mineral King Road Cultural Landscape District (District). This District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Once finalized, the standards will be used by the Mineral King cabin owners and the National Park Service with the repair and maintenance of cabins and facilities within the District for the purposes of protecting this historic district.These standards (formerly called "guidelines") were available for public review in spring 2010. A second draft of the standards will be available in early 2011 for public review.
Related Legislation, Laws, Policies, Guidance & Plans
MKMP Planning Timeline
Did You Know?
Sequoia tree rings tell a fascinating story of survival and adaptation. Many sequoia cross-sections do not show a neat set of concentric growth rings. Among the rings are many scars — indicating repeated fire damage — and as many curved rings, the growth that eventually covered over the scars.