Changes to Some Opening/Closing Dates for Services and Facilities – Check Back for Updates
Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks have changed due to weather and/or other circumstances. See link for details and match to locations on the park map (under "Park Tools," bottom left, this page). More »
Road Conditions (Entire Park) and Road Construction Delays (if Entering/Exiting Hwy. 198)
Expect 20-minute to 1-hour construction delays on main road through parks (Generals Hwy) until Memorial Day weekend (7 a.m.-6 p.m.). See link for schedule. Call for 24-hour road conditions info: 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1, 1). More »
Vehicle Length Limits Have Changed in Sequoia NP (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 new vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »
You May Have Trouble Calling Us. Use the "Contact Us" Link (Bottom Left) to Send an E-mail.
We are experiencing technical problems receiving some incoming phone calls at the parks. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please keep trying to reach us or check this website for frequently-asked questions. The search box (top, right) may be helpful.
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?
Amphibians and reptiles live at all elevations within Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. They range from common (such as western fence lizards and garter snakes) to rare (such as the mountain yellow-legged frog) to locally extinct (such as the foothill yellow-legged frog).