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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • 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 »

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SPRING 2007- (early April through late June)

1 List of contents and main story: What's new in the parks?
2 General Information: phone numbers, entrance fees, the difference between national parks and national forests.
3 Crystal Cave tours, general information on activities, pack stations.
4 Wilderness permits for backcountry overnights, information on fire, your fees at work.
5 Safety tips, park road information, rules for mountain driving.
6 Highlights to see and do in Sequoia National Park.
7 Highlights to see and do in Kings Canyon National Park and surrounding National Forest.
8 Facilities and free ranger-led programs in Sequoia National Park (Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Wuksachi, the Foothills, & Mineral King).
9 Facilities and free ranger-led programs in Kings Canyon National Park & surrounding National Forest (Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, & nearby forest areas).
10 Staying overnight: storing food from bears, camping do's and don'ts, list of lodgings on park and forest lands.
11 Campgrounds: Chart of details on park & forest campgrounds.
12 Map of roads in the parks (takes longer to download).

WINTER 2006-07 (late November through early April)

1 List of contents and main story: What's new in the parks?
2 General Information: phone numbers, entrance fees, the difference between national parks and national forests.
3 Crystal Cave tours, general information on activities, pack stations.
4 Wilderness permits for backcountry overnights, information on fire, your fees at work.
5 Safety tips, park road information, rules for mountain driving.
6 Highlights to see and do in Sequoia National Park.
7 Highlights to see and do in Kings Canyon National Park and surrounding National Forest.
8 Facilities and free ranger-led programs in Sequoia National Park (Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Wuksachi, the Foothills, & Mineral King).
9 Facilities and free ranger-led programs in Kings Canyon National Park & surrounding National Forest (Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, & nearby forest areas).
10 Staying overnight: storing food from bears, camping do's and don'ts, list of lodgings on park and forest lands.
11 Campgrounds: Chart of details on park & forest campgrounds.
12 Map of roads in the parks (takes longer to download).

FALL 2006 (late September through late November)

1 List of contents and main story: What's new in the parks?
2 General Information: phone numbers, entrance fees, the difference between national parks and national forests.
3 Crystal Cave tours, general information on activities, pack stations.
4 Wilderness permits for backcountry overnights, information on fire, your fees at work.
5 Safety tips, park road information, rules for mountain driving.
6 Highlights to see and do in Sequoia National Park.
7 Highlights to see and do in Kings Canyon National Park and surrounding National Forest.
8 Facilities and free ranger-led programs in Sequoia National Park (Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Wuksachi, the Foothills, & Mineral King).
9 Facilities and free ranger-led programs in Kings Canyon National Park & surrounding National Forest (Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, & nearby forest areas).
10 Staying overnight: storing food from bears, camping do's and don'ts, list of lodgings on park and forest lands.
11 Campgrounds: Chart of details on park & forest campgrounds.
12 Map of roads in the parks (takes longer to download).

LATE SUMMER 2006 (mid-August to late September)

1 List of contents and main story: What's new in the parks?
2 General Information: phone numbers, entrance fees, the difference between national parks and national forests.
3 Crystal Cave tours, general information on activities, pack stations.
4 Wilderness permits for backcountry overnights, information on fire, your fees at work.
5 Safety tips, park road information, rules for mountain driving.
6 Highlights to see and do in Sequoia National Park.
7 Highlights to see and do in Kings Canyon National Park and surrounding National Forest.
8 Facilities and free ranger-led programs in Sequoia National Park (Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Wuksachi, the Foothills, & Mineral King).
9 Facilities and free ranger-led programs in Kings Canyon National Park & surrounding National Forest (Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, & nearby forest areas).
10 Staying overnight: storing food from bears, camping do's and don'ts, list of lodgings on park and forest lands.
11 Campgrounds: Chart of details on park & forest campgrounds.
12 Map of roads in the parks (takes longer to download).

WINTER 2005-2006 (late November through early April)

1 List of contents and main story.
2 General Information: phone numbers, entrance fees, the difference between national parks and national forests.
3 Activities: Pear Lake Ski Hut, picnic areas.
4 Fire information, wilderness permits.
5 Safety tips & warnings, park road information.
6 Highlights in Sequoia: Things to see and do.
7 Highlights in Kings Canyon Park & surrounding national forest: Things to see and do; Nation's Christmas Tree Ceremony.
8 Facilities & ranger-led snowshoe walks in Sequoia (Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Wuksachi, & the Foothills).
9 Facilities & ranger-led snowshoe walks in Kings Canyon (Grant Grove & nearby forest areas).
10 Staying overnight: Storing food from bears, camping do's and don'ts, list of lodgings on park and forest lands.
11 Campgrounds: Chart of details on park & forest campgrounds.
12 Map of park roads (takes longer to download than other pages).

Did You Know?

Sequoia cross-section shows evidence of much fire damage and recovery

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.