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 »
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Prescribed Fires Planned at Ash Mountain/Sequoia National Park (Parks' South Entrance)
Fire crews will be working on hazard fuel reduction project at Ash Mountain (south entrance) starting May 23. There are nine small burn segments near the south entrance. The fire may be visible from the road and will produce smoke for very short periods.
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Traffic Delays due to Generals Highway Road Reconstruction Project Expected to be Completed by Memorial Day Weekdend 2013
Park visitors should expect 20-minute to 1-hour delays along the main road through the parks (the Generals Highway). See the schedule below for specific dates and times. Note: Construction schedules may change with little or no notice.
Two construction projects are ongoing in the parks at this time. Specifically:
For the current two week schedule for May 17-31, 2013 and a map of the construction zone location scroll down.
Our construction season is short, and the work is necessary for everyone's safety. Thank you for your patience.
Are You Planning to See the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? Avoid Long Delays
Plan your travel to arrive at the Generals Highway reconstruction project close to the times listed. Additional time is required to travel to/from the park entrance to/from this construction zone.
Please note the approximate driving times from the following locations:
Generals Highway Road Reconstruction Project
Monday: May 20
Tuesday - Wednesday: May 21-22
Thursday: May 23
Friday: May 24
Monday: May 27, Holiday - No delays!
Tuesday - Friday: May 28-31, Flaggers on site - less than 5-minute delays.
Utilities Construction Project
Installation of a new water system in a 1.25-mile section of the Generals Highway just north of the Giant Forest Museum has resumed.
Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.,maximum 30-minute delays with flaggers on weekdays and signals lights on weekends. Possible 1-hour delays during paving operations.
How Can You Minimize Delays?
RVs & TRAILERS
NEW! Vehicle Length Limits Have Changed in Sequoia National Park
Vehicles Entering/Exiting Sequoia National Park via Generals Highway (the Main Road through the Parks) and Hwy. 198
Vehicles longer than the recommendations listed below will likely cross the double yellow line. Drivers will be held responsible for any hazardous conditions caused by their actions. Follow the recommendations below for your safety and the safety of others:
The section of the Generals Highway leading to and from the "Big Trees" in Giant Forest was built from 1921-1926. As a result, the road was not constructed to accommodate longer vehicles.
MOTORCYCLES AND BICYCLES
Road project work may cause slick, oily, and hazardous road conditions. Slow down and be safe!
Did You Know?
Sequoia and Kings Canyon suffer from one of the worst air-pollution problems of any national park! Pollution — particularly ozone — from the Central Valley and the Bay Area is carried up into these mountains by warm winds. It challenges all of us everywhere to clear the air!