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December 09, 2014
Kings Canyon National Park Mid-Size Group Campsites Will Soon Be Available By Reservation
Visitors will soon be able to make mid-sized group campsites reservations in Kings Canyon National Park on Recreation.gov. Canyon View mid-sized group sites will be available for reservations for the 2015 camping season beginning December 10, 2014. Crystal Springs mid-sized group sites will be available for reservations for the 2015 camping season beginning January 7, 2015.

November 20, 2014
Invitation to the “Trek to the Tree” Ceremony at Kings Canyon National Park on Sunday, December 14, 2014
You are invited to attend the 89th Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree ceremony on Sunday, December 14, 2014, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Kings Canyon National Park.

November 20, 2014
Ride the Free Winter Shuttle at Sequoia National Park During the Holidays
Enjoy winter fun and ride the Sequoia Shuttle for free in the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park during the holidays, from November 27-30, 2014, and December 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015.

November 13, 2014
Public Comments on Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ Wilderness Stewardship Plan / Draft Environmental Impact Statement Now Available
The full text of all comments received during the public review of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park’s Wilderness Stewardship Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (WSP/DEIS) are now available.

November 10, 2014
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Seek Public Input About Proposed Fee Increases
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are seeking public input to gauge support for proposed entrance, wilderness permit, and certain campsite fee increases. The public is invited to comment from November 10, 2014, through December 9, 2014.

November 06, 2014
Veterans Day is an Entrance Fee Free Day; 12 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Entrance Fee Free Days in 2015
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will offer free admission to the public in honor of Veteran’s Day on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. This fee free day is offered to all park visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. In addition, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will offer free admission on twelve days in 2015.

October 30, 2014
Escape to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks for a Fall or Winter Adventure!
Escape to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks soon for fall colors and/or snow. Feel like an ant in a land of giants next to the "Big Trees." Take a hike! Or, spend a relaxing day cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

October 26, 2014
Mosquito Prescribed Burn Completed in Sequoia National Park
As of 4 pm on October 24, ignitions were complete on the Mosquito Prescribed Burn in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park. The final acreage included in the burn totaled 1,485 acres.

October 22, 2014
Mosquito Prescribed Burn Continuing with Ignitions
As of 5:00 pm, October 22, ignitions are complete on 700 acres of the Mosquito Prescribed Burn in Sequoia National Park. Ignitions will continue on the remaining 785 acres throughout the next several days.

October 17, 2014
Sequoia National Park Plans Mosquito Prescribed Burn
The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Fire Management Program will be conducting a prescribed burn beginning on Monday, October 20, 2014, weather and air quality conditions permitting. The 1,485 acre burn is located south of the East Fork of the Kaweah River, bordered by Mosquito Creek to the east and Avalanche Creek to the west.

October 14, 2014
North Boundary Prescribed Burn Rescheduled
Ignitions began on the North Boundary Prescribed Burn Monday, October 13, 2014, after the burn was rescheduled from a previous date. Crews were able to complete 60 acres of the burn on Monday. Ignitions are continuing as of Tuesday morning.

October 06, 2014
North Boundary Prescribed Burn Planned for Kings Canyon National Park
Fire crews plan to begin ignitions on the North Boundary Prescribed Burn in Kings Canyon National Park on Wednesday, October 8, weather and air quality conditions permitting.

October 03, 2014
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Lift Fire Restrictions
Effective Friday, October 3, 2014, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are lifting fire restrictions inside the parks. Recent rain and shorter and cooler days have reduced fire danger.

October 02, 2014
Overdue Hikers Found
Searchers located two missing hikers in a remote area of Kings Canyon National Park late in the afternoon on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Rommel and Marisol Pompa are in good condition. Five rescuers assisted the couple Wednesday evening and will hike out with them on Thursday, Oct. 2.

October 01, 2014
Search Underway for Missing Hikers
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are currently conducting a search and rescue operation in and around the Cedar Grove area for Rommel and Marisol Pompa who failed to return from their backpacking trip as scheduled on Monday, Sept. 29. The married couple planned to hike the Rae Lakes Loop, departing from Cedar Grove on the Woods Creek trail and returning via the Bubbs Creek trail.

September 23, 2014
Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Lake Kaweah
On Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, the National Park Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invite the public to enjoy and care for their public lands through a special volunteer program at Lake Kaweah and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Volunteers will work on a variety of tasks to beautify the parks. Free lunch will be provided to registered volunteers.

September 23, 2014
Redwood Fire Contained
As of Sept. 23, 2014, the Redwood Fire in Kings Canyon National Park is 100% contained at 5 acres. Two National Park Service fire crews took suppression action on the wildfire.

September 22, 2014
Lightning Fire Discovered in Kings Canyon National Park
A lightning strike ignited the Redwood Fire after storms moved through the area on Saturday, September 20, 2014. The 2-3 acre fire is located west of Big Baldy, near the Redwood Mountain Grove, at approximately 6,000 feet in elevation.

September 16, 2014
Pilot Rescued After Plane Crash in Park
On Tuesday, September 16, Park Rangers from Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks participated in the successful rescue of a 67-year old man from San Jose whose plane crashed in a remote area of Sequoia National Park.

September 03, 2014
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Tips for Fall or Winter Visit
Are you planning to visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks this fall or winter?

September 03, 2014
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Ranger-led Programs - Week of September 2, 2014
View the link above for programs offered at various locations, dates, and times throughout the parks.

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