• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN

    The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.

  • Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time

    All vehicles must carry chains or cables when entering a chain-restricted area. It's the law (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503). Road conditions may change often. For road conditions, call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1). 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 »

  • 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 »

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Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks may change due to weather and/or other circumstances. Please call 559-565-3341 BEFORE you plan to visit.


Current Visitor Guide:

Spring 2014 (mid-March through June)
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The Visitor Guide offers the most accurate information available at the time it is printed. Changes in schedules, weather, and other conditions after publication may result in inaccuracies in the paper. For the most up-to-date information, please call (559) 565-3341. The Guide is published seasonally five times per year.

When planning a trip, check the most recent issue for the season during which you plan to visit (see links below). This will give you an idea of what may be available at that time of year.

The current issue of the Guide follows the format below. You may choose to view an individual page or select "Entire issue" to download the complete paper.



1 Table of contents; description of the parks
2 Phone numbers; visitor centers; partners
3 Park ecosystem information
4 Camping in the parks and in nearby Sequoia National Forest
5 Lodging; programs and tours; Crystal Cave tours
6 Exploring on your own: Sequoia National Park
7 Exploring on your own: Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Forest
8 Facilities in Sequoia National Park; map of the parks
9 Facilities in Kings Canyon National Park and in Sequoia National Forest
10 Safety
11 Bears and food storage; wilderness; entrance fees
12 Gasoline, driving park roads, road construction and delays

For Previous issues visit: Park Newspaper Archive

Did You Know?

Sharp, rocky crest of the Sierra Nevada.

The Sierra Nevada is still growing today. The mountains gain height during earthquakes on the east side of the range. But the mountains are being shortened by erosion almost as quickly as they grow. This erosion has deposited sediments thousands of feet thick on the floor of the San Joaquin Valley.