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 »
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:
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.
For Previous issues visit: Park Newspaper Archive
Did You Know?
In 1903, an African-American served as superintendent of Sequoia National Park, the first to do so in the National Park Service. Colonel Charles Young and his troops played a major part in completing the first wagon road to the Giant Forest, and the Moro Rock Road. A sequoia tree was named for him. More...