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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Fire Restrictions

    Effective June 18, 2014, the parks are in Stage 1 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 »

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    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 »

News Releases

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July 24, 2014 Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Sobriety Checkpoint Planned
for Kings Canyon National Park (PDF, JPEG)
July 21, 2014 Meet NASA Astronauts in Three Rivers, Friday, July 25, 2014
(PDF, JPEG)
July 21, 2014 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Additional Fire Restrictions (PDF, JPEG)
July 21, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from
July 21-28 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 21, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from
July 21-28, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 21, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, from
July 27 - August 3, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 21, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from
July 28 - August 4, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
August 4-11, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 16, 2014 Road Construction Flyer for July 21 - August 1, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Printable Park Map with Construction Locations (PDF, JPEG)
July 16, 2014 Public Invited to Meetings/Webinar about Draft Wilderness Stewardship Plan for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)
July 16, 2014 Firewood Available by Permit on a Limited Basis in Sequoia National Park (PDF, JPEG)
July 15, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from
July 14-21, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 21-28, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 14, 2014 Park-wide Event! Dark Sky Festival Schedule (Printable),
July 25-27, 2014 (PDF-version only)
July 14, 2014 Join Wuksachi Lodge in August, Sequoia National Park - Programs Offered by Sequoia Natural History Association (PDF, JPEG)
July 14, 2014 Join John Muir Lodge in August - Kings Canyon National Park - Programs Offered by Sequoia Natural History Association (PDF, JPEG)
July 14, 2014 The Making of a Modern Day Chief: Charlie Cooke - Special Campfire Program: July 15 & 16, 2014; Booksigning: July 16, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 14, 2014 Join John Muir Lodge in July - Kings Canyon National Park - Programs Offered by Sequoia Natural History Association (REVISED PDF, JPEG)
July 14, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from
July 14-21014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 14, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from
July 14-21, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 14, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, from
July 20-27, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 14, 2014

Ranger-led Programs in Mineral King, Sequoia National Park, from
July 17-27, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)

July 11, 2014 Road Construction Flyer for July 14-25, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Printable Park Map with Construction Locations (PDF, JPEG)
July 10, 2014 Missing Hiker Found in Kings Canyon National Park
- News Release (PDF, JPEG)
- Map of Search Area (PDF, JPEG)
- Photo of Mt. Goddard (JPEG)
July 10, 2014

Missing Hiker Flyer (PDF, JPEG)

July 7, 2014 Park-wide Event! Dark Sky Festival, July 25-27, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 7, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, from
July 13-20, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 7, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from
July 7-14, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 7, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from
July 7-14, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 3, 2014 Road Construction Flyer for July 7-18, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Printable Park Map with Construction Locations (PDF, JPEG)
July 2, 2014 NEWS RELEASE FROM NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - National Park Service Report Confirms Climate Change in National Parks
June 30, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Mineral King, Sequoia National Park, from
July 3-13, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 30, 2014 Alta Trail Segment Closed in Bear Hill Prescribed Burn
(PDF, JPEG, Trail Closure Map PDF, JPG)
June 30, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from June 30 - July 7, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 30, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from
June 30 - July 7, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 30, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, from
June 29 - July 6, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 6-13, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 30, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from
June 30 - July 7, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
July 7-14, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 27, 2014

Enjoy a Safe and Happy Fourth of July and Summer in the Parks
(PDF, JPEG pg 1, JPEG pg 2, JPEG pg 3)

June 27, 2014 Public Service Announcement - Be Fire Aware for the Fourth of July!
(PDF, JPEG)
June 27, 2014 Road Construction Flyer for June 30 - July 11, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Printable Park Map with Construction Locations (PDF, JPEG)
June 27, 2014 Draft Wilderness Stewardship Plan for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Available for Public Review and Comment; Public Meetings Scheduled (PDF, JPEG pg 1, JPEG pg 2)
June 25, 2014 Trails Re-open in Bear Hill Area (PDF, JPEG)
June 25, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from June 24-30, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 23, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from
June 22-30, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 23, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from June 23-30, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 23, 2014 Join Wuksachi Lodge in July, Sequoia National Park - Programs Offered by Sequoia Natural History Association (PDF, JPEG)
June 23, 2014 Join John Muir Lodge in July - Kings Canyon National Park - Programs Offered by Sequoia Natural History Association (PDF, JPEG)
June 20, 2014 Unmanned Aircraft to be Prohibited in America’s National Parks
June 20, 2014 Road Construction Flyer for June 23 - July 4, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Printable Park Map with Construction Locations (PDF, JPEG)
June 16, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from June 15-21, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 16, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Mineral King, Sequoia National Park, from June 19-29, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 16, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from June 16-23, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 16, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from June 16-23, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 16, 2014 Road Construction Flyer for June 16-27, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Printable Park Map with Construction Locations (PDF, JPEG)
June 11, 2014 Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Fire Restrictions (PDF, JPEG)
June 10, 2014 Join Wuksachi Lodge in June, Sequoia National Park - Programs Offered by Sequoia Natural History Association (PDF, JPEG)
June 10, 2014 Join John Muir Lodge in June - Kings Canyon National Park - Programs Offered by Sequoia Natural History Association (PDF, JPEG)
June 9, 2014 Wilderness Speaks - Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 (PDF, JPEG)
June 9, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Mineral King, Sequoia National Park, from June 13-15 (PDF, JPEG)
June 9, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from June 9-16, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 9, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from June 8-14, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 9, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from June 9-16, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 6, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, from June 22-29, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 6, 2014 Road Construction Flyer for June 9-20, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Printable Park Map with Construction Locations (PDF, JPEG)
June 4, 2014 Special Presentation—"Wilderness Speaks: Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act" on June 13 (PDF, JPEG pg. 1,
JPEG pg. 2)
June 2, 2014 Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Receive 2014 Active Trails Grant from the National Park Foundation
(PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2, JPEG pg. 3)
June 2, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, from
June 8-15, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 2, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from June 1-7, 2014 REVISED (PDF, JPEG)
June 2, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from June 2-9, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
June 2, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from June 2-9, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
May 30, 2014 Road Construction Flyer for June 2-13, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Printable Park Map with Construction Locations (PDF, JPEG)
May 30, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from
June 1-7, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
May 29, 2014 Bear Hill Prescribed Fire Planned (PDF, JPEG)
Trail Closures (PDF, JPEG)
May 27, 2014 Ash Mountain Prescribed Fire Planned in Sequoia National Park
(PDF, JPEG)
May 27, 2014 Bear Hill Prescribed Fire Postponed - The Bear Hill Prescribed Fire has been postponed since the area is still too wet after a recent storm. The fire could be rescheduled during the next 1-2 weeks, weather- and air-quality conditions permitting.
May 27, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, from
June 1-8, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
May 27, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from
May 26 - June 2, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
May 27, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from
May 26 - June 2, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
May 22, 2014

Bear Hill Prescribed Fire Planned--May 27-28, weather- and air-quality conditions permitting
- News Release (PDF, JPEG)
- Map (PDF, JPEG)

May 21, 2014 Come Spend Memorial Day Weekend at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)
May 19, 2014 Celebrating Federal Lands, Wilderness Act 50th at Bishop Mule Days over Memorial Day Weekend (PDF, JPEG)
May 19, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from May 19-26, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
May 19, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from May 18-31, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
May 19, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from May 19-26, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
May 12, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from May 12-19, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
May 8, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, from May 18 - June 1, 2014 - REVISED (PDF, JPEG)
May 5, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from May 18-31, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
May 5, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from May 5-12, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 28, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, from May 4-18, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 28, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from April 28 - May 5, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 25, 2014

Fallen Goliath Wildfire News Release (PDF)
Photo (JPG)
Map (JPG)

Apr. 21, 2014

Swale West Prescribed Fire Planned
News Release (PDF, JPEG)
Maps (PDF1, JPEG1, PDF2, JPEG2)

Apr. 21, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, from April 20-May 3, 2014 - National Park Week is from April 19-27!
(PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 17, 2014 Join Us for a Presentation on April 24 - Visitors to
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Bring $$$ to
Local Economies (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 16, 2014 Fees Increase at Four Campgrounds at Sequoia National Park (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 14, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from
April 21-28, 2014 - National Park Week is from April 19-27!
(PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 14, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park, from
April 20-27, 2014 - National Park Week is from April 19-27!
(PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 14, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park, from
April 14-21, 2014 - National Park Week is from April 19-27!
(PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 9, 2014 Junior Ranger Day - Parkwide Events - April 26, 2014 - National Park Week is from April 19-27! (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 9, 2014 Updated Trip-planning Information Available for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2, JPEG pg. 3)
Apr. 8, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park for:
April 13-20, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 8, 2013 A Major Milestone Achieved in the Recovery of Federally-Endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep at Sequoia and
Kings Canyon National Parks (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)
Apr. 7, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park for April 12-19, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 7, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for April 7-14, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Apr. 1, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for March 31 - April 7, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 24, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park for:
March 23 - April 6, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
April 6-20, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 24, 2014 National Park Service Announces Public Engagement Campaign as Centerpiece of 2016 Centennial
Mar. 24, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for March 24-31, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 19, 2014 Completed Environmental Assessment for the Disposition of Park-Owned Structures in Wilsonia within Kings Canyon National Park (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)
Mar. 17, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for March 17-24, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 10, 2014 National Parks Draw 273.6 Million Visitors in 2013 (updated)
Mar. 10, 2014

Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park for March 9-22, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)

Mar. 10, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in the Foothills, Sequoia National Park for March 10-17, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 10, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park for March 9-31, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Mar. 5, 2014

Analysis being considered for Old Dump Site at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
- News Release (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)
- Map (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)

Mar. 3, 2014 Tourism to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks creates over $123 million in Economic Benefit (PDF, JPEG pg. 1, JPEG pg. 2)
Feb. 4, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest/Lodgepole, Sequoia National Park for February 8-23, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Jan. 17, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest/Lodgepole, Sequoia National Park for January 19 - February 1, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)
Jan. 17, 2014 Ranger-led Programs in Giant Forest/Lodgepole, Sequoia National Park for Jan. 13-19, 2014 (PDF, JPEG)


Did You Know?

Walter Fry in NPS uniform

After spending five days with five men cutting down a single sequoia, Walter Fry counted the growth rings on the fallen giant. The answer shocked him into changing careers. In just a few days they had ended 3266 years of growth. Fry later became a park ranger and, in 1912, the parks' superintendent.