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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Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks offer over 800,000 acres of Wilderness and over 800 miles of maintained trails. Select from the information below for more information on how to enjoy and protect the parks' wilderness.
Minimum Impact Restrictions
The Wilderness Trip Planner answers all the most frequently asked backpacking questions.
Wilderness Permits and Reservation procedures Wilderness permits are required for all overnight camping outside of frontcountry/car campgrounds.
Wilderness Food Storage
Special Wilderness Regulations
Please refer to the 2014 Minimum Impact Restrictions for details regarding campfire restrictions.This map provides locations where fires are permitted. This map does not reflect any additional fire restrictions that can occur during the summer season. Please check here for information on additional fire restrictions.
Group Size Limits When Off Maintained Trails
(group size limit for traveling on maintained trails is 15, or 10 in the Redwood Canyon area).
Protecting Foxtail Pines in the Kern River Drainage
Emergency Locator Device Advisory If you will be carrying an Emergency Satellite Locator Device such as a SPOT device, please read this advisory.
Help Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mud Snails
Note: The Wilderness Office may be closed intermittently due to weather and road conditions.
Did You Know?
Fire is an essential part of Sierra forest ecology. Plants and animals have adapted to the periodic, low-intensity fires that naturally occur here. In fact, sequoias need fire to open their cones and release the seeds, and to leave cleared beds of ash where they sprout and grow best.