Changes to Some Opening/Closing Dates for Services and Facilities – Check Back for Updates
Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks have changed due to weather and/or other circumstances. See link for details and match to locations on the park map (under "Park Tools," bottom left, this page). More »
Road Conditions (Entire Park) and Road Construction Delays (if Entering/Exiting Hwy. 198)
Expect 20-minute to 1-hour construction delays on main road through parks (Generals Hwy) until Memorial Day weekend (7 a.m.-6 p.m.). See link for schedule. Call for 24-hour road conditions info: 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1, 1). More »
Vehicle Length Limits Have Changed in Sequoia NP (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 new vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »
You May Have Trouble Calling Us. Use the "Contact Us" Link (Bottom Left) to Send an E-mail.
We are experiencing technical problems receiving some incoming phone calls at the parks. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please keep trying to reach us or check this website for frequently-asked questions. The search box (top, right) may be helpful.
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The Sequoia and Kings Canyon Wilderness encompasses hundreds of thousands of acres of pristine High Sierra country and forms the backbone of these two parks. Select from the information below for more information on how to enjoy and protect the parks' wilderness. The Wilderness Office is also available to assist you in planning your trip.
Minimum Impact Restrictions
Wilderness Trip Planner (PDF; 1,037 KB)
Wilderness Permits and Reservations
2013 WILDERNESS RESTRICTIONS
Special Wilderness Regulations
Please refer to the 2013 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
Group size limit of 8 applies in certain Wilderness areas. Download 2013 pdf, 451 KB.
Emergency Locator Device Advisoryblank
If you will be carrying an Emergency Satellite Locator Device such as a SPOT device, please read this advisory. Download 2013 pdf,224 KB
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?
Although California's state flag has a grizzly bear on it, no grizzlies live in California anymore. The last known grizzly in the state was shot in 1922 just outside what is now Kings Canyon National Park. The remaining bears are all black bears -- no matter what color they are.