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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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?
The mid-elevation Sierra coniferous forest supports a remarkable diversity of tree species. Here ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, white fir, sugar pine, and scattered groves of giant sequoia intermix, forming one of the most extensive stands of old-growth coniferous forest remaining in the world. More...