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Call for Current Status of The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks"
The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) will close with the first significant snowstorm after Jan. 6, 2014, and is expected to remain closed through Apr. 15, 2014. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour status. More »
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 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 When Off Maintained Trails
(group size limit for traveling on maintained trails is 15, or 10 in Redwood Canyon area).
Protecting Foxtail Pines in the Kern River Drainage
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
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?
Crystal Cave, a marble cavern, is a complex maze more than 3 miles long. Parts of it are open via tours. Many varieties of beautiful speleothems decorate the cave, including rarely formed "shields" and "raft cones." A number of unique species of animals live in the cave and its stream. More...