You May Have Trouble Calling Us
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The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN
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.
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 »
Locations of Food-storage Boxes
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National Park Service
DO NOT count on food-storage boxes being available; they may be full or may have been removed due to breakage or disuse. For example, boxes in the Kearsarge lakes areas are currently unavailable.
Containers are by far the preferred method of food storage throughout the wilderness of these parks. Where boxes are not available, you must carry a portable animal-resistant container or hang your food properly. Know that hanging your food does not guarantee that a bear will not obtain it. Bears will climb and chew through branches in order to get at a hung bag of food.
Many trailhead parking areas have food-storage boxes.
Select the area you wish to visit (generally listed from north to south):
Woods Creek Trail
Woods Creek crossing/John Muir Trail (2)
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Copper Creek & Lewis Creek Trails
Lower Tent Meadow/Copper Creek Trail
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Charlotte & Kearsarge Lakes
Kearsarge Lakes: CANISTERS REQUIRED, NO FOOD-STORAGE LOCKERS AVAILABLE FOR 2012 SEASON.
Bubbs Creek Trail
Sphinx Creek (2)
Sugarloaf Valley/Roaring River
Roaring River Ranger Station (3)
Tyndall Creek/John Muir Trail
Lodgepole Area Trails
Twin Lakes (2)
Lower Rock Creek crossing/Pacific Crest Trail
Little Five Lakes & Cliff Creek & Chagoopa Plateau
Cliff Creek/Timber Gap Trail Junction
Mineral King Area
Lower Monarch Lake (1)
Did You Know?
Picnic areas are a major source of problem bears. Bears quickly lose their fear of humans when allowed access to our food. They wind up dead, hit by cars or shot because they threaten people. Store all food immediately on arrival, stay close to food at tables, and put all trash in bearproof cans!