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 Construction Delays (if Entering/Exiting Hwy. 198)
Expect minimal construction delays on main road through parks (Generals Hwy) through June 2013 on weekdays generally from 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.
Prescribed Fires Planned at Ash Mountain/Sequoia National Park (Parks' South Entrance)
Fire crews will be working on hazard fuel reduction project at Ash Mountain (south entrance) starting May 23. There are nine small burn segments near the south entrance. The fire may be visible from the road and will produce smoke for very short periods.
Locations of Food-storage Boxes
Please read our important park alerts by clicking either the red tab or the "SHOW ALERTS" link above for information you need to know before you come to the parks.
National Park Service
DO NOT count on food-storage lockers (also called "boxes") being available; they may be full or have been removed due to breakage or disuse. For example, lockers in the Kearsarge lakes areas will be unavailable for public use during 2012.
Canisters are by far the preferred method of food storage throughout the wilderness of these parks. Where lockers are not available, you must carry a portable bear-resistant canister 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 lockers.
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?
In 1903, an African-American served as superintendent of Sequoia National Park, the first to do so in the National Park Service. Colonel Charles Young and his troops played a major part in completing the first wagon road to the Giant Forest, and the Moro Rock Road. A sequoia tree was named for him. More...