• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

Locations of Food-storage Boxes

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Photo of a bear-proof, food-storage box.

Bear-proof, food-storage locker.

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: CANISTERS REQUIRED, FOOD-STORAGE LOCKERS FOR PCT & JMT THRU-HIKERS

Copper Creek & Lewis Creek Trails

Charlotte Lakes: CANISTERS REQUIRED, FOOD-STORAGE LOCKERS FOR PCT & JMT THRU-HIKERS

KEARSARGE LAKES: CANISTERS REQUIRED, NO FOOD-STORAGE LOCKERS AVAILABLE FOR 2012 SEASON.

Bubbs Creek Trail: CANISTERS REQUIRED, FOOD-STORAGE LOCKERS FOR PCT & JMT THRU-HIKERS

Sugarloaf Valley/Roaring River

Tyndall/Crabtree

Lodgepole Area Trails

Rock Creek: CANISTERS REQUIRED, FOOD-STORAGE LOCKERS FOR PCT THRU-HIKERS

Little Five Lakes & Cliff Creek & Chagoopa Plateau

Kern Canyon

Mineral King Area Trails

Hockett Plateau

Woods Creek Trail

Woods Creek crossing/John Muir Trail (2)
Upper Paradise Valley (2)
Middle Paradise Valley (1)
Lower Paradise Valley (2)
Arrowhead Lake (1)
Middle Rae Lake (2)

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Copper Creek & Lewis Creek Trails

Lower Tent Meadow/Copper Creek Trail (1)
Frypan Meadow/Lewis Creek Trail (1)

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Charlotte & Kearsarge Lakes

Charlotte Lake (1)

Kearsarge Lakes: CANISTERS REQUIRED, NO FOOD-STORAGE LOCKERS AVAILABLE FOR 2014 SEASON.




Bubbs Creek Trail

Sphinx Creek (2)
Charlotte Creek (1)
Lower Junction Meadow (1)
Junction Meadow (East Creek) (1)
Vidette Meadow (2)
John Muir Trail/Center Basin Trail (1)
East Lake (2)

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Sugarloaf Valley/Roaring River

Roaring River Ranger Station (3)
Sugarloaf Meadow (1)
Seville Lake (2)
Lost Lake (1)
Ranger Lake (2)

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Tyndall/Crabtree

Tyndall Creek/John Muir Trail (1)
Tyndall Creek Frog Ponds (1)
Wallace Creek/John Muir Trail (1)
Crabtree Ranger Station (1)
PCT/Lower Crabtree Meadow (1)

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Lodgepole Area Trails

Twin Lakes (2)
JO Pass Trail/Twin Lakes Trail junction (1)
Clover Creek South crossing/Twin Lakes Trail (1)
Emerald Lake (2)
Pear Lake (3)
Mehrten Creek crossing/High Sierra Trail (1)
9 Mile Creek Crossing/High Sierra Trail (1)
Buck Creek Crossing/High Sierra Trail (1)
Bearpaw (4)
Upper Hamilton Lake (2)

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Rock Creek

Lower Rock Creek crossing/Pacific Crest Trail (1)
Lower Rock Creek Lake (1)
Lower Soldier Lake (Upper Rock Creek Lake) (1)

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Little Five Lakes & Cliff Creek & Chagoopa Plateau

Cliff Creek/Timber Gap Trail Junction (1)
Pinto Lake (1)
Little Five Lakes (1)
Big Five Lakes (1)
Lost Canyon/Big Five Junction(1)
Big Arroyo crossing (1)
Moraine Lake (1)

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Kern Canyon

Junction Meadow (1)
Kern Hot Springs (2)
Upper Funston Meadow (2)
Lower Funston Meadow (2)

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Mineral King Area

Lower Monarch Lake (1)
Franklin Lake (2)

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Hockett Plateau

Hockett Meadow (3)
South Fork Meadow/Rock Camp (1)
Upper Camp/South Fork Pasture (2)

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