• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

Area Descriptions for Bear-Resistant Containers

Dusy Basin & Palisade Basin
All camp areas from Bishop Pass to the junction with the John Muir Trail in Le Conte Canyon and all cross-country areas in Dusy Basin and Palisades Basin.

Rae Lakes Loop

This area is bordered by the following landmarks: Sawmill Pass and the Woods Creek drainage on the north; Forester Pass and the Kings-Kern Divide on the south; the Sierra Crest on the east; and Cedar Grove, South Fork of the Kings River, and Sphinx Creek on the west. All trail corridors and cross-country routes within the area are included. Bear Cannisters are required in this area the Friday before Memorial Day through October 31. Between November 1 and the Thursday before Memorial Day all food and scented items must be protected within food storage boxes or as a last resort with the counter-balance method of hanging. ATTENTION: AT KEARSARGE LAKES, CONTAINERS ARE REQUIRED. NO FOOD-STORAGE LOCKERS AVAILABLE FOR 2014 SEASON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Rock Creek Drainage

Includes all camp and cross-country areas in the Rock Creek drainage such as Miter Basin, Soldier Lake, Siberian Outpost, and Rock Creek proper. The area is defined by the Rock Creek drainage west of Cottonwood & New Army Passes, south of Crabtree Pass, south of Guyot Pass, and north-northwest of the Sequoia National Park boundary and Siberian Pass.






Did You Know?

California toad

Amphibians and reptiles live at all elevations within Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. They range from common (such as western fence lizards and garter snakes) to rare (such as the mountain yellow-legged frog) to locally extinct (such as the foothill yellow-legged frog).