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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-min. to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. 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 »

  • You May Have Trouble Calling Us

    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »

Area Descriptions for Bear-Resistant Containers

Click here for a park-wide map showing all container requirement areas.

Click here for a Sierra Nevada map showing all container requirement areas from Sonora Pass to Kennedy Meadows (of Inyo National Forest).

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 2013 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?

Woodcuts from park newspaper symbolizing three special areas in the parks.

The park newspaper (The Guide) comes out five times a year. It covers Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, and the Hume Lake area of Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Planning a trip? See the most recent issue for the season you expect to be here and see what to expect. More...