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 »
In an Emergency
EMERGENCY — DIAL 911 from any park phone (no coins needed)
24-Hour SEKI Park Information: 1-559-565-3341
National Forest Information: 1-559-338-2251 (USFS)
Yosemite NP Information: 1-209-372-0200
California Road Conditions: 1-800-427-7623 (Caltrans)
Note: Because of their remote and mountainous location, cell phones do not work reliably in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Did You Know?
Sequoia tree rings tell a fascinating story of survival and adaptation. Many sequoia cross-sections do not show a neat set of concentric growth rings. Among the rings are many scars — indicating repeated fire damage — and as many curved rings, the growth that eventually covered over the scars.