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-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), 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, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), 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 »
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We accept cash, credit cards, and checks, however we prefer payment by credit card.
Notice to Customers Making Payment by Check
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction.
A Privacy Act Statement required by 5 U.S.C. § 552a (e) (3) stating our authority for soliciting and collecting the information from your check, and explaining the purposes and routine uses which will be made of your check information, is available from our internet site at (http://www.fms.treas.gov/otcnet/index.html), or call toll free at (1-866-945-7920) to obtain a copy by mail. Furnishing the check information is voluntary, but a decision not to do so may require you to make payment by some other method.
$20 Vehicle Pass - valid 1 through 7 Day(s)
$10 Individual Entry Pass - valid 1 through 7 Day(s)
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Annual Pass - $30
GROUP ENTRANCE FEES- valid 1 through 7 day(s)
Non-commercial groups entering the park in a bus or vehicle with a capacity of 16 persons or more will be charged $10 for each person on board with the following exceptions:
Commercial Tour Fees
Pass is valid for the day of purchase and the next six days for a vehicle carrying the same group of passengers.
A commercial tour is defined as consisting of one or more persons traveling on an itinerary that has been packaged, priced, or sold for leisure or recreational purposes by an organization that realizes financial gain through the provision of the service.
Entrance fees for commercial tours are based upon the total seating capacity of vehicles that can carry seven or more passengers, regardless of the actual number of passengers. The ages of the passengers and whether or not anyone is in possession of an entrance pass does not affect the price charged.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL PASS SERIES
Starting January 1, 2007 the old Golden Age, Golden Eagle, and Golden Access Passes were replaced with a new series of interagency passes called the America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. All Golden Access and Golden Age Passports will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass. Only paper Golden Age and Access Passports may be exchanged free of charge for new plastic passes.
Please visit the America the Beautiful Pass website at http://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html for more information or to purchase online.
Inter-agency Annual Pass - $80 (in person or online)
Annual Pass for Military - Free (in person)
The Senior Pass is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass can be obtained in person at the park or by mailing a completed application form. This pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a lifetime. The pass admits all passengers in a non-commercial vehicle where per-vehicle fees are charged or the passholder +3 adults for per-person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
Senior Pass Mail-in Application Form (PDF)
Access Pass - Free (in person) or $10 (by mail)
Volunteer Pass - Free
Did You Know?
The small gravity-defying cave formations found in Sequoia and Kings Canyon caves are known as helictites. They form due to the capillary action of acidic solutions and are composed of the minerals calcite and aragonite.