Fire and Your Visit
With an active fire and fuels management program, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are one of the premiere places to observe natural fire and prescribed fire in action.
The parks are in Stage 2 Fire Restrictions as of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
This means NO wood or charcoal fires are allowed in Buckeye Flat, Potwisha, and South Fork campgrounds, as well as Ash Mountain and Hospital Rock picnic areas. This also includes wilderness areas below 6,000 feet. The only exception to this are Cedar Grove campgrounds.Check here to learn about about Current Fire Restrictions in the parks that might affect plans during your visit.
Current Fire News
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Click here to learn more about fire's role in the Sierra Nevada.
Visitors to the parks should be prepared to see fire and smoke at any time.