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.

Fire Restrictions

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.

Smoking is also prohibited below 6,000 feet, except within an enclosed vehicle, a building in which smoking is allowed, a campground or picnic area where wood and charcoal fires are allowed, or a designated smoking area.

Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve) and tablet/cube stoves are still permitted in all areas.

Check here to learn about about Current Fire Restrictions in the parks that might affect plans during your visit.

Current Fire News

Click here to be redirected to the Current Fire Information page. (Note: There will be no listings if there are no active fires in the parks.)

Additional Information

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.

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