• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Fire Restrictions

    Effective June 18, 2014, the parks are in Stage 1 fire restrictions, see link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays Begin on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5 a.m.-3 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 »

Gas Stations

Please read important park alerts by clicking the red tab above before you come to the parks.

There are no gas stations within park boundaries.
Be sure that your tank is full before you enter the parks.

Sequoia National Park
The closest gas stations to the entrance on Highway 198 are in the town of Three Rivers.

Kings Canyon National Park
The closest gas stations to the entrance on Highway 180 are in Dunlap, 20 miles west of Grant Grove.
Gasoline Availability List (PDF)

Emergency gas can be purchased at:

  • Wuksachi Lodge, in Sequoia Nationa Park
  • Grant Grove Market, Kings Canyon National Park

Gasoline is also sold on neighboring Forest Service lands at the following locations:

  • Hume Lake Market, 559-305-7770
    Year-round, 24-hours a day with a credit card.
    11 miles (18 km) north of Grant Grove Village off Highway 180.
  • Stony Creek Village, 559-565-3909
    Closed in winter. Gas available 24-hours a day in summer with a credit card.
    Between Wuksachi Lodge and Grant Grove on the Generals Highway.
  • Kings Canyon Lodge, 559-335-2405
    Open in summer only. Gas usually sold 9 a.m.-dark. No self-serve.
    17 miles (27 km) north from Grant Grove on Highway 180.

Emergency Car Repairs

  • 24-hour towing: 559-565-3341 (then press zero)
  • 24-hour towing: 559-565-4070 (Sequoia Park only), AAA available for lock outs, jump starts, emergency gas, and minor repairs.
 
Fin Dome with Rae Lakes and Glen Pass in the distance
Fin Dome on the Rae Lakes Loop in Kings Canyon National Park.          SMB Photo

Did You Know?

Sequoia cross-section shows evidence of much fire damage and recovery

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.