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 »
Lodging Outside the Parks
The following list of lodging near the two park entrances is provided as a service. It includes accommodations within 20 miles of one of the two park entrances, including those in the adjacent national forest. This list provides contact information for local chambers of commerce. The National Park Service is not affiliated with any establishments outside park boundaries. Inclusion on this list is based solely upon proximity to the park entrances; This list is not an endorsement of type or quality of service.
Sequoia National Park
Kings Canyon National Park (Grant Grove area)
Did You Know?
Fire is an essential part of Sierra forest ecology. Plants and animals have adapted to the periodic, low-intensity fires that naturally occur here. In fact, sequoias need fire to open their cones and release the seeds, and to leave cleared beds of ash where they sprout and grow best.