• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • 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 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 »

Nearby Attractions

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View across Hume Lake toward the northeast
Just north of Grant Grove Village in Kings Canyon National Park on Hwy 180 is Hume Lake. The lake offers camping, swimming, and picnicking.
NPS Photo
 

West Side of the Parks:

Sequoia National Forest

  • Giant Sequoia National Monument
  • Hume Lake
  • Jennie Lakes Wilderness
  • Monarch Wilderness

Sierra National Forest

  • Monarch Wilderness
  • Dinkey Lakes Wilderness
  • John Muir Wilderness
  • Wishon Reservoir
  • Cartwright Reservoir
  • Florence Lake
  • Lake Thomas Edison

Yosemite National Park

Lake Kaweah

Kern National Wildlife Refuge

Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest

Kaweah Oaks Preserve

East Side of the Parks:

Devils Postpile National Monument

Inyo National Forest

  • John Muir Wilderness
  • Golden Trout Wilderness
  • South Sierra Wilderness
  • Domeland Wilderness
  • California Bighorn Sheep Zoological Area
  • South Lake
  • Lake Sabrina

Manzanar National Historical Site

Death Valley National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Mojave National Preserve

Alabama Hills Recreation Area

 
Map showing national park units in California
Near to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are a variety of other national park units.
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Bootprint on pink algae in snow.

Patches of colorful pink snow in the High Sierra are actually colonies of snow algae — Chlamydomonas nivalis. Unlike most species of fresh-water algae, it thrives in freezing water. Compressing the red snow with your boot increases the intensity of the color. Warning: Do not eat it!