The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN
The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.
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 »
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 »
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 »
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PERMITS
The four types of activities listed below require either a permit, license or tickets.
Special Use Permits
Applications for permits should be submitted well in advance, preferably 2-3 months before event, for consideration and processing.
Special Permit Applications and Guidelines
Demonstrations (also referred to as First Amendment Permits)
Demonstration/First Amendment Location Maps
Commercial Use Authorization (CUA)
What types of activities are authorized in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks under a CUA?
The NPS does not endorse any particular business. Commercial Use Authorization Holders for 2013.
Permit applications should be submitted in advance, preferably two months before an event, for consideration and processing.
Filming and Photography Permits
Scientific Research & Collection Permits
Did You Know?
Most of the distinctive light-colored rock characteristic of the Sierra Nevada is a granitic rock called granodiorite. A huge formation of this rock, called a batholith, lies within the Sierra. Some 400 miles long and up to 50 miles wide, the Sierra batholith is one of the largest in North America. More...