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 »
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?
Sometimes you will see sequoias in a straight row. This may happen because sequoia seeds prefer mineral-rich burned ground. When a fallen log burns long and hot, it leaves a strip of bare mineral-rich soil — an ideal place for new sequoias to grow. Years later, we see a line of sequoias!