Picnic Areas

CAMPFIRE AND BARBECUE RESTRICTIONS

In Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks: Check for current restrictions on wood and charcoal barbeque fires, gas and propane stoves, and/or smoking. Fire Restrictions

NOTE: Individual picnic areas may be closed at particular times because of bears or other issues. Picnic areas are not plowed and may be inaccessible after snowfall.

For information on Sequoia and Kings Canyon advisories that may affect picnic areas check bulletin boards or visit Current Conditions.

 
Picnic table with bearbox near it for safely storing food away from bears

BEAR HABITAT! Store all food properly, never leave food on or around picnic tables unattended, and place all trash in bearproof garbage cans and dumpsters (close any latches that are present). Please use the bearbox near your table to store all food when not preparing or eating it.     NPS Photo

 

In Sequoia National Forest and Giant Forest National Monument: Check for current restrictions on wood and charcoal barbeque fires, gas and propane stoves, and/or smoking by visiting the USFS Fire Restrictions page, or call Sequoia National Forest and Giant Forest National Monument at 559-784-1500.

 
Name Elev Grill Water Rest-room Remarks

Open/Close Dates

Big Stump 6,300' Y Y Y year-round
Cedar Grove 4,700' Y Y Y 4/24-11/14, 2014
Columbine 6,500' Y Y Y year-round
**Convict Flat 3,000' Y Y Y Sequoia National Forest
Crescent Meadow 6,700' N Y Y closes with snow
*Foothills 1,700' N Y Y restrooms across street in visitor center year-round
**Grizzly Falls 4,500' Y N Y Sequoia National Forest
Halstead Meadow 6,900' Y N Y closes with snow
*Hospital Rock 2,800' Y Y Y year-round
Lodgepole 6,700' N Y Y closes with snow
Mineral King 7,600' Y Y Y water and restrooms nearby 5/21-10/15, 2014
Pinewood 6,600' Y Y Y
**Powder Can 5,200' Y N Y Sequoia National Forest
**Sandy Cove 5,300' Y Y Y Sequoia National Forest
Wolverton 7,200' Y Y Y closes with snow
Zumwalt Meadow 5,000' N N Y 4/24-11/14, 2014

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