You May Have Trouble Calling Us
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Call for Current Status of The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks"
The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) will close with the first significant snowstorm after Jan. 6, 2014, and is expected to remain closed through Apr. 15, 2014. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour status. More »
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 »
Please read important park alerts by clicking the red tab above before you come to the parks.
Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks may change due to weather and/or other circumstances. Please call 559-565-3341 BEFORE you plan to visit.
ATTENTION: CAMPFIRE AND BARBECUE RESTRICTIONS
*In Sequoia National Park: Due to high fire danger wood and charcoal fires are NOT PERMITTED at picnic areas below 6,000 elevation. This includes Foothills (Ash Mountain) and Hospital Rock picnc areas.
Gas or propane stoves are permitted at all elevations. For more info:
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 snow falls. For campfire/barbecue and/or smoking restrictions or bans visit: Fire Restrictions
For information on Giant Sequoia National Monument picnic areas call 559-784-1500, or visit:
**In Sequoia National Forest: Due to extreme fire danger wood and charcoal fires are NOT PERMITTED at any elevation. A valid California Campfire Permit is required for gas and propane stoves. For more info:
Did You Know?
The record high temperature in the foothills of Sequoia National Park is 118 degrees F, reached in July, 2007. Three times in the last decade it has hit 114 degrees. Is this one sign of global warming?