• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

Plan Your Winter Visit

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.

 
Trees in the mid-level conifer belt are superbly adapted to living with snow and ice.

Winter conditions can change suddenly. Call ahead for updates.

Winter here generally lasts from November until mid-April. Sequoia groves are covered in snow and it is a great time to explore lower elevations in the parks. A few campgrounds are open. The roads to Cedar Grove and Mineral King are closed. The Generals Highway is open year-round, but may close after winter storms for plowing - occasionally for weeks.

Winter conditions, including snow and ice, can exist throughout the parks, and chains may be required on any park road at any time. For information on tire chains and places near the parks to rent or buy them, please click here (English/Español).

Park dispatchers update road conditions as they change. Please call 559-565-3341 (24-hours, then press 1, 1) for current conditions.

 

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