Stock Use

Riders in backcountry

NPS Photo


Stock use refers to travel with horses, mules, burros, and llamas. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the specific regulations and restrictions which apply to the use of these animals in the wilderness. The following documents are provided to assist you with preparing and planning for your stock-supported wilderness trip. The Wilderness Office is also available to assist you. For information regarding commercial stock use, please contact the Commercial Services Office at 559-565-4217 or e-mail us.


Planning Your Stock-Supported Wilderness Trip

  1. Familiarize yourself with the 2015 Minimum Impact Restrictions.
  2. Review site-specific regulations and restrictions listed by individual meadows within their respective river drainages: 2015 Kings Canyon and 2015 Sequoia.
  3. Obtain a wilderness permit for overnight camping.
  4. Check the Meadow Opening and Closing Updates for current meadow information.


Velvet Grass in the Kern Canyon
Special grazing restrictions for Kern Ranger Station Pastures, Lower Funston Meadow, and Upper Funston Meadow. Download pdf


Contact the Wilderness Office


(559) 565-3766


(559) 565-4239


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