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 »
Visitor Centers and Facilities
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.
IN SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK:
Foothills Visitor Center
Crystal Cave tour tickets: During cave season, Crystal Cave tickets are sold here. Tickets are NOT sold at the cave, or by phone, or internet. (Tickets are also available at the Lodgepole Visitor Center, or the Giant Forest Museum when Lodgepole Visitor Center is closed). For more info visit: Crystal Cave.
Wilderness Permits: Local wilderness permits available daily.
Services: Books, maps, hats, educational materials for sale. Bear canisters for sale or rent. Accessible restrooms. Pay phone. First aid.
Giant Forest Museum
Location: Housed in the historic market building, in the Giant Forest sequoia grove at 6,500 feet (1,980 m) elevation. 16 miles (26 km) from the Ash Mountain Entrance.
Crystal Cave tour tickets: When the Lodgepole Visitor Center is closed for winter, Crystal Cave tickets are sold here. Tickets are NOT sold at the cave, or by phone, or internet. (Tickets are also available at the Foothills Visitor Center). For more info visit: Crystal Cave.
Services: Books, maps, and educational items for sale. Fully-accessible restrooms and trails. Pay phone. First aid. During the summer the museum is a stop for the park shuttle.
Wilderness Permits: Local wilderness permits available outside on the bulletin board through early May. Wilderness Permits & Reservations
Lodgepole Visitor Center
Wilderness Permits: Local wilderness permits issued here. Wilderness Permits & Reservations
Exhibits: This small station houses some exhibits on Mineral King's human and natural history.
Services: Books, maps, and educational items for sale. Bear canisters available. Pay phone in nearby campground. First aid.
IN KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK:
Kings Canyon Visitor Center (in Grant Grove).
Wilderness Permits: Self-issue local wilderness permits outside through May 24, 2014, then indoors 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wilderness Permits & Reservations
Services: Books, maps, and educational materials for sale. Accessible restrooms. Pay phone. First aid.
Cedar Grove Visitor Center
Roads End Wilderness Permit Station
Wilderness Permits: Self-issue local permits outside through May 22, 2014. Wilderness Permits & Reservations
Services: Local wilderness permits, maps,and bear canister rentals.
Did You Know?
The richness of the Sierran flora mirrors that of the state as a whole. Of the nearly 6,000 species of vascular plants known to occur in California, over 20% can be found within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.