Road Construction Delays on Park Roads for 2014 Season
Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), 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, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »
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What's In the Foothills Area, Winter
Potwisha: Elevation 2100'. Open year-round. On Generals Highway, 4 miles north of Highway 198/park entrance. Restrooms, drinking water, RV disposal stations, 42 sites.
South Fork: Open year-round. On South Fork Road, 12 miles east of Highway 198. Pit toilets, no drinking water, 13 sites. Not recommended for trailers/RVs. No fee in winter.
Buckeye Flat: Elevation 2800'. Closed mid-September through mid-spring. One mile via a side road from Hospital Rock (6 miles from Highway 198/park entrance). Restrooms, drinking water, 28 sites. No trailers or RVs.
Did You Know?
Sometimes you will see sequoias in a straight row. This may happen because sequoia seeds prefer mineral-rich burned ground. When a fallen log burns long and hot, it leaves a strip of bare mineral-rich soil — an ideal place for new sequoias to grow. Years later, we see a line of sequoias!