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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »


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Upper Davis Lake and Mt. Goodard
Upper Davis Lake and Mt. Goddard
Richard Thiel

The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks encompass hundreds of thousands of acres of pristine High Sierra country, of which is nearly 97% designated wilderness. It is the duty of these parks to preserve and protect these natural lands while providing opportunities for appreciation of the solitude and primitive experience it offers. Select a topic below to learn more about wilderness and wilderness recreation and regulations.


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Learn more about Wilderness Stewardship from the National Park Service and partnering organizations.

Wilderness Stewardship Plan
Sequoia and King's Canyon parks are in the process of developing a new Wilderness Stewardship Plan. Learn more about the planning process and how you can be involved.




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Did You Know?

Loggers pose in front of a mighty felled sequoia.

Sequoia wood proved too brittle for most lumber uses. Some felled sequoias even shattered as they hit the ground. Most lumbered sequoias ended up as fence posts, shingles, and even match sticks!