Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time
All vehicles must carry chains or cables when entering a chain-restricted area. It's the law (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503). Road conditions may change often. For road conditions, call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1). 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 »
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The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks encompass hundreds of thousands of acres of pristine High Sierra country, of which more than 90% is 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.
BECOME A WILDERNESS STEWARD
Learn more about Wilderness Stewardship from the National Park Service and partnering organizations.
Interested in technology and wilderness? Listen to a 2008 discussion with park wilderness managers and others about cell phones and other devices in wilderness on the WildeBeat audio journal.
Wilderness Stewardship Plan
Note: The Wilderness Office may be closed intermittently due to weather and road conditions.
Did You Know?
The yellow star thistle is one of many invasive and damaging non-native plants threatening the parks. It quickly takes over areas, displacing native plants and the native animals that rely on them. Please avoid bringing seeds and non-native plant materials into the parks. More...