Changes to Some Opening/Closing Dates for Services and Facilities – Check Back for Updates
Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks have changed due to weather and/or other circumstances. See link for details and match to locations on the park map (under "Park Tools," bottom left, this page). More »
Road Construction Delays (if Entering/Exiting Hwy. 198)
Expect minimal construction delays on main road through parks (Generals Hwy) through June 2013 on weekdays generally from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. See link for schedule. Call for 24-hour road conditions info: 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1, 1). More »
Vehicle Length Limits Have Changed in Sequoia NP (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 new vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »
You May Have Trouble Calling Us. Use the "Contact Us" Link (Bottom Left) to Send an E-mail.
We are experiencing technical problems receiving some incoming phone calls at the parks. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please keep trying to reach us or check this website for frequently-asked questions. The search box (top, right) may be helpful.
Prescribed Fires Planned at Ash Mountain/Sequoia National Park (Parks' South Entrance)
Fire crews will be working on hazard fuel reduction project at Ash Mountain (south entrance) starting May 23. There are nine small burn segments near the south entrance. The fire may be visible from the road and will produce smoke for very short periods.
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Attention: The Wilderness Office will be closed Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22 for training purposes. Please allow a few days for the staff to return email and phone messages. Thank you.
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?
Sequoias get so large because they grow fast over a long lifetime. They live so long because they are resistant to many insects and diseases, and because they can survive most fires. Sequoias do have a weakness — a shallow root system. The main cause of death among mature sequoias is toppling.