• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Fire Restrictions

    Effective June 18, 2014, the parks are in Stage 1 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 »

Bookstore

There are several book stores in the parks offering a wide variety of park-related resources.
 

Before you come, you can find books, maps, and other park information at the website of the Sequoia Natural History Association (SNHA), the non-profit education partner of these parks. These materials provide insight into how to make your visit safe and enjoyable.

You can find most of the same items at the book stores operated by the SNHA at every park visitor center:

  • Foothills Visitor Center at Ash Mountain
  • Giant Forest Museum
  • Lodgepole Visitor Center
  • Kings Canyon National Park Visitor Center in Grant Grove
  • Cedar Grove Visitor Center
  • Road's End Wilderness Permit Station in the Kings Canyon
  • Mineral King Ranger Station

Did You Know?

Sharp, rocky crest of the Sierra Nevada.

The Sierra Nevada is still growing today. The mountains gain height during earthquakes on the east side of the range. But the mountains are being shortened by erosion almost as quickly as they grow. This erosion has deposited sediments thousands of feet thick on the floor of the San Joaquin Valley.