• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • 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 »

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?

Toppled sequoia tree.

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.