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 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 »
You are invited to become a steward of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks! Volunteers play a major role in the stewardship of our national parks. Volunteers work in almost every area of the parks, contributing their enthusiasm, skills, and time to help preserve and protect the parks' natural and cultural resources, and to serve and educate visitors. Both individuals and organized groups are welcome to volunteer, and opportunities are available for all ages and skill levels.
INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS There are year-round opportunities, most of which are available in the high season. Your contribution of time, energy, and skills helps us protect the cultural and natural resources within the parks, and you'll go home with a sense of pride while caring for your national parks. Check out the current openings on our Individual Volunteers page.
GROUPS can also join us for short or long-term projects scheduled throughout the year, with most projects taking place in the summer. During the summer months, volunteer groups can camp for no charge at the Wolverton Service Camp. Groups with volunteers of all ages are encouraged and welcome to participate. See our Group Volunteers page for more information.
Did You Know?
Although California's state flag has a grizzly bear on it, no grizzlies live in California anymore. The last known grizzly in the state was shot in 1922 just outside what is now Kings Canyon National Park. The remaining bears are all black bears -- no matter what color they are.