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 »
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?
The large black areas at the base of many sequoia trees are fire scars. Even though fire may eat into the very heart of a sequoia tree, the tree can survive so long as the fire doesn't kill the living tissue all the way around the tree. Over time, the fire scars gradually heal over and disappear.