River Safety

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks


River Safety PSA: (00:60)

(Buckeye Camp scene)

Did you know that the number one cause of death in Sequoia and Kings Canyon is drowning?

(scene and sounds of people playing in the Paradise Creek pool)

Riverbanks can crumble without warning. Rocks are slippery. Calm water looks enticing, but underneath the swift current can carry you away in seconds. Once you fall in, getting out is nearly impossible.

(Zoom out from Deadly River poster)

Be extra careful near water. Stay out of the water if the water is cold and currents strong!

Don't drink and swim. It's a recipe for disaster.

Enjoy your visit safely, so you can come back again!

A message from your neighbors at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

For more information, visit or call (559) 565-3341

(NPS Arrowhead)


A short public service announcement on river safety in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.


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National Park Service/Rick Cain

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