A Land of Giants

Huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world’s largest trees exemplify the diversity of landscapes, life, and beauty here. Explore these pages to learn about the plants and animals here and the threats they face. Our ancient giant sequoias may seem invincible, but they, too are vulnerable.

A wood-sided one-story building with a green roof and stone foundation serves as a park station.

See Sequoias Via CA Hwy 180 Entrance

Do you want to see giant sequoias trees? After recent fires, you can ONLY access sequoias via the CA Highway 180 entrance to Kings Canyon.

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Visiting Kings Canyon After the Fire

Looking for trip ideas as we reopen the parks? Check here for information about what's open and available.

A mountainous landscape covered by oak woodlands and chaparral, some of which is burned by fire.

Visiting Sequoia After the Fire

The diverse foothills area offers a large-scale view of fire effects. To see sequoia groves, visit Kings Canyon via Highway 180.

Trails in Giant Forest offer an up-close view of giant sequoias

Things to Do

There are many ways to explore these parks. Find activities that are best for you!

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Current Conditions

Check alerts and learn about current conditions before you come!

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KNP Complex Fire Overview

Learn in depth about KNP Complex management, including priorities, firefighting tactics, fire timeline, and long-term emergency response.

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KNP Complex Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions regarding the current KNP Complex fires, and related facilities and service closures.

A man walks near giant sequoias. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Plan Your Visit

Looking for tips to help plan your trip? Start here for information about camping, lodging, driving, and more.

A man installs chains on his vehicle. Photo by Kirke Wrench.

Winter Driving & Tire Chains

Be prepared for snowy mountain roads! Chains may be required at any time.

A rustic-styled lodge with light snow on the ground. Photo by Alison Taggart-Barone.

Lodging

Reservations are highly recommended for lodging.

A metal food storage box is provided at each campsite.

Store Food to Protect Wildlife

Bears are active day and night. When camping or picnicking, all food, trash, and any item with a scent must be stored in food-storage boxes.

A tent site at Lodgepole Campground

Camping

Learn about camping options throughout the parks and vehicle length limits on roads.

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Explore Sequoia Groves

Whether you see them from your car or hike to a remote grove, giant sequoias inspire awe and wonder.

Group of giant sequoias in Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park

Giant Sequoias

Learn more about these magnificent trees, and the important role of fire in giant sequoia ecosystems.

Fire burns in ground vegetation below towering giant sequoia trees.

Giant Sequoias and Fire

Learn more about the role fire plays in giant sequoia groves.

Last updated: November 23, 2021

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47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers , CA 93271

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559 565-3341

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