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SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. January 7, 2016– The Generals Highway is now closed at the Foothills Visitor Center in Sequoia National Park due to rock slides and flooding until further notice. This storm is forecast to continue through Monday evening.
Visitors will not be able to access the giant sequoias (aka big trees), Potwisha Campground, Giant Forest Museum, and Lodgepole areas. Guests with reservations to Wuksachi Lodge are encouraged to call them at this time. www.visitsequoia.com/Wuksachi/Lodging
Visitors are able to exit the park at this time. Kings Canyon National Park remains open. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
For additional updates, please visit the parks’ Facebook page, facebook.com/SequoiaKingsNPS, Twitter: @SequoiaKingsNPS, or the parks’ website at www.nps.gov/seki
About Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
These two parks, which lie-side-by-side in the southern Sierra Nevada in Central California, serve as a prime example of nature’s size, beauty, and diversity. Over 1.5 million visitors from across the U.S. and the world visit these parks for the world’s largest trees (by volume), grand mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, the highest point in the lower 48 states, and more. Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/seki or 559-565-3341.