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Contact: Dana M. Dierkes, 559-565-3131
Contact: Mike Theune, 559-565-3703
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CA – In Kings Canyon National Park, the Grant Grove area reopened today. Open areas include the General Grant Tree, Kings Canyon Visitor Center (10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily until further notice), Panoramic Point Road/Trail, market, restaurant, John Muir Lodge, and Grant Grove Cabins. For information about open/closed trails, stop at a park visitor center or call 559-565-3341. Hwy 180 is closed north of the Grant Tree Road, just beyond the turn-off to the General Grant Tree. Both Azalea and Crystal Springs campgrounds are expected to open on Thursday, September 24, at 12 noon. The road between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, the Generals Highway, remains open.
Please take extra precautions when visiting Kings Canyon National Park. Due to the Rough Fire, firefighters and equipment are still located in the Grant Grove area. For your safety and theirs, please drive extra carefully and slowly.