March 20, 2017
Crystal Cave Upgrade Project Moves to the Next Phase
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. March 20, 2017 – The National Park Service (NPS) has approved a plan to improve the visitor services in the Crystal Cave area of Sequoia National Park. National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director Laura Joss approved the project by signing a finding of no significant impact statement (FONSI) in February. The public was provided a chance to review the proposed plan in late 2015.
March 16, 2017
Sequoia Parks Conservancy Selects A New Executive Director
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. March 16, 2017 – Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Sequoia Parks Conservancy are happy to announce that a new Executive Director for the Conservancy has been chosen. After an intensive search, Karen Dallett, will lead the organization into summer 2017 and forward.
March 15, 2017
Additional 2017 Fee Free Days Announced
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. March 15, 2017 –There are 13 more reasons to enjoy these national parks in 2017! The parks will offer free admission to all on 13 days in 2017.
February 01, 2017
National Parks Announce New Film & Photography Process and Website
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. February 1, 2017 – The National Park Service is excited to announce new procedures for film and photography permits for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The film and photography permit program at these parks has been on hiatus since September due to staffing changes and a desire to increase the efficiency of the program for both permittees and the parks. By not taking permits, the Film and Photography Permit Office was able to focus on evaluating the program and making additional upgrades.
January 25, 2017
Sequoia Parks Conservancy Receives Donation for NPS Research Projects
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. January 25, 2017 – The Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC) has been awarded a $94,074 donation from the Easterday Family Foundation to fund three research and restoration projects in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
January 18, 2017
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Complete Phased In Fee Increases
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. January 18, 2017 – Since 2015, the National Park Service has implemented a phased in approach to fee increases for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. 2017 marks the completion of this project with entry fees for Motorcycles now $25 per individual from $20 in 2016 for a 7-days pass.
January 10, 2017
UPDATE - Generals Highway Reopens in Sequoia National Park
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. January 10, 2016– The Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park is now open. Following multiple days of storms with mudslides, rockslides, and falling trees, the parks’ road crews have worked to clean-up the highway. Visitors should be prepared for rapidly changing conditions as the next storm is expected this afternoon.
January 08, 2017
UPDATE - Generals Highway Open in Sequoia National Park Until 5:00 PM Today
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. January 8, 2016– The Generals Highway in Sequoia National Park is now open until 5:00 p.m. tonight for visitor safety. Conditions will be reassessed tomorrow morning to determine when the road will re-open.
January 07, 2017
Generals Highway Closed at the Foothills Visitor Center in Sequoia National Park
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.
October 28, 2016
Search for Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie Scaled Back
After more than a week of searching for hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie, the mission has been put on hold due to a series of incoming winter storms forecasted for over the next week.
October 21, 2016
Search Continues for Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie
As the search for Robert “Bob” Woodie continues, park officials are requesting that any hiker who was in the search area since Thursday, October 13, 2016, to reach out with information.
October 19, 2016
Missing Hiker Robert “Bob” Woodie
Park officials are requesting the public’s help with information regarding a missing hiker.
October 12, 2016
$7.5 Million Worth of Illegal Marijuana Eradicated from Sequoia National Park
Nearly 3,000 illegal marijuana plants were eradicated from Sequoia National Park last month. Law enforcement officers discovered a cultivation site in the Yucca Creek drainage west, which is in a designated wilderness area of Sequoia National Park, west of Generals Highway.
October 04, 2016
Plan to Restore Native Species to High Elevation Aquatic Ecosystems Approved
Work to restore endangered frogs to high elevation aquatic ecosystems will be continuing under a newly approved plan.
September 22, 2016
Fatality at Deerhorn Mountain in Kings Canyon National Park
On the morning of Tuesday, September 20, 2016, park dispatchers were notified by the Inyo County Sherrif’s Department of a missing person presumably in Kings Canyon National Park. Alfred Kwok, a 50-year-old male from Claremont, CA, was reported overdue from a solo wilderness trip that was planned to conclude on Sunday, September 18, 2016.
September 19, 2016
Fatality at Eagle Lake in Sequoia National Park
On Saturday, September 17 at 3:08 p.m., park dispatchers were notified that a satellite SOS device had been activated at Eagle Lake within Sequoia National Park. The SOS message indicated an apparent drowning in the lake.
September 14, 2016
Safety Alert: Increased Traffic on Weekdays at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Weekday visitors to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks should be especially careful while visiting the parks through October 12, 2016. Up to 25 large dump trucks with trailers will be traveling through the parks on weekdays from sunrise until approximately 3 p.m.
September 14, 2016
Free Entrance to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on Sept. 24; Earn an Extra Free Day by Volunteering
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will offer free entrance to the public on Saturday, September 24, 2016, in honor of National Public Lands Day, which is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands.