Contact: Dana Dierkes, 559-565-3131
Contact: Mike Theune, 559-565-3703
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CA – The Grant Grove and Wilsonia areas of Kings Canyon National Park will reopen in stages over the next two days starting on Monday, August 24, 2015.
- On Monday, August 24, at 12 noon, the General Grant Tree, Panoramic Point, park trails, John Muir Lodge, Grant Grove Cabins, restaurant, market, and gift shop will be open.
- On Tuesday, August 25, at 8 a.m., the Kings Canyon Visitor Center will reopen.
- On Tuesday, August 25, at 12 noon, Azalea Campground will open. However, since the air quality in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks can be very unhealthy to hazardous at this time due to smoke from the Rough Fire, it is suggested that people who wish to camp do so in hard-sided vehicles, such as RVs, vans, etc. Currently, air quality in the parks is the worst from 12 midnight to 10 a.m.
For more info about Sequoia National Park, call 559-565-3341 or visit www.nps.gov/seki.
For more info about the Rough Fire, call 559-332-2028 or visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4456.
Last updated: August 23, 2015