SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CALIFORNIA – Are you planning to visit
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks this fall or winter? If so, here are a few trip-planning tips:
• Visitor Centers: Stop at a park visitor center for exhibits, films, books, maps, hats, postcards, etc.
All purchases support the parks! Hours and locations of visitor centers change in fall/winter. Info:www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm.
• Ranger-led Programs: For specific information about ranger-led or naturalist-led programs, visit www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/rangerprogsched.htm. Programs may be limited in fall and winter at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Four out of 14 campgrounds at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have closed for the season: Dorst Creek, Crystal Springs, Sunset, and Moraine campgrounds.
While the majority of park campgrounds are first-come, first-serve, reservations may be available for Potwisha Campground (year-round), Buckeye Flat Campground (through the night of September 28, 2014), and at Lodgepole Campground (September 23, 2014: Last night for reservations; From September 24 through the night of October 20, 2014: first-come, first-serve camping). For reservations, call (877) 444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov.
Generals Highway Reconstruction – On weekdays through October, expect road construction delays of 15 minutes-1 hour in Sequoia National Park: www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/index.htm.
• Shuttle Service:
No shuttle service is available at Sequoia National Park through November 26, 2014.
Holiday shuttle service will operate daily inside of Sequoia National Park from
November 27-30, 2014, and from December 26 - January 4, 2014, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
All shuttle buses are wheelchair-accessible. Holiday shuttle service is limited to parking areas adjacent to the General Sherman Tree, Wolverton, and Wuksachi Lodge. Info:www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/parktransit.htm