-Updated October 5, 2020-
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Open, Area Closures Remain
Sequoia National Park recently reopened after closures associated with the SQF Complex fires. Both entrance stations, the Generals Highway, and Highway 180 are open. The Mineral King area, South Fork area, and some wilderness areas in Sequoia remain closed due to wildfire concerns. Some additional facilities remain closed due to the pandemic.
Regional Wildfires and Air Quality
Due to increased particulate matter from widespread wildfires, air quality is variable in the parks. For specific information on park air quality and current forecasts, visit our Air Quality Information webpage. You may also get current info on Twitter from @SequoiaKingsAir and by checking park and local webcams for visibility updates.
Biologists are beginning to notice an increase in tussock moth caterpillars in the parks. Learn more about tussock moths and why we should avoid contact with them.
Access in Parks
In accordance with guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks has opened access to the following facilities, services, and features:
Some Park Facilities Remain Closed
At this time, visitor centers are not open. Ranger stations are also closed. Bear canister rentals may not be available in the parks but continue to be required in many areas.
Facilities and Services Unavailable in 2020
Lodgepole Visitor Center (closed for renovations), Sequoia Shuttle,Crystal Cave, Delaware North Company: Bearpaw High Sierra Camp, Cedar Grove Lodge, Cedar Grove Restaurant, Cedar Grove Market & Gift Shop, Lodgepole Showers and Laundry, and the Sherman Tree Food Cart will not open in 2020.
Your Safety is Our Number One Priority
The health and safety of staff and visitors alike is critical to us. We are working with the NPS Office of Public Health and the US Public Health Service to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Please follow COVID-19 safety procedures.
Information on Neighboring Public Lands
Traveling to Yosemite National Park? Obtain entrance reservation information here.
Last updated: October 13, 2020