Page last updated October 12, 10:45 am
The KNP Complex Wildfires
The KNP Complex Fires were caused by a significant lightning storm on Thursday September 9 and are affecting infrastructure and resources in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and Sequoia National Forest. We are collaborating with neighboring agencies to aggressively attack these fires to suppress them. The KNP Complex fires have been in full suppression since their discovery the morning following the lightning storm.
Area, Road, Services, and Facilities Closures
All developed areas and roads are closed. Most wilderness lands are also closed. These areas will remain closed until the threat from the fire and its impacts are diminished. Any listed closure dates may be extended:
All lodging reservations, wilderness permits, and Crystal Cave tours have been cancelled. Check our Frequently Asked Questions about the KNP Complex page for details.
Air Quality and Smoke Outlook
Fires are severely impacting air quality both inside and outside the parks. Conditions are changing quickly depending on location, fire behavior, and wind and weather patterns. For real-time air quality information and location-specific air quality updates, visit the AirNow Fire and Smoke Map. We also now have a daily Smoke Outlook report for the KNP Complex fires
Please also visit our Air Quality Information web page.
Neighboring US Forest Service Access and Closures
Closures in Sequoia National Forest associated with the KNP Complex Fires are in effect. The closure order includes all national forest land around the Grant Grove area, along Highway 180 into Cedar Grove, and the Big Meadows and Hume Lake areas. Additional national forest areas are closed to the south of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks due to the Windy Fire. For more information and maps, please visit the Sequoia National Forest website.
COVID-19 Safety, When Parks Reopen
To promote the safety of visitors and staff, masks are required in all NPS buildings, on the Sequoia Shuttle, and while attending Crystal Cave tours, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also require in outdoor spaces when physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as narrow or busy trails and overlooks.
For the health and safety of others, please choose another time to visit a park if:
Information on Neighboring Public Lands
Traveling to Yosemite National Park? Reservations will be required to enter the park for day use through September 30, 2021.