NEWS

Sequoia Seasonal Road update from the NFS

Seasonal road closures are in place for most Forest Service administered roads in Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest. Many high elevation roads under County jurisdiction; Highway 180 past the…

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John Muir, 1878

Walk the sequoia woods at any time of year, and you will say they are the most beautiful on earth. Rare and impressive contrasts meet you everywhere‚—the colors of tree and flower, rock and sky, light and shade, strength and frailty, endurance and evanescence…. Then in winter the trees themselves break forth in universal bloom, myriads of small four-sided conelets crowd the ends of the slender sprays, coloring the whole tree, and, when ripe, dusting all the air and the ground with golden pollen.

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SAFETY

Smokey Bear History

The guardian of our forest has been a part of the American scene for so many years, it is hard for most of us to remember when Smokey Bear first appeared. Dressed…

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Swift Water Warning

As the snow continues to melt with the warming weekend temperatures, remember that mountain rivers and streams are cold and can be very swift! People in or near area lakes, rivers, and…

Garmin inReach Mini Review

The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are a beautiful and restful retreat from the busy world of the hustle and bustle of the valley and city life. What also comes with…

Maps and Roads

The National Park Service recommends that you check conditions before going uphill. The information provided here is from the NPS with the links posted below. Road Information Call for 24-hour recorded road…

Bears and Food Storage

Please do your part to protect bears and yourself during your visit to the Sequoias and Kings Canyon. The National Park Service provides this helpful information: Bear habitat means food storage is…

CAMPING

22 Hiking Trails for All Levels

What greater way is there to explore the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Region than on a hike? If you’re looking for a comprehensive list on hiking trails for all levels, our friend,…

Sequoia Campgrounds

The Sequoia region offers some of the most beautiful places to camp and really affordable rates. Enjoy this list of campgrounds and camping areas provided by the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National…

Princess Campground

Princess Campground is an excellent campground near the entrance to Kings Canyon and Hume Lake. It sits next to a large meadow at an elevation of 5,900 feet in the Indian Basin Grove. The…

Lodgepole Campground

Overview Lodgepole Campground is located in the breathtaking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California’s rugged Sierra Nevada range. Lodgepole is perched on the banks of the scenic and lengthy…