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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks - News section for more.

  • What To Expect This 2024 Memorial Day Weekend At Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    May 24, 2024 | 8:41 am

    Memorial Day weekend is considered the summer “kick-off” for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and the parks are expected to be exceptionally busy. Trip-planning is essential for a safe and enjoyable visit. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your holiday weekend trip.

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  • Road Construction Closures Lifted in Sequoia National Park

    May 13, 2024 | 12:17 pm

    The phase of road construction requiring closures on the Generals Highway, previously slated through May 23, 2024, has concluded ahead of schedule. All road closures between Ash Mountain and the Giant Forest are lifted, however, visitors may still encounter up to 30-minute delays as construction continues in the vicinity.

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  • Road Construction Begins April 29 in Sequoia National Park

    April 26, 2024 | 1:54 pm

    Beginning the week of April 29 visitors to Sequoia National Park can expect weekday, daytime closures, and delays for an estimated 4-week period between Hospital Rock and the Giant Forest area.

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  • Road Construction and Delays Now Anticipated to Begin April 29 in Sequoia National Park

    April 11, 2024 | 3:40 pm

    Tentatively beginning the week of April 29 visitors to Sequoia National Park can expect weekday, daytime closures, and delays for an estimated 4-week period between Hospital Rock and the Giant Forest area. This work had initially been scheduled to begin on April 15.

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  • Road Construction Closures and Delays Anticipated to Begin Mid-April in Sequoia National Park

    March 29, 2024 | 11:30 am

    Tentatively beginning the week of April 15 visitors to Sequoia National Park can expect weekday, daytime closures, and delays for an estimated 4-week period between Hospital Rock and the Giant Forest area. This is the last remaining section of severely damaged roadway along the Generals Highway from the early 2023 winter storms, out of over 20. All other damage along the Generals Highway was repaired in 2023, but this section is requiring significant drilling and rebuilding with large heavy machinery, in a narrow and windy section of the road.

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  • Winter Pile Burns Planned in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    January 18, 2024 | 3:00 pm

    Fire management staff at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are preparing to burn piles of cut vegetation in multiple locations throughout the parks. The work will be ongoing as conditions allow from January 22 through March 15, 2024.

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  • 2023 Fire Restrictions Lifted in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    November 20, 2023 | 3:43 pm

    SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. November 20, 2023 – Effective at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will no longer be in fire restrictions.

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  • Hiker Fatality on Mt. Whitney in Sequoia National Park

    October 20, 2023 | 10:13 am

    Tom Gerbier, a French National of Fontenay-sous-Bois, France, and pilot for Air France, was reported missing when he didn’t show up for his return flight. He started his hike from Whitney Portal early Tuesday morning, October 17, via the Mountaineering Route and was due back on a flight on Wednesday, October 18.

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  • Fall and Winter Pile Burns Planned in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    October 15, 2023 | 2:59 pm

    SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. October 15 – Fire management staff at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are preparing to begin burning piles of cut vegetation in multiple locations throughout the parks. The work will be ongoing as conditions allow from October 21 – December 1, 2023.

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  • Grant Grove Prescribed Burn Postponed Due to Dry Conditions

    October 8, 2023 | 3:17 pm

    Fire management staff at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are postponing implementation of the Grant Grove Prescribed Burn, in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park, due to dry fuel conditions within the unit. The parks hope to reschedule the prescribed burn, which was formerly scheduled to begin next week, for later this fall, but anticipate that it will be necessary to wait for the area to receive precipitation.

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