As the 4th of July holiday weekend approaches, we anticipate a significant increase in visitation to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. SEKI kindly requests our assistance in sharing some important tips with guests staying at our establishments or stopping by our businesses to assist them in having an enjoyable visit to the parks. Click the link for details. NOTE: This information is equally applicable to any of us planning to enter the park over the next several days!

Road paving is expected to take place on the Mineral King Road from 6/25 through 6/28. Paving will require temporary closures Tuesday, 6/25 through Friday 6/28. Road paving is also scheduled on site 20 on the Generals Highway on Monday, 6/24. Click the link above for a more detailed schedule. Also, please help us urge visitors to stay out and away from the river if they plan to come up to the parks. As you know, this week we had another tragic river incident. 

The 560-acre Park Ridge prescribed burn near Grant Grove is scheduled to commence on June 23rd and last up to six days. Visitors to the area on ignition days should expect moderate smoke impacts and intermittent traffic delays. At night, smoke may be discernible in the parks’ lower elevations. A few trails that enter the burn area, including the Park Ridge Trail, will be closed during the burn. Click on the link above for more datails.

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. Click the link above for information on planning holiday weekend trips! Of note, the Mineral King Road is opening to the public on Friday May 24th. Cedar Grove and Crystal Cave remain closed.

Contractors began implementing the Generals Highway Roadside Hazard Tree Removal project on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. This project, spans approximately 10.5 miles of the Generals Highway from the Redwood Mountain Overlook to Forest Route 15S03 and the Sequoia National Park boundary. Operations will be conducted from Monday to Friday and may lead to traffic delays of up to 30 minutes.

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. The contractor will be mobilizing and preparing the site early in the week and visitors can expect periodic traffic delays. Scheduled closures are expected to begin Wednesday, May 1. Click the title link above for more details including a schedule and maps.

On April 1st, County Supervisor Eddie Valero attended the public meeting held by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. In response to an audience question about the Mineral King Road, he read an update provided by the county’s Resource Management Agency. Click the link for information on the temporary road repairs, the permanent road repairs, and the Oak Grove Bridge project.