Our friends at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have provided another update on the storm recovery efforts. Access to Giant Forest from Hwy 198 in Three Rivers is expected to open July 1! They are assessing the Mineral King Road to determine what, if any, public access will be possible this summer and to develop guidelines for resident access.

The Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park, home to the General Sherman Tree, the largest tree in the world (by volume), will reopen to the public on Friday, June 2. Access to the Giant Forest and Lodgepole areas will only be possible from Kings Canyon National Park, via the Big Stump entrance station on Highway 180. It is not possible to reach this area or giant sequoias from the Sequoia National Park entrance station on Highway 198 in Three Rivers.