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ATTENTION: Due to very high fire danger, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are instituting additional fire restrictions inside the parks. Beginning Monday, July 28, 2014:

  • No wood or barbecue fires are permitted at Potwisha, Buckeye Flat, or South Fork campgrounds.
  • No wood or barbecue fires are permitted at Ash Mountain and Hospital Rock picnic areas.
  • No wood or barbecue fires are permitted below 6,000 feet in the parks wilderness or back-country areas. Year-round, site-specific wilderness fire restrictions also apply.
  • No smoking below 6,000 feet is permitted, except within a campground or picnic area where wood and charcoal fires are allowed, an enclosed vehicle, a designated smoking area, or a building which allows smoking.

  • Gas, propane, alcohol, and tablet/cube stoves are allowed at all park campgrounds and picnic areas and throughout all elevation zones in the wilderness. Wood or barbecue fires are allowed at park campgrounds in the Cedar Grove, Grant Grove, Dorst, Lodgepole, and Mineral King areas and in all picnic areas other than Ash Mountain and Hospital Rock.

    Fire restrictions reduce the probability of an accidental human-caused fire that could threaten visitors and employees during times of high fire danger.

    These National Park Service restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. If further restrictions are necessary due to changing conditions, the parks will make another public announcement. Be sure to check bulletin boards or the visitor centers for the most current regulations when you visit the parks.

    Visitors to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, by following these steps, can help ensure that their visit is safe, enjoyable, and helps to prevent unwanted fire.

    Would you like more information about fire? Go to www.nps.gov/seki and click on Fire in the Parks under Quicklinks.

    Construction Alert: Construction will be occurring on the Generals Highway starting on June 2nd between Eleven Range and Wolverton Junction. Delays can be expected to last up to one hour with scheduled traffic releases at the top of every hour between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The construction schedule is expected to change throughout the course of the summer; please obtain more information from the entrance stations and visitor centers upon arrival. Vehicles traveling to Lodgepole or Dorst Creek Campground from the southern entrance will have to travel through the construction zone.
    Federal Highways Advisory: It is strongly recommended that vehicles over the length of 22 feet access Lodgepole Campground, Dorst Creek Campground, and the Giant Forest from the Highway 180 entrance into Kings Canyon National Park. The portion of the Generals Highway accessed from Highway 198 and the southern entrance is narrow and steep and is not advised for vehicles over the length of 22 feet.

    POTWISHA CAMPGROUND, CA

    part ofSequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, National Park Service
    Photo: POTWISHA CAMPGROUND
    Status: Open through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Non Peak Wed Sep 03 2014 Thu Apr 30 2015
    Peak Wed Jul 01 2015 Mon Aug 31 2015
    Non Peak Tue Sep 01 2015 Sat Apr 30 2016
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