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PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of California and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 19, 2021
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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.

  • KNP Complex Update – September 20, 2021

    September 20, 2021 | 10:19 am

    The KNP Complex, ignited by lightning on the night of September 9, continues to grow in Sequoia National Park. The two fires that comprised the complex, the Paradise Fire and the Colony Fire, are now considered to be a single fire. There was about 1,700 acres of growth on the fire yesterday. Most of it occurred in the Crystal Cave area where the fire got into a “bowl,” a topographic feature, which allowed it to move rapidly uphill.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Kings Canyon National Park Now Largely Closed due to KNP Complex Fire

    September 20, 2021 | 4:25 am

    Large portions of Kings Canyon National Park have now been closed due to KNP Complex Fire activity, with further closures expected.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • KNP Complex Update – September 19, 2021

    September 19, 2021 | 3:43 pm

    The KNP Complex, ignited by lightning on the night of September 9, continues to grow in Sequoia National Park. The two fires that comprised the complex, the Paradise Fire and the Colony Fire, merged Friday, and going forward will be considered a single fire. There was minimal fire growth on the fire yesterday.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • KNP Complex Update – September 18, 2021

    September 18, 2021 | 8:30 am

    The KNP Complex, ignited by lightning on the night of September 9, continues to grow in Sequoia National Park. The two fires that comprised the complex, the Paradise Fire and the Colony Fire, merged yesterday, and going forward will be considered a single fire.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • KNP Complex Update – September 17, 2021

    September 17, 2021 | 2:13 pm

    The KNP Complex, ignited by lightning on the night of September 11, continues to grow in Sequoia National Park. The complex is comprised of the Paradise Fire and the Colony Fire. The Paradise Fire is currently measured at 8,203 acres, and the Colony Fire is currently measured at 3,162 acres, for a combined total for the KNP Complex of 11,365 acres, with 0% containment.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • KNP Complex Update, September 16, 2021

    September 16, 2021 | 2:26 pm

    Effective this morning, the Southern Area Blue Type 1 Incident Management Team is managing the KNP Complex under the leadership of Incident Commander Mark Morales. A community meeting is scheduled for September 17, 2021, at 7 p.m. at the Three Rivers Veterans Memorial Building.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • KNP Complex Update – September 15, 2021

    September 15, 2021 | 7:29 am

    The KNP Complex, ignited by lightning on the night of September 9, grew significantly yesterday. The complex is comprised of the Paradise Fire and the Colony Fire. Sequoia National Park is closed to the public, and employees that reside inside the park have been evacuated. Kings Canyon National Park remains open, but serious air quality impacts are possible.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • KNP Complex Update – September 14, 2021

    September 14, 2021 | 6:40 am

    The KNP Complex, ignited by lightning on the night of September 9, continues to grow in Sequoia National Park. The complex is comprised of the Paradise Fire and the Colony Fire. Last night, the Paradise Fire made a downhill run, and crossed the middle fork of the Kaweah River and the Generals Highway. As a result of this, the parks are evacuating employees from the Ash Mountain Headquarters Complex and nearby housing areas.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • KNP Complex Update for September 13, 2021

    September 13, 2021 | 10:19 am

    The KNP Complex, comprised of the Paradise Fire and the Colony Fire in Sequoia National Park, continued to grow yesterday. The most recent mapping showed the Paradise Fire at 807 acres and the Colony Fire at 230 acres. Extremely smoky conditions under an inversion layer have prevented further mapping thus far today.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Wildfires in Sequoia National Park Growing, Closures Underway

    September 11, 2021 | 12:33 pm

    Active wildfires caused by a significant lightning storm on Thursday are growing and have potential to affect park infrastructure and resources. The parks are aggressively attacking these fires to suppress them.

    Read more at nps.gov