Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks News
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Firewood Permits Available for Dorst Woodlot in Sequoia National Park
September 6, 2022 | 9:38 am
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. September 6, 2022 – Surplus wood is currently available to the public by permit in Sequoia National Park. Firewood permits are free, but you must obtain your permit before wood can be removed. Permit holders may take up to six cords per family per year. Firewood is available on a first-come first-served basis until the supply is gone.
Search for Quang Trong Than in Kings Canyon National Park Moving to Limited Continuous Mode
September 1, 2022 | 2:20 pm
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. September 1, 2022 – For the past 10 days, searches have been underway in Kings Canyon National Park and Inyo National Forest for Quang Trong Than, 66, of Newport Beach, CA. The search for Than is scaling back to limited continuous mode. This means that while searching will continue, the large number of resources and personnel that have been dedicated to this effort will be reduced. The search will remain in limited continuous mode until Than is found.
Labor Day Weekend in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
September 1, 2022 | 9:33 am
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. September 1, 2022 – Labor Day Weekend is the last major holiday weekend of the summer in the parks, and as such is often as busy or even busier than the Fourth of July. Visitors are strongly encouraged to plan ahead to ensure an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend.
Search Underway for Missing Hiker Quang Trong Than in Kings Canyon National Park
August 30, 2022 | 8:44 am
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. August 29, 2022 – A search is underway in Kings Canyon National Park and Inyo National Forest for Quang Trong Than, 66, of Newport Beach, CA. Than was last seen on Sunday, August 21 between 3 and 4 p.m near the peak of Split Mountain, on the Sierra Nevada Crest, close to the boundary between the national park and the national forest. Than became separated from his group at the base of the summit.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Propose Campground Fee Increases
August 16, 2022 | 1:52 pm
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. August 16, 2022 – Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (the parks) are proposing a fee increase at 14 front country campgrounds: Atwell Mill, Cold Springs, Potwisha, Buckeye Flat, Dorst Creek, Lodgepole, Wolverton Stock campsites, Azalea, Sunset, Crystal Springs, Sentinel, Moraine, Sheep Creek, and Canyon View. The proposed fee increases would be enacted in two phases, with the first increase implemented on January 1, 2023 and a second increase on January 1, 2024.
The National Park Service Advances KNP Complex Wildfire Tree Hazard Mitigation Project at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
July 22, 2022 | 11:53 am
Public comment period opens July 22 and runs through August 21 SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. July 22, 2022 – The National Park Service (NPS) is announcing the next steps in advancing recovery efforts to mitigate roadside tree hazards resulting from the KNP Complex Wildfire which burned over 88,000 acres of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (parks) from September through October of 2021. Where moderate to high severity fire crossed roadways, many of the fire-killed trees are now considered tree hazards – meaning they pose a direct risk to human safety and property due to the likelihood of their failure and potential to hit a human or man-made target.
Summer Roadwork Beginning on the Generals Highway in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
July 5, 2022 | 4:45 pm
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. July 5, 2022– Beginning on Monday, July 11, a road preservation project is scheduled along the Generals Highway, the road that connects Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The project will continue throughout the summer and fall. Short stretches of road will be sealed and resurfaced. If you encounter one of these construction zones, expect delays of up to 30 minutes during the day, and up to one hour at night. Road work will stop for the weekend on Fridays at 6 p.m. and resume on Sundays at 8 p.m.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Prepare for Fourth of July Weekend
June 30, 2022 | 3:20 pm
SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. June 29, 2022– Summer is in full swing at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Fourth of July weekend is expected to be extremely busy, and visitors are strongly encouraged to plan ahead to ensure an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend.
Ignitions Complete for Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn
June 17, 2022 | 11:00 am
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. June 17, 2022 – Fire staff completed ignitions on the last segment of the Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn unit last evening, for a total of 752-acres treated since Thursday, June 9, 2022. With ignitions complete, firefighters will continue to patrol the area as vegetation inside the unit burns down. Access to the General Sherman Tree remains open from the Sherman Tree parking lots.
Ignitions Have Started on the Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn
June 9, 2022 | 9:54 am
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. June 9, 2022 – Following a successful test burn this morning and a determination by the burn boss and fire management staff, ignitions have begun on the Tharps-Hazelwood Prescribed Burn in Sequoia National Park. Eight to nine days of ignitions are planned to complete these critical fuels treatments.