New Fire Restrictions at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

PaintedLady-SunsetDue to high fire danger, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are instituting fire restrictions inside the parks starting today.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of the San Joaquin Valley. Visitor activities vary by season and elevation (1,370 to 14,494 feet).

The restrictions are:

  • No wood or barbecue fires are permitted below 6,000 feet, except in designated campgrounds. This includes Ash Mountain Picnic Area, Hospital Rock Picnic Area and backcountry travel below 6,000 feet. Gas or propane stoves may be used at all elevations.
  • No smoking below 6,000 feet is permitted, except within a developed area, a campground, an enclosed vehicle, or a building that allows smoking.

You can see a list for park alerts HERE.