Travel Advisory

Please be advised of temporary closures due to a wildfire, dubbed the “Rough Fire.”  The fire is located in the Sierra National Forest between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove.

  • Hwy 180 going East is CLOSED from Grant Grove Tree Road (just outside Grant Grove) to Cedar Grove in Kings Canyon National Park.  

  • The Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park, including Cedar Grove Lodge is temporarily CLOSED.

  • The Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park, currently remains open for day visitation, including the restaurant, gift shop, market, etc.  Overnight lodging in the   Grant Grove area, including John Muir Lodge and the Grant Grove Cabins are temporarily CLOSED.

For guests whose reservations at Cedar Grove Lodge, John Muir Lodge or Grant Grove Cabins have been canceled, please contact our reservations department at 877-404-3771 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. to make other lodging accommodations at one of our sister properties. Sequoia National Park remains OPEN, including Wuksachi Lodge, Lodgepole Market and Bearpaw High Sierra Camp, however an ongoing smoke advisory remains in effect. Delaware North is working collaboratively with NPS and the Rough Fire Incident Management Team to continue to run safely and return lodging facilities to operational as soon as possible. 

For updates and additional information, visit the InciWeb fire information, NPS and Valley air quality websites. 


Helpful Things to Know Before You Go


Sequoia and Kings Canyon offer spectacular visitor experiences, but as you marvel at the vistas and hit the trails, keep in mind that many everyday things we take for granted are very different in the parks. 

As you venture into this pristine stretch of Sierra wilderness, and perhaps stay at a classic national park lodge like the Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia, and the John Muir Lodge or Cedar Grove Lodge in Kings Canyon, please protect the parks and always be alert to changes in weather, terrain and other natural features and conditions.

Read on for answers to frequently asked questions and some travel tips to make your visit to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks as enjoyable as possible.

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