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- December 17-21, 2017
- January 7-11, 2018
Limited WiFi and Cell Phone Coverage
Traffic Delays and Vehicle Length Limits on the Generals Highway
Expect significant delays on the main road in Sequoia National Park due to road reconstruction between Hospital Rock Picnic Area in the foothills and the Giant Forest sequoia grove. Traffic is held at Amphitheater Point Overlook at the lower end and Crystal Cave Road near the upper end (the work itself is from Deer Ridge to the Eleven Range Overlook).
Vehicles longer than 22 feet are prohibited on the stretch of road between Hospital Rock and the Giant Forest. Vehicles longer than 22 feet are never recommended on this section, but increased construction activity now makes it impossible for longer vehicles to make the tight curves. Highway 180, the northern entrance to these parks, is the preferred route for these longer vehicles. This limit applies to tow trucks, as well.
Parking at the river access across the Generals Highway from Potwisha Campground will be limited, as up to 70% of the parking will be occupied by construction materials.
The Majestic Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in California will expand your perspective, renew your spirit and challenge your sense of wonder. Like the sky-piercing trees that grow only here, Sequoia and Kings Canyon’s scale is ancient and epic. This is dynamic, full-screen Sierra recreation, on a level that field guides and trail maps only begin to reveal.
Come to this wild corner of the California Sierra and rekindle your connection with nature, under the General Grant and General Sherman Tree, along rocky banks of the Kings River, inside serpentine crystal caverns, below a roaring waterfall, or above timberline on a talus trail.
Infinity-edge vista points reveal the scenic splendor of these adjacent national parks. They also come with an open invitation to leave the pavement behind and engage them. Campgrounds, picnic tables, and hiking trails cover Sequoia and Kings Canyon parks. This is more than a dashboard travel destination. Rather, one for kicking up some gritty Sierra sand, wading into cool swimming holes, casting fishing lines, snowshoeing by giant red trees, sharing campfires, and chasing shooting stars.
What Others Say About Us
Of course we think Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are an amazing place to visit, but don't take our word for it! Take a look at our In The News section to read about latest news on in-park happenings, local events, and popular opinions, and see what the buzz is all about!