A car driving through Sequoia National Park in winter

Current Road Conditions & Travel Alerts

SQF Complex Fire Updates

Updated October 1, 2020

Sequoia National Park will reopen on Thursday, October 1 as the evacuation warning related to the SQF Complex has been lifted for most of Three Rivers, California. This reopening includes the Generals Highway from the Ash Mountain entrance station (Highway 198) into Sequoia National Park, to Highway 180 in Kings Canyon, and national park areas and trails along this route, including the Giant Forest.

Kings Canyon previously opened on September 23.

For more information, please visit the official National Park Service website.

Find out more about the current road conditions, and whether they'll impact your trip to Sequoia and Kings National Parks. Updated road condition information is also available by calling (559) 565-3341.

A Road construction project is causing traffic delays just below Grant Grove, heading southeast along the Generals Highway to Little Baldy Saddle (just south of the Dorst Creek Campground turnoff). Construction will take place on both National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service land.

  • Work will occur Monday through Friday only.
  • Work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 6 am to 5 pm.
  • Traffic may be stopped at multiple points along the stretch of road - expect delays of up to one hour total.

Additional work will occur on the road to Upper Sherman Tree Parking Area and Wolverton. Access to the Upper and Lower Sherman Parking Lot will be maintained with minimum impacts to traffic.

Please visit www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/road-construction for details.

Winter Driving

During the winter, travel between Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park is impacted by the snow. Please use the following roads to access Grant Grove and Wuksachi Lodge during the winter:

  • Grant Grove: Highway 180
  • Wuksachi Lodge: Highway 198

Tire chains can be required at any time on park roads and are available for purchase or rent at locations near entrances. It is strongly recommended to carry them during the winter.

More information about current park and road conditions are available on the National Park Service's website.

Current Park Conditions

Current Road Conditions