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Category: Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia Celebrating the Reopening of Boyden Cavern

On June 8th Sequoia National Forest Officials celebrated the Grand Reopening of Boyden Cavern on the Hume Lake Ranger District. Visitors enjoyed a 50-minute walking tour through the impressive display of underground rock and mineral formations with the cavern’s managers, Daniel and Maria Baker. Boyden Cavern is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [...]

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Announce Request of Proposals for Land Exchanges in Wilsonia Historic District

Sierra Rec Magazine - NPS Prss Release - SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. November, 2018 – The National Park Service (NPS) at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is seeking Requests for Expression of Interest (RFEI) in the exchange of federally owned, improved residential properties in Wilsonia Historic District within Kings Canyon National Park, [...]

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National Park Service Announces Entrance Fee-Free Days for 2019 Sierra Parks

Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Will Offer Five Free Entrance Days in 2019 Sierra Rec Magazine - News Release NPS - WASHINGTON – The National Park Service will waive all entrance fees on five days in 2019, giving visitors and locals an additional FEE Free opportunity to come and explore the Sierra National [...]

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20 Cant Miss Places To Explore For National Parks Week In The Sierra

National Parks Week Is a Great Time to Explore Some Place New With The Family April 2017- National Park Week is the time to discover national parks and the wonders found inside national parks, National Park Week is April 15 to 23, 2017. The Sierra is blessed with four fantastic Parks to explore and so many wonders, there is [...]

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National Parks Announce Plans for Fall Prescribed Burns

  SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. September 23, 2016 – SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. September 23, 2016 – As temperatures drop and the season changes, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are preparing to perform three prescribed burns during the fall of 2016. The start dates for the prescribed burns [...]

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“Bike Your Park Day” Rides Planned in All 50 States

National Parks, September 6, 2016 —  Get ready to take over Your Sierra National Parks via two-wheel Peddle Power, September 24th 2016.  The First Ever Bike Your Park day will be a National event with over 1,300 rides & with nearly 10,000 participants in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and several countries are already registered for the [...]

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Launch Second Year of Every Kid in a Park Pass

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, September 2, 2016 – Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks encourage all fourth graders to visit for free this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. The program givesfourth-gradee students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 federally-managed lands and waters. Visit [...]

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Sequoia National Park to Host “The Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers” Event and Waive Entry Fees

Sequoia National Park To Host Fee Free Day June 18th in Honor of Buffalo Soldiers SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK CA , June 2016- Come celebrate the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, African-American soldiers who were early caretakers of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and several other national parks. Learn about what they did to help create [...]

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Sierra National Parks Prepare For Fee Free Day Monday Jan18th

Bring the Snowshoes, Skis and Sleds as Monday in Fee Free Day in the Sierra National Parks National Parks, USA-  Fee Free Day for Martin Luther Kings Birthday January 18th, provides everyone the opportunity to take a day and enjoy our national parks. In the Sierra, we are blessed with Four National Parks, Yosemite, Lassen [...]

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Sierra National Parks announce 2016 Fee Free Days

Lassen, Yosemite and Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Parks 2016 Fee Free Days National Parks- The National parks service has announced their 2016 Fee Free Days.  Each year the Park system uses Fee Free Days to increase volunteer opportunities and to help introduce new people to the park system. These are great days to not only fantastic [...]

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Top 20 things to do with a 4th grader in the Sierra National Parks

20 Great Ideas For Kids When Visiting The Sierra National Parks Sierra National Parks - The Sierra mountains are home to four National Parks: Yosemite National Park; Lassen Volcanic National Park; Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park. And with President Obama's new get kids in the Parks program, which coincides with the 100th Anniversary of National [...]

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Access RE-Opened to Giant Sequoia National Monument and through Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

HUME LAKE RANGER DISTRICT & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. – The National Park Service and the USDA Forest Service are excited to share with the public the plan and timetable for the reopening of the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park, the road between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (the Generals [...]

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Labor Day Weekend in the Sierra

Recreation overload happening in the Sierra Labor Day Weekend. Sierra Mountains - Labor Day Weekend, for some it is a time to relax and settle into the new fall season, high school football games, church schedules, last minute schools supplies shopping etc... But for others it is a huge three day weekend of recreation and [...]

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Hume Lake Region under Mandatory Full Evacuation from Rough Fire

Public Notice: Mandatory Fire Evacuation Notices Issued in Hume Lake Area Hume Lake Ca, Aug 18, 2015 - The Rough Fire has made its way south and crossed over Highway 180, so effective immediately the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has issued mandatory evacuation notices to people in the area of Hume Lake. This stands to impact approximately [...]

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The Rough Fire – Extra Resources being Directed to Save Popular Christian Camp at Hume Lake

Popular Christian Camp at Hume Lake Evacuates final Camp of the Season due to increased threat from Rough Fire The Rough Fire is burning on the Sierra National Forest, the Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. Fire Managers are working in concert with these agencies to safely suppress the fire while insuring the safety of [...]

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Kelleher takes over as New Chief Ranger at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, CA –Edward (Ned) Kelleher has been hired as the new chief ranger at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. As chief ranger, Ned will be responsible for overseeing 180 staff performing wilderness management, wildland and structural fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, search and rescue, fee collection, and visitor [...]

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