SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, California September 22, 2020– Kings Canyon National Park will reopen to all visitors on Wednesday, September 23 as air quality improves. This includes the park entrance station on Highway 180 into Kings Canyon, Kings Canyon Visitor Center, trails, facilities and parking areas. Sequoia National Park and Sequoia National Forest remain closed. 

Air quality is projected to be in the moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups range over the next few days. The park will continue to assess the smoke impacts, air quality index, and fire activity throughout the region. 
Sunset Campground in Grant Grove will reopen on Thursday, September 24 for reservations only. Grant Grove concession services including the market, gift shop, restaurant and lodge will begin opening on Friday, September 25, but could be delayed.
Visit for more information. For detailed information about current conditions, air quality, and smoke impacts, please visit our Current Conditions web page: For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, please call 559-565-3341, press 1 and press 1 again. Updated information is also available on the park’s website at
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About Sequoia and Kings Canyon National ParksThese two parks, which lie side by side in the southern Sierra Nevada in Central California, preserve prime examples of nature’s size, beauty, and diversity. Nearly 2 million visitors from across the U.S. and the world visit these parks to see the world’s largest trees (by volume), grand mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, the highest point in the lower 48 states, and more. Learn more at

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