All park facilities and services to close Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 5 p.m.
Kings Canyon National Park will close to all visitors due to significant smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. The Big Stump entrance station, facilities, and parking lots will all be closed to the public.
Sequoia National Park closed on Tuesday, September 15.
With air quality projected to be in the unhealthy to hazardous range over the next several days, the park anticipates the closure to be in effect at least through the weekend. The park will continue to assess the smoke impacts, air quality index, and fire activity throughout the region. Kings Canyon National Park will reopen to visitors when conditions improve and it is safe for visitors and employees.
Kings Canyon National Park’s closure is in alignment with the closure of Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, and the surrounding national forests. Yosemite will also close at 5 p.m. on September 17.
Information on current conditions, campgrounds, air quality, and smoke impacts is here.
For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, call 559-565-3341, then press 1 and press 1 to fast-forward to the necessary information.
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