Fire managers may institute fire restrictions any time that fire danger and general conditions call for them. The goal of the restrictions is to reduce the possibility of accidental human-caused fire that could threaten visitors and employees during times of high fire danger. To avoid a surprise when you get to the parks, check the information below just before you travel, and check bulletin boards and visitor centers for updates when you arrive.
Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 fire restrictions are implemented due to fire danger and the risk of catastrophic wildfire.
Current Fire Restrictions: NoneThere are no fire restrictions currently in place in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Fire Restriction Stages
For Wilderness Users
Additional fire restrictions for backpackers are in place for wilderness travel to reduce impacts on fragile alpine ecosystems. See year round elevation/site-specific wilderness campfire restrictions. Refer to the Minimum Impact Restrictions.
Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument
National Forest areas surround much of these national parks, and many park visitors also visit and camp in the national forest. If you plan to camp on national forest lands surrounding these parks, check Sequoia National Forest fire restrictions.
Last updated: November 21, 2023