Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 7, 2023

Kings Canyon and Sequoia Closure Updates

Another atmospheric river is predicted to bring warmer precipitation starting Thursday evening. As there are many feet of snow on the ground in the mountains, this means major potential flooding, landslides, serious road damage, and other impacts, both in the parks and the surrounding communities.

We’re planning to close the Ash Mountain entrance to Sequoia National Park on Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Other closures may occur in Kings Canyon National Park depending upon how the weather system unfolds.

We do not expect that it will be possible to restore access to the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park any sooner than March 17, and the actual date is likely to be later. We strongly discourage the public from attempting to visit the parks during an active storm. If you must travel in the parks, remember to carry tire chains, food, water, warm clothing, and a flashlight in your vehicle.

We will issue additional updates as conditions warrant. For current conditions, visit Follow the developing weather predictions at

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