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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to reopen with safety modifications in place

Posted at 2:58 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 17:58:06-04

TULARE, Calif. — After two months of a temporary closure due to growing COVID-19 concerns Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks closed March 25, but in positive news recently announced, the parks will reopen this Thursday, with modifications in place.

Roads, trails, restrooms and picnic areas will be open Thursday morning.

Meaningful restrictions have been put into place for the summer season, such as cancellation of camping reservations and halting the use of the park shuttle.

Overnight wilderness access is permitted with a reservation.

No walk-up permits will be available this summer.

Because of park closures, Special Use Permits for weddings and ceremonies in the parks and Film Permits are now suspended.

Check the website for any and all trip planning you intend to do.

Check here for more information on restrictions and modifications made to open the parks safely for the community to attend.