SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS,California January 28, 2019 – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will resume regular operations on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. All areas of the parks that are typically open this time of year, continue to be open. Employees have started to come back to work this weekend.
Entrance stations are scheduled to begin collecting entrance fees, and all visitor centers will resume their winter season hours of operation on Tuesday, January 29. This allows park staff to test out systems and also reconnect with colleagues they haven’t seen in over 35 days.
Azalea campground in Kings Canyon National Park continues to be open without reservations, as is typical this time of year. Potwisha campground in Sequoia National Park also continues to be open, and will resume reservations starting January 30. is operational and available to those looking to make campground reservations for the coming months.
“We are incredibly happy to welcome our full staff back to work, and be here to serve our visitors and resources,” said Christy Brigham, Acting Superintendent for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. “We are extremely grateful to the teams that have been working to keep us safe and operational during this time, as well as our park partners and local communities who have supported us in so many ways.”
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