Kings Canyon Closing 9/17 At 5PM Due To Smoke

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Kings Canyon Closing 9/17 At 5PM Due To Smoke

Post by maverick » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:39 pm

SEKI NP:
Kings Canyon National Park to Close Due to Significant Smoke Impacts and Hazardous Air Quality

All park facilities and services to close at 5:00 p.m. tonight, Thursday, September 17, 2020

Kings Canyon National Park announces that the park will close to all visitors due to significant smoke impacts and hazardous air quality throughout the park. The park entrance station, facilities and parking lots will close beginning at 5:00 p.m. tonight, Thursday, September 17, 2020. 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 and the surrounding national forests.

For detailed information on current conditions, campgrounds, air quality, and smoke impacts, please visit https://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, please call 559-565-3341, press 1 and press 1 again. Updated information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/seki.


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Kings Canyon Re-Onpening 9/23

Post by maverick » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:11 pm

SEKI:
Kings Canyon National Park to Reopen Wednesday, September 23 as Air Quality Improves


Kings Canyon National Park will reopen to all visitors on Wednesday, September 23 as air quality improves. This includes the park entrance station on Highway 180 into Kings Canyon, Kings Canyon Visitor Center, trails, facilities and parking areas. Sequoia National Park and Sequoia National Forest remain closed.

Air quality is projected to be in the moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups range over the next few days. The park will continue to assess the smoke impacts, air quality index, and fire activity throughout the region.

Sunset Campground in Grant Grove will reopen on Thursday, September 24 for reservations only.
Grant Grove concession services including the market, gift shop, restaurant and lodge will begin opening on Friday, September 25, but could be delayed. Visit www.visitsequoia.com for more information.

For detailed information about current conditions, air quality, and smoke impacts, please visit our Current Conditions web page: www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.

For updated 24-hour road and weather conditions for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, please call 559-565-3341, press 1 and press 1 again. Updated information is also available on the park’s website at www.nps.gov/seki.
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org

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