Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks holding visitor access plan meeting this week

For Immediate Release, Contact: Sintia Kawasaki-Yee, Phone: (559) 679-2866, Email:

UPDATE: Public Meeting About Visitor Experience and Access will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, California, February 6, 2023 – Officials from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will be hosting a public meeting on the topic of visitor experience and access on Wednesday, February 8, at 6 p.m. at the Three Rivers Memorial Building. This meeting has been rescheduled multiple times due to weather emergencies in and around the parks. The associated public comment period will remain open until Wednesday, February 15. This meeting will not be livestreamed, but the recording of a previous virtual public meeting on this topic can be found on the project site linked below.

The National Park Service (NPS) is working on a visitor experience and access planning process for developed areas of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and is seeking public feedback to help identify key issues and ways the NPS can improve visitor experiences.

The parks have experienced record-breaking levels of visitation over the last decade, and popular destinations in the parks can be challenging for visitors and staff to navigate, particularly during busy times. This project seeks to meet the changing needs of park visitors while sustainably addressing ongoing challenges attributed to high levels of visitation in the most popular areas of the parks.

To learn more about this planning process and provide your feedback, please visit this page.

Comments may also be mailed to:

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Attn: Visitor Experience and Access Plan

47050 Generals Highway

Three Rivers, CA 93271

Future public comment periods will be announced as this effort moves forward. If you have any specific questions regarding this proposal, please contact Elly Boerke, Environmental Protection Specialist, at (559) 565-3102.

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