Cedar Grove opening delayed in Kings Canyon National Park due to rock-slide on Highway 180

The Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park will not be opening on Friday, April 22, as scheduled, due to a significant rockslide on a portion of Highway 180 near Boyden Cavern (east of the cave at milepost 131) in Sequoia National Forest.

Cal Trans has reported substantial damage resulting from the slide, and predicted weather coming into the region today could make working in the area difficult. Cal Trans continues to evaluate the situation, and more information will be made available as we know more. Visit the Cal Trans Facebook page for the most current information and photos of this rockslide: https://www.facebook.com/caltranscentralvalleydistrict6

Travelers with campground reservations at Sentinel Campground in Cedar Grove are being notified through Recreation.gov only if their reservations need to be canceled at this time. This is an evolving situation and we thank everyone for their patience as we wait to learn more about the potential timeline for highway reopening.

A winter storm warning in effect 4/21 and 4/22 could impact road conditions throughout the parks and tire chains or cables could be required. For the most current road conditions call the parks’ information line at (559) 565 -3341, press 1, and then press 1 again. Details of what is open and closed in Sequoia and Kings Canyon can be found online at go.nps.gov/SEKIconditions.

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