Sequoia National Park Issues River Safety Warning Following Recent Incidents

Attention, Visitors! 🏞️ The National Park Service (NPS) has issued an important safety alert for everyone visiting Sequoia National Park. Due to recent incidents, here’s what you need to know to stay safe:

Key Safety Tips

  • Avoid Rivers: 🌊 Even calm-looking rivers can have strong currents that overpower swimmers.
  • Stay Away from Slippery Rocks: 🪨 Granite rocks near the water are slick and dangerous.
  • Maintain Safe Distance: 📏 Keep a safe distance from riverbanks to prevent accidents.

Quote from Deputy Chief Ranger Dave Fox

“We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience at Sequoia National Park. By staying out of the rivers and maintaining a safe distance from the riverbank, visitors can prevent life-threatening accidents and ensure a fun visit for all.”

Recent Incidents

  • Swift Water Rescues: 🚁 Officials recently performed two rescues at Marble Fork of the Kaweah River.

Park Highlights

  • Vast Water Features: 💧 The park and Kings Canyon National Park have 2,600 miles of rivers and streams, plus nearly 3,200 lakes and ponds.
  • Iconic Sights: 🌲 Don’t miss the Giant Forest and the 2,000-year-old General Sherman tree!

Hot Day Tips

  • Stay Cool: 😎 Use shaded areas and cooling towels.
  • Stay Hydrated: 💧 Refill water bottles at park stations.

By following these safety tips, visitors can help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience at Sequoia National Park.

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