MAKE YOUR NEXT TRIP MIGHTY

The “Mighty 190” is a local promotion and tourism collaboration to promote the natural amenities and communities located in southeastern Tulare County along State Route 190. Known as the “Mighty 190”, SR-190 serves as the gateway to countless outdoor adventures, including world class biking, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, off-road vehicles, rock climbing, including the only groves of giant sequoias (the largest trees in the world) in Tulare County.


CURRENT CONDITIONS

EXTREME FLOODING

Severe flooding throughout the central valley due to recent storms have led Tulare County to issue several evacuation orders. Emergency crews are working around the clock to assist residents in this area and resources are strained. Water is swift and deep in some areas. Conditions will continue to deteriorate as additional storms are forecasted to bring additional precipitation. Avoid all roads along waterways as they are slick, muddy, and dangerous. Please limit travel in the area to necessary travel only, and check road and emergency status frequently.

ROAD CLOSURES

Due to the severe damage the recent storms have caused to SR-190, there are road closures and restrictions in multiple locations along the Mighty 190 corridor. Additionally, evacuation orders have been issued in several areas throughout Tulare County. Please restrict travel to the area to necessary travel only, and check road conditions frequently.

NATIONAL FORESTS VS. NATIONAL PARKS

OVERVIEW

NATIONAL FORESTS

Forests are managed under the sustainable multiple-use management concept; managing resources under the best combination of uses to meet the diverse needs of the American people in areas such as water, forage, wildlife, wood, and recreation while sustaining the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands.

NATIONAL PARKS

Parks are managed “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” (Organic Act, 1916)

PETS

NATIONAL FORESTS

Allowed on 6’ leash, including wilderness.


NATIONAL PARKS

Allowed in developed areas on 6’ leash, not on trails.

CAMPING

NATIONAL FORESTS

Dispersed camping (anywhere) unless posted.


NATIONAL PARKS

Only in designated campgrounds or in the wilderness by permit (backpacking).

CAMPFIRES

NATIONAL FORESTS

Anywhere with valid campfire permit.


NATIONAL PARKS

Can build in established campfire rings only.

WOODCUTTING

NATIONAL FORESTS

Allowed for personal use with valid permit, collect wood for campfire use.

NATIONAL PARKS

Not in the Parks, but dead wood on the ground may be collected for campfires in the Park only.

COLLECTING

NATIONAL FORESTS

Pick up small items for personal keepsakes.


NATIONAL PARKS

Leave things where you find them to play their natural role in the ecosystem.

FISHING

NATIONAL FORESTS

Permitted under CA Fish and Game.

NATIONAL PARKS

California state fishing license (for ages 16 & up) required; state/federal regulations apply.

HUNTING

NATIONAL FORESTS

Permitted under CA Fish and Game.


NATIONAL PARKS

Not permitted in the parks.

DRIVING OFF ROAD

NATIONAL FORESTS

Allowed on designated trails in Forest

NATIONAL PARKS

Not allowed in the Parks, stay on roads.

HIKING AND BICYCLES

NATIONAL FORESTS

Many hiking opportunities, bicycles allowed on roads and most trails.


NATIONAL PARKS

Many hiking opportunities, bicycles allowed on roads only.

EXPERIENCE THE MIGHTY 190

“Having traveled all over the world, there is nothing quite like the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With the towering granite monoliths, majestic Giant Sequoia Trees, and beauty all around, the Mighty 190 really does have it all!”

J. Salazar

“HWY 190 is a hidden gem to so many amazing destinations! I highly recommended anyone who is looking for a new adventure to travel 190 and visit all the amazing places that you just can’t find anywhere else.” 

G. Rogers