Kings Canyon National Park

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KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK

 

ON BIG BLEND RADIO: From waterfalls to wildlife sightings, hiking trails to historic sites, programs and park attractions, public affairs officer Sintia Kawasaki-Yee shares what there is to experience this spring and summer in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in central California. Watch here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on Spreaker, Podbean, or SoundCloud.

Established March 4, 1940, Kings Canyon National Park is located in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, California. It is connected to Sequoia National Park, Giant Sequoia National Monument and Sequoia National Forest. Spanning 461,901 acres, the park is made up of mostly wilderness, forests and spectacular canyons, with Kings Canyon itself being one of the deepest canyons in the United States. The park is known for being home to the General Grant Grove of giant sequoia trees, the famous General Grant Tree, and the Redwood Mountain Grove which is the largest remaining natural grove of giant sequoias in the world. The General Grant Tree is the only living thing designated by Congress as a national shrine. The headwaters of the South and Middle Forks of the Kings River, and the South Fork of the San Joaquin River, provide plenty of places to enjoy babbling brooks, and waterfalls offset by towering granite cliffs that are thousands of feet high. There are lush meadows and glacial canyons to explore.

Location & Local Communities: Highway 180 from Fresno leads to Kings Canyon National Park, then continues 30 miles east to Cedar Grove. You can also reach the park by traveling through Sequoia National Park at the Three Rivers entrance. Local gateway communities include: Dunlap (approx. 30 miles), Clovis (approx. 55 miles), Fresno (approx. 60 miles), Three Rivers (approx. 45-75 miles), Exeter (65-95 miles), Visalia (approx. 55-85 miles), Tulare (approx. 70 miles), Porterville (approx. 85 miles) and Bakersfield (approx. 130 miles).

For more information call (559) 565-3341 or visit www.NPS.gov/seki.

 

 

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