Kings Canyon

Adjacent to Sequoia National Park in northern California, Kings Canyon contains rugged mountains, steep canyons, vast caverns, and the world's largest trees.

Kings Canyon National Park, along with Sequoia National Park, makes up one of the largest legally protected areas of wilderness in the country over 800,000 acres. It is home to many rarely sighted species of animal and plant life. Visitors can enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and camping within the national park.

From late June to early September, all the programs, areas, roads, and facilities remain open daily. Nature programs led by park rangers, the junior ranger program, and Crystal Cavern tours are offered daily as well. The park remains open year round, but the peak visitation time is during July and August. Climate and weather conditions vary greatly from area to area, because the park's elevation ranges from 1300 feet above sea level to over 14,000. Tourists can also find souvenirs, maps, and information at the visitor's center and store.

The entrance to the national park lies about 45 miles east of Fresno California via Highway 180. There are various tourist attractions in or near the national park, including Boyden Cavern, Ash Mountain National Park, Natural Bridge, Giant Forest Museum, Grant Grove Village, and various campgrounds.

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