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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
National Parks and Monuments
Location: To Sequoia Park entrance: from Highway 99 at Visalia take Highway 198 east for approximately 1 hour. Total of 22 feet vehicle limit on Hwy 198 in Sequoia National Park.
To Kings Canyon Park entrance: from Highway 99 at Fresno take Highway 180 east approximately 1-1/4 hours. CA 180 through the park is a designated scenic byway.
Phone: 559-565-3341 »
Season: year round
Fee: entrance($20), passes accepted;camp fees
Reservations: for camping, call 1-800-365-2267 or reservations.nps.gov
Description: Here on the rim of the great central Valley, mountains rise thousands of feet above the sea, rivers slash deep canyons in the granite, and giant lodgepoles and sequoias grow on the slopes. Aboveground, the park rises from 1300 feet above sea level to 14,491 feet at the peak of Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous US. Underground, miles of marble caverns shelter many endemic cave species.
14 campgrounds with over 800 campsites are located in the park. Several visitor centers offer information and programs. Drive the scenic byway.
The best way to see this park is to get out of your car. Short nature trails wind through sequoia groves, and longer trails lead up into the high country. Caving expeditions are available to the Crystal Cave. The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail cuts through Kings Canyon.
821,906 acres of the park is designated wilderness, including the Sequoia-Kings Canyon wilderness and the John Krebs wilderness. The Pacific Crest-John Muir Trail crosses through for about 65 miles. Numerous other trails attract hordes of hikers and backpackers.
Services and Facilities:
HA Visitor Center
HA Group Campground
HA RV Sites
HA Interpretive Programs
HA Drinking Water
HA Campground (Developed)
Notes: No gas is available in the park. The roads are very steep and winding. Some are not recommended for RVs.
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Address: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, 47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271
Phone: 559-565-3341 »
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