Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park Picture by NPS
Kings Canyon National Park Picture by NPS

Kings Canyon National Park includes two enormous canyons of the Kings River and the summit peaks of the High Sierra dominate this mountain wilderness. Kings Canyon shares a border with Sequoia National Park.

Kings Canyon was established as General Grant National Park Oct. 1, 1890; renamed and enlarged into Kings Canyon National Park on March 4, 1940. Kings Canyon was designated a Biosphere Reserve 1976.

Total Acreage: 461,901, Federal: 461,845, Nonfederal: 55, Wilderness area: 456,552

Kings Canyon is located in California about 70 miles east of Fresno on Highway 180. Kings Canyon shares it’s southern border with Sequoia National Park.

Kings Canyon National Park – NPS.gov Official Site

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