Kings Canyon National Park, California

Kings Canyon National Park is located near Fresno, California. It was established as a National Park in 1940 on March 4th in part do to the fact that Harold Ickes, who was Secretary of the Interior at the time, hired photographer Ansel Adams to photograph the park. There are a couple section of the park. One section is the biggest natural collection of giant sequoias on the planet. This section is only about 10 of the area of the entire park. The other section of the park is made up of glacial canyons and forks of the Kings River and San Joaquin River. Camping and hiking are popular activities for vistors. The campgrounds in the park vary in elevation from around 2,000 feet to around 7,500 feet. The park is opened year round but July and August are the most popular times to visit and experience high volumes of people.

Kings Canyon National Park Info


Kings Canyon National Park

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Two Fires Grow in Remote Area of Sequoia National Park

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. November 21, 2018 – Started by lightning on October 4th and burning in the John Krebs Wilderness, the Eden Fire area is now 1,430 acres with 5% containment. An infrared flight took place Tuesday night and allowed more accurate mapping as the area was shrouded in smoke the past few days. Due to its location, there are currently no threats to life, property, or other assets.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Announce Request of Proposals for Land Exchanges in Wilsonia Historic District

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. November 15, 2018 – The National Park Service (NPS) at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is seeking Requests for Expression of Interest (RFEI) in the exchange of federally owned, improved residential properties in Wilsonia Historic District within Kings Canyon National Park, for privately owned, unimproved properties within the boundaries of the Parks.

Sequoia NP Wildfires Create Beneficial Landscape-scale Treatments

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. November 28, 2018 – Burning since October 4th in the John Krebs Wilderness of Sequoia National Park, the 1,777 acre lightning-caused Eden Fire is now 90% contained. The onset of winter-like weather and a combination of visual and infrared flights this week have shown the fire’s growth to be very limited.

Kings Canyon National Park Photos

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Ryan C. McGinley posted a photo:

Clouds begin to slowly break over the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains and Kearsarge Lake in Kings Canyon National Park, California.

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Boulders line the shores of Kearsarge Lake as pinnacles rise above the landscape in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in Kings Canyon National Park, California.

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Summer flowers foreground the peaks surrounding Bullfrog Lake in Kings Canyon National Park, California.

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The Kearsarge Pinnacles reflect in its namesake lake at sunrise in Kings Canyon National Park, California.

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Kearsarge Lake foregrounds the setting sun in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in Kings Canyon National Park, California.

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Rocks foreground the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains as the sun tries to peak through at Kearsarge Lakes in Kings Canyon National Park, California.

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The setting sun spotlights a peak in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains as Kearsarge Lakes foreground the landscape in Kings Canyon National Park, California.

North of Forester with Sierra Wave

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North of Forester with Sierra Wave

Panorama view from about 12,500 feet on the north side of Forster, To the right a relatively small Sierra Wave cloud was developing.

4 frame panorama stitch

Hume Lake Autumn @Kings Canyon National Park

Paulie 潘 posted a photo:

Hume Lake Autumn @Kings Canyon National Park

Evolution Lake at Sunset from Darwin Bench - Sierra

Bruce Lemons posted a photo:

Evolution Lake at Sunset from Darwin Bench - Sierra

Looking SE from Darwin Bench at sunset over Evolution Lake with Mt Fiske, Mt Warlow, and Mt Huxley left to right. California, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Kings Canyon National Park, Evolution Lake. Off the John Muir Trail near Mile 122.

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Zumwalt Meadow at the end of the road

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Kings Canyon. The next day this scenic byway closed for the winter.

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Kings Canyon Scenic Byway.

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Grizzly Falls on the Kings River, a nice stop for our picnic lunch.

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Kings River

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Gamlin Cabin, 1872. Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Mt Baxter Couloir Approach Approach - Sierra

Bruce Lemons posted a photo:

Mt Baxter Couloir Approach Approach - Sierra

Looking SE at a Baxter Peak route following the wide couloir right of the 2 narrow couloirs at left center, up to the Baxter N ridge approach. Baxter Peak in clouds at center, Grasshopper pass to its right, and Acrodectes Peak at right. California, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Kings Canyon National Park, Baxter Peak. Off the John Muir Trail near Mile 173.

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Baxter Peak Couloir Summit Approach - Sierra

Bruce Lemons posted a photo:

Baxter Peak Couloir Summit Approach - Sierra

Looking NNW down the couloir approaching the N ridge just below the summit of Baxter Peak, with Stocking lake below near left and Woods lake far center. California, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Kings Canyon National Park, Baxter Peak. Off the John Muir Trail near Mile 173.

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