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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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks Lift 2018 Fire Restrictions

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. October 3, 2018 – Effective October 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks are lifting fire restrictions inside the parks. Changes in weather patterns, cooler days, and longer nights have reduced the risk of unwanted human-caused fires. Even with restrictions lifted, visitors must still follow the parks’ year-round regulations concerning fire.

Missing Hiker in Dusy Basin Found Alive

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. September 30, 2018 – The missing hiker, Diane Salmon, 63, from Lafayette, California, who was reported missing has been found. She was seen by other hikers on her way to the South Lake Trailhead in Inyo National Forest. Ms. Salmon walked out with them and is currently being reunited with her family.

Missing Hiker in Dusy Basin, Kings Canyon National Park

KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Calif. September 30, 2018 – Diane Salmon, 63, from Lafayette, California, was reported missing to the National Park Service late in the day on Friday, September 28, 2018. She was last seen on the Bishop Pass Trail on Friday morning on the Northside of the first lake in Dusy Basin below Knapsack Pass. She was hiking along trails along with two members of her family and was intending to cross Bishop Pass to exit at South Lake in Inyo National Forest Friday night.

Parks Announce Fall Prescribed Burn Plans

SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. September 26, 2018 – With the changing of the seasons, the parks are announcing two priority prescribed burns to be completed before the end of the year, as cooler weather and moisture arrives to the area this time of year. One project is planned for each park, the 466-acre Cedar Central Prescribed Burn located in Cedar Grove of Kings Canyon National Park and the 488-acre Sherman Prescribed Burn located in Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park.

Kings Canyon National Park Photos

North view from Forester - Explored 10-09-2018

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North view from Forester - Explored 10-09-2018

Taken below the pass on the north ramp, late in the afternoon. Crazy clouds all day long.

2 frame panorama stitch

Late addition to Explore - got barely any views in the 2 hours or so it was listed.

Looking west towards Rae Lakes Loop trailhead

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Looking west towards Rae Lakes Loop trailhead

The Sphinx

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The Sphinx

Black bear walking Rae Lakes Loop trail along Paradise Valley

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Black bear walking Rae Lakes Loop trail along Paradise Valley

Middle Rae Lakes reflection view, including Fin Dome

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Middle Rae Lakes reflection view, including Fin Dome

Paradise Valley yellow aspen

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Paradise Valley yellow aspen

Rae Lakes

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Rae Lakes

Dead tree

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Dead tree

Bubbs Creek waterfall

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Bubbs Creek waterfall

Rae Lakes view from Glenn Pass

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Rae Lakes view from Glenn Pass

Middle Rae Lakes panoramic view, including Fin Dome

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Middle Rae Lakes panoramic view, including Fin Dome

Rae Lakes and Painted Lady

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Rae Lakes and Painted Lady

Glenn Pass view

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Glenn Pass view

Fin Dome and stream

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Fin Dome and stream

Upper Rae Lake reflection view

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Upper Rae Lake reflection view

Bubbs Creek canyon

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Bubbs Creek canyon

Looking north towards Woods Creek Crossing. Window Peak and Pyramid Peak

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Looking north towards Woods Creek Crossing. Window Peak and Pyramid Peak

Mist Falls

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Mist Falls

The Sphinx

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The Sphinx

Bubbs Creek waterfall

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Bubbs Creek waterfall