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.

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Expect Some Late Facility Openings Due to Heavy Snowpack and Hazard Trees

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks expect some late facility openings due to heavy snowpack and hazard trees. Recent snow surveys show that Sequoia and Kings Canyon is 153% of normal. There are areas that still have 6-10 feet of snow in early April. Another result of the recent drought is the large number of hazard trees in the campgrounds and parking areas that usually open in April or early May.

Spring 2019 in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Spring 2019 in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks What to expect and prepare for when visiting this time of year.

Lodgepole Campground in Sequoia National Park Season Opening Will Be Delayed

Due to the heavy snow pack and the abundance of hazard trees, the Lodgepole Campground will not open next week as scheduled. This very popular campground will remain closed until May 22.

Kings Canyon National Park Photos

Roaring River, Kings Canyon National Park California

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Roaring River, Kings Canyon National Park California

Roaring River living up to its name. Kings Canyon National Park California

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Granite Moon Rising

Tim Lawnicki posted a photo:

Granite Moon Rising

It was fascinating to watch the moon hang above the walls of Kings Canyon all the way down from Paradise, but this shot was particularly great. Taken at 30x zoom.

Nameless pinnacle, South Fork Kings River

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Nameless pinnacle, South Fork Kings River

Bordering Paradise Valley, Kings Canyon National Park. Beautiful combination of exfoliation and afforestation.

Nameless pinnacle and cascade, South Fork Kings River (HDR)

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Nameless pinnacle and cascade, South Fork Kings River (HDR)

South of Paradise Valley, Kings Canyon National Park. Note the moon.

Cataract below Paradise (HDR)

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Cataract below Paradise (HDR)

Between Paradise Valley and Mist Falls, the South Fork Kings is basically one long cataract. In these exceptionally wet conditions, the sound drowns out all else.

Raging Emerald (HDR)

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Raging Emerald (HDR)

The South Fork Kings River in "extremely hazardous conditions," Kings Canyon National Park. An exceptionally wet year and unseasonably late snowstorms have made the start of summer more like spring in the lower Sierra. At higher elevations, it's practically still the dead of winter.

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Sapphire Twilight

Mt. Fisk, Mt. Huxley, and Sapphire Lake at twilight. Evolution Basin, Kings Canyon National Park, California

Photo credit: Jeff P via Flickr

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Huge wave of pink clouds

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Huge wave of pink clouds

Sunrise at Vidette Campground

Then, a huge wave of pink clouds flooded in.

As the sky turned pink and soon magenta, the earth glowed in pink. The tall pines that towered over me stood like giants, almost worshipping East Vidette Peak, as if it was the center of the universe.

Surreal was the word that my mind was processing.

Part of me wished that the moment would last forever. But then again, nothing lasts forever.

How could it be so intense… part of me also wondered.

Then, just like how swiftly the wave of clouds engulfed the sky, it was gone.

High Sierra Overland

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American Dipper

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American Dipper

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South Fork Kings River (HDR)

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South Fork Kings River (HDR)

Raging with the full force of a wet winter, Kings Canyon National Park.

Moon over Kings Canyon

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Moon over Kings Canyon

Along the South Fork, south of Paradise.

Zumwalt Meadows

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Zumwalt Meadows

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Marble Falls Trail, Sequoia National Park, California

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Marble Falls Trail, Sequoia National Park, California


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