Kings Canyon National Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Kings Canyon National Park,

461,901 acres (187,070 hectares), E central California. Largely wilderness, the park features summits of the High Sierras and two enormous canyons on the Kings River. General Grant Grove, with giant sequoias, is a detached section of the park and was formerly the General Grant National Park (est. 1890). Kings Canyon was established as a national park in 1940 and adjoins Sequoia National ParkSequoia National Park,
402,510 acres (162,960 hectares), E central Calif.; est. 1890. In the park are 35 groves of giant sequoias, spectacular granite mountains, and deep canyons.
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; the two are administered as a single unit. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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The beautiful Kings River, located in Kings Canyon National Park, has an average of 5,000 fish per mile - mostly brown trout - and hasn't been stocked in more that 25 years.
When asked why fire is used to manage National Parks, Jack Davis, superintendent of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, told me that "We want whatever fire gives us.
Cirque Crest Circle, Kings Canyon National Park, California.
With the recent establishment of Giant Sequoia National Monument, it is indeed a new day for these trees here and in 13,000 acres of old-growth sequoia groves on public lands outside of neighboring Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.
The advantage to the Whitney Portal route is it is well established, well known and the most direct up,'' said Tom Pittenger, Wilderness Office supervisor for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
California's Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks reward visitors with sublime hiking, a new lodge - and giant trees
Join us as we hike the most spectacular 40 miles of the John Muir Trail, a land of granite crags and moonscape lakes in Kings Canyon National Park.
Adams helped persuade Congress to establish Kings Canyon National Park in California in 1940 and was instrumental in squelching Disney's plan to build a ski resort in Mineral King Valley, now part of Sequoia National Park.
Here mountain peaks pushing well above 13,000 feet form a ragged, rain-catching wilderness wall stretching from the northern corner of Kings Canyon National Park to the southeast boundary of Yosemite.
Albright and people like him will help set the priorities, Babbitt responds, and many researchers will stay in their present locations completing work they've begun with other agencies, whether they are studying ozone damage in the lofty pines of Kings Canyon National Park or hydrology in the swamps of Florida.