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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Sequoia 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. The General Sherman Tree, 272 ft (83 m) high and 37 ft (11 m) in diameter at its widest point, is the largest and one of the oldest living things in the world, estimated to be more than 3,500 years old. Within the area are Mt. WhitneyWhitney, Mount,
peak, 14,494 ft (4,418 m) high, E Calif., in the Sierra Nevada at the eastern border of Sequoia National Park; the highest peak in the contiguous 48 states (Denali [Mt. McKinley], Alaska, is the highest peak in the United States).
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, the highest point in the United States outside Alaska; Kern River canyon; and the Great Western Divide, which separates westerly flowing waters from easterly flowing waters. Marble Falls drops 2,000 ft (610 m) in seven cascades. The park adjoins Kings Canyon National ParkKings 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.
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 in the north; 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.
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Sequoia National Park

a national park in central California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains: established in 1890 to protect groves of giant sequoias, some of which are about 4000 years old. Area: 1556 sq. km (601 sq. miles)
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Through a strong partnership with the National Park Service, we introduced students to several academic disciplines represented in Sequoia National Park during a two-day tour of the front country.
Photos show mules breaking a trail through deep snow in 1920, a well-dressed lady on the trail in the early 1900s, a Sierra Club pack train in 1940, John Muir in Sequoia National Park in 1902, and mules loaded with boats for campers going to backcountry lakes.
Now it's available in four sizes and in place in backyards across the country, at Boy Scout functions, and even at campgrounds in California's Sequoia National Park.
Their friendship led to the creation of the Yosemite and Sequoia national parks and eventually the national park movement throughout the world.
In 2000, then President Clinton stood beneath one of the giants and signed a proclamation creating Giant Sequoia National Monument, carving it out of Sequoia National Forest.
A blaze in California threatened some of the Sequoia National Forest, home to the largest redwood trees in the world.
A camper has been accused of starting a 55,000-acre fire that has gobbled swaths of California's Sequoia National Park and threatened some of the world's oldest and biggest trees.
AN ODD SORT OF JUNKIE is wreaking havoc in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park in California.
Cloud Canyon Peakbag Odyssey, Sequoia National Forest and Kings Canyon National Park.
Once the size of the Sea of Galilee, it sat in California midway between Sequoia National Park and Death Valley.
Exercising his power under the Antiquities Act, which allows the President of the United States to protect places of exceptional historic or scientific value as national monuments, he signed an executive order transforming 328,000 acres of Sequoia National Forest into Sequoia National Monument "for future generations to study and enjoy.