Kings CanyonCalifornia 

A nature lover’s paradise in the central Sierra Nevada mountains.

Kings Canyon National Park protects the largest remaining natural grove of giant sequoias in the world and the glacial canyons at the headwaters of the South and Middle Forks of the Kings River and South Fork of the San Joaquin River. The General Grant Tree is the largest sequoia in the park and the second largest tree in the world. Kings Canyon lies north of Sequoia National Park.

Kings Canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the United States.  Unlike the Grand Canyon, the bottom of Kings Canyon is accessible by Kings Canyon Scenic Byway.  Nevertheless, it is the least visited of the three national parks in Sierra Nevada – both Yosemite and Sequoia have more visitors.

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Grant Grove

Home to the General Grant Tree, which has an estimated age of 1800-2000 years.

Converse Basin

A thriving meadow that was cleared of giant sequoias in the 19th century, leaving only stumps.  The Boole Tree was the only one spared and is now named for the lumber mill owner who saved it.

Boyden Cavern

Also known as Boyden Cave, it is an impressive cavern filled with stalactites and stalagmites.  Tours of the cavern are available hourly.  Bring a light jacket as it is only 53 degrees Fahrenheit inside.

Cedar Grove

A secluded area an hour’s drive from Grant Grove accessible only from late Spring to early Fall that has scattered stands of cedar trees.

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Sunset Campground
150 Sites

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Sentinel Campground
77 Sites

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Canyon View Group Campground
16 Sites

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Crystal Springs Campground
14 Mid-Sized Group Sites

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