Kings Canyon National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

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Witness the immense natural wonder of the Kings Canyon National Park's namesake, . Camp and hike this mountainous region, situated in southern Sierra Nevadas and formed by the South Fork of the Kings Rivers. This canyon, part of the larger South Fork canyon, is 2,500 m (8,200 ft) deep and was shaped out of granite by glaciers. View the cliffs, river, and meadows in the amazing glacial valley and see why the park was named for this particular site. You can also visit the mysterious Boyden Cave, one of the many caves encompassed by this canyon. A visit to Kings Canyon National Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The drive is incredible and you will see beautiful cliffs in a wide variety of colors and look from the highway's edge onto a rushing river and waterfalls behind you. There is a huge rushing waterfall...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Each grandchild chooses a national park in their ninth year to visit with us. Our youngest grandson wanted to visit California, so he chose Sequoia and adjacent Kings Canyon. Since Yosemite is so clos...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Adjacent to Sequoia NP and a relatively short drive from Yosemite, this amazing canyon has spectacular views, waterfalls, and varied hikes. The Mist Falls hike at the "end of the road" is long (4.5 mi...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    I love it here. It's less traveled than Sequoia Np but it's beauty is far more grand. This year was even better because water falls gushing water and raging rivers are enormous.
  • June 21, 2017
    My family has been coming here since the 70's! We go every year and it serves as a kind of family reunion. A beautiful, fun and affordable vacation spot the whole family can enjoy. From awesome hikes and rivers to waterfalls and stargazing, Kings Canyon will always be one of my favorite places to camp!
  • July 8, 2017
    Beautiful Park! We listened to a guide as she taught and walked with us around Grant's Tree. She was very informative and you could tell she loved her job. We learned a lot and it was fun too. It was a beautiful Park!
  • May 28, 2017
    Kings Canyon park adjacent to Sequoia park is easily accessible by car as well. You need to pay the toll for the roadway. For this one payment, however, you can access both the parks. You can descent from the peak above the canyone to its lowest place. See and hear the roaring river. Enjoy on your own body the Grizzly falls or sleep over in many of the camp grounds.
  • June 1, 2017
    My favourite national park in the Sierra. It is not as crowded as Sequoia and Yosemite and offers creat, solemn hikes which blow your mind. If you are not sure whether the additional 40 miles are worth it, please just go on if you want more than just a couple of photos.

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Where to stay in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks provide plenty of lodging right inside their boundaries. Kings Canyon operates three lodges and a set of cabins, with two of the lodges and the cabins remaining open throughout the year. Of these, the John Muir Lodge sits closest to the entrance. The parks also offer more than a dozen campgrounds about equally distributed between them, with most operating on a first-come, first-served basis. Campsites fill up quickly on Friday nights in summer, but you should be able to find a place for your tent any other time during the week. Your accommodation options expand if you look along Sierra Road to the west of the parks. Motels, nature resorts, inns, bed and breakfasts, and lodges line the road, which runs alongside the North Fork Kaweah River.
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