SD - Kings Canyon National Park

  • Thu, July 04, 2019
  • Sun, July 07, 2019
  • Kings Canyon NP, CA
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Sequoia & Kings Canyon

National Park

July 4 - 7, 2019

(4 days, 3 nights)

Originally established in 1890 as General Grant National Park, the park was greatly expanded and renamed to Kings Canyon National Park on March 4, 1940. The park's namesake, Kings Canyon, is a rugged glacier-carved valley more than a mile (1,600 m) deep. Other natural features include multiple 14,000-foot (4,300 m) peaks, high mountain meadows, swift-flowing rivers, and some of the world's largest stands of giant sequoia trees. Kings Canyon is north of and contiguous with Sequoia National Park, and the two are jointly administered by the National Park Service as the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Sunset Campground
Our group campground that only permits tent camping., So therefore no trailers or RV’s will be permitted on this trip. Our campground permits up to 30 participants.


Overview

Sunset campground is centrally located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California's rugged Sierra Nevada range. This campground is at an elevation of 6,500 feet. A number of hiking trails begin within walking distance of the campground including the one mile trail to the General Grant Tree.

Natural Features

Sunset campground is located in a mixed evergreen forest of sugar pines, incense cedar, fir and sequoia trees. Summer days can be warm and dry with cool nights. Wildlife is abundant and includes black bear, mule deer, gray squirrel, golden-mantled ground squirrel, and a variety of resident birds, among many others. The dynamic landscape of the park evolves from geologic processes working over millennia to sculpt granite, marble and other forms of rock. Here in the parks are canyons carved by rivers and glaciers, towering rugged peaks and miles of underground caverns. Found throughout the park are thousands of lakes and ponds and miles of rivers and streams.

Facilities

Group sites A & B are for tents only and have paved parking areas. No recreational vehicles are allowed. The two group sites include 6 picnic tables, fire rings and 6 bear boxes. Flush toilets and potable water are available in the campground. Each group site can accommodate 15-30 people. Vehicles are not allowed to drive in to sites for unloading ice chests or supplies. Food lockers dimensions for all campsites are 47" long X 33" deep X 28" high. Group sites are located across the street from Grant Grove Village.

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Getting There

Kings Canyon National Park is easily accessible from Fresno, California. Take HWY 180 East from Fresno, and proceed 55 miles to Kings Canyon National Park. Three miles east of the Big Stump Entrance Station you will find Sunset campground on your left.

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Cancellation Policy: You can cancel for a full refund on or before June 15, 2019.  Any cancellations after June 15, 2019 will not be eligible for a refund.

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Itinerary*

Thursday

2:00 PM Arrive @ Sunset Campground, check-in

6:00 PM Meet & Greet – Hot Dogs & Hamburgers provided

8:17 PM Sunset

Friday

5:41 AM Sunrise

9:00 AM Day Hike – Pack a lunch

6:00 PM Potluck

8:17 PM Sunset

Saturday

5:41 AM Sunrise

10:00 AM Day Hike – Pack a lunch

6:00 PM Potluck

8:19 PM Sunset

Sunday

5:42 AM Sunrise

12:00 PM Depart campground

*Times are estimated and subject to change without notice.

Special Note: Since this is an extended trip, there will be two Potluck nights.

Questions? Contact our Trip Leader Matthew - VPO-SD@GreatOutdoors.org

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