General Information Regarding Sequoia and General Grant National Parks
Season of 1917
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General description
   John Muir's description of the giant sequoia
      Its stateliness and densely massed foliage
      The magnitude of its root system
      Nature's giant birdhouses
      The oldest living thing
   A land of marvelous beauty
   Mount Whitney and adjacent canyons
   The forests
How to reach the parks
Camps and transportation within the parks
   Sequoia National Park
   General Grant National Park
Principal points of interest
Check list of birds
Check list of mammals
Notes on fish
Rules and regulations approved May 1, 1917
   General regulations
   Automobile and motorcycle regulations
   Government publications
      Department of the Interior
      Superintendent of Documents
   Magazine articles
Proposed Greater Sequoia Park
Other National Parks

>Travel-guide map of Sequoia and General Grant National Parks
Map showing automobile routes to Yosemite, Sequoia, and General Grant National Parks
Map showing boundaries of proposed Greater Sequoia National Park
Map showing railroad routes to Sequoia, General Grant, and Yosemite National Parks

[Number, 17, total area 9,774 square miles.]

National parks in
order of creation.
Location.Area in
Distinctive characteristics.

Hot Springs
Middle Arkansas1-1/2 46 hot springs possessing curative properties—Many hotels and boarding houses—20 bathhouses under public control.
Northwestern Wyoming3,348 More geysers than in all rest of world together—Boiling springs—Mud volcanoes—Petrified forests—Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, remarkable for gorgeous coloring—Large lakes—Many large streams and waterfalls—Vast wilderness, greatest wild bird and animal preserve in world—Exceptional trout fishing.
Casa Grande Ruin
Arizona3/4 Noteworthy relics of a prehistoric age; discovered in ruinous condition in 1694.
Middle eastern California252 The Big Tree National Park—12,000 sequoia trees over 10 feet in diameter, some 25 to 36 feet in diameter—Towering mountain ranges—Startling precipices—Fine trout fishing.
Middle eastern California1,125 Valley of world-famed beauty—Lofty cliffs—Romantic vistas—Many waterfalls of extraordinary height—3 groves of big trees—High Sierra—Waterwheel falls—Good trout fishing.
General Grant
Middle eastern California4 Created to preserve the celebrated General Grant Tree, 35 feet in diameter—6 miles from Sequoia National Park.
Mount Rainier
West central Washington324 Largest accessible single peak glacier system—28 glaciers, some of large size—48 square miles of glacier, 50 to 500 feet thick—Wonderful subalpine wild flower fields.
Crater Lake
Southwestern Oregon249 Lake of extraordinary blue in crater of extinct volcano—Sides 1,000 feet high—Interesting lava formations—Fine fishing.
Wind Cave
South Dakota16 Cavern having many miles of galleries and numerous chambers containing peculiar formations.
Southern Oklahoma1-1/3 Many sulphur and other springs possessing medicinal value.
Sullys Hill
North Dakota1-1/5 Small rugged hill containing prehistoric ruins—Practically a local park.
Mesa Verde
Southwestern Colorado77 Most notable and best preserved prehistoric cliff dwellings in United States, if not in the world.
Northwestern Montana1,534 Rugged mountain region of unsurpassed Alpine character—250 glacier-fed lakes of romantic beauty—60 small glaciers—Precipices thousands of feet deep—Almost sensational scenery of marked individuality—Fine trout fishing.
Rocky Mountain
North middle Colorado398 Heart of the Rockies—Snowy range, peaks 11,000 to 14,250 feet altitude—Remarkable records of glacial period.
Hawaii118 Three separate areas—Kilauea and Mauna Loa on Hawaii: Haleakala on Maui.
Lassen Volcanic
Northern California124 Only active volcano in United States proper—Lassen Peak, 10,465 feet—Cinder Cone 6,870 feet—Hot Springs—Mud geysers.
Mount McKinley
South central Alaska2,200 Highest mountain in North America—Rises higher above surrounding country than any other mountain in the world.

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Last Updated: 19-Apr-2010