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Read the park trip planning newspaper before you come to get details about services and park features.

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Press Kit

Our Press Kit includes links to information and resources for journalists and publications, including our fact sheet.

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For media related questions and inquiries, please contact Sintia Kawasaki-Yee, Public Affairs Officer, via e-mail.

About Your Parks

Sequoia National Park is the nation's second national park, established on September 25, 1890. Its original legislation states “…whereas, the rapid destruction of timber and ornamental trees in various parts of the United States, some of which trees are the wonders of the world on account of their size and the limited number growing, makes it a matter of importance that at least some of said forests should be preserved.”

Kings Canyon National Park, established March 4, 1940, incorporates lands initially protected as General Grant National Park (established October 1, 1890 and abolished March 4, 1940). Of note, the park was established to ensure the permanent preservation of wilderness character 25 years prior to the passing of the Wilderness Act. The site protects the General Grant Tree, declared by legislation as the Nation’s Christmas Tree (1926) and a national shrine in memory of the men and women of the Armed Forces (1956).

Last updated: June 10, 2024

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47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

559 565-3341

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