Kings Canyon National Park

Established in October 1890, Kings Canyon National Park has the most outstandingly deepest canyon that is over a mile and a half deep in the United States.

Located in the southern Sierra Nevada, in Fresno and Tulare Counties, California, The park is a pleasant combination of mountains, alpine forests, marble caverns, and huge General Grant.

The park is spread over 461,901 acres of land and is divided into two distinct areas known as the Grant Grove and Cedar Grove.

The major activities that you can do here consist of hiking trails, camping and horseback riding.

Besides being a house of the second-largest trees in the world, Kings Canyon national park is also a home for bobcats, marmots, grey fox and pikas.

No. Of Visitors in 2018


Best Time To Visit


The summer season of July to mid-September is the best time to visit the park and all the attractions of the park are accessible. The weather will be warm. Mid-September and October will be having warm days and cool nights with the limited crowd. Winter of November to mid-April will be best for doing activities like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. April to June are best for seeing wildflowers and waterfalls.

Things to carry

Following are the things to carry while visiting Kings Canyon National Park:

Camping Gear

Carry tent, sleeping bags, fuel, cable ties, duct tape, a camp stove, a knife, and flashlights. 

Navigation Equipments

Carry navigation equipment that includes a map, a GPS unit with extra batteries and a compass.


Carry layered clothes, so you are prepared for any weather circumstances.

Binocular and Camera

Carry binocular to see amazing wildlife and carry a camera to click pictures of the amazing park.

Besides the above things, don’t forget to carry the first aid box, hiking shoes, insect repellent, and water.

Tips before Visiting

  • Entry is free only in the peak period. It is free in April and on selected days. In this year(2019)you can enter the park free of cost on:
Year: 2019
January 21stBirthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
April  20thFirst day of National Park Week
August 25thNational Park Service Birthday
September 28thNational Public Lands Day
November 11thVeterans Day
  • Fill up your vehicle’s gas tank to full as there are no gas stations in the park.
  • You can bring your pet only on campgrounds, picnic spots, trails and other developed areas. The pet should be leashed.