Kings Canyon National Park


Kings Canyon National Park

geographical name \ˈkiŋz\

Definition of KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK

area of diverse landscapes SE cen California in the Sierra Nevada N of Sequoia National Park

Kings Canyon National Park

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National park, Sierra Nevadas, south-central California, U.S. Occupying an area of 722 sq mi (1,870 sq km), it is administered along with the adjacent Sequoia National Park. Established in 1940, it contains giant sequoia trees. Its most spectacular feature is Kings Canyon on the Kings River, which was carved by glacial action.

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