Sequoia National Park

national park in the Sierra Nevada mountains, California, U.S.

Sequoia National Park is a national park in the U.S. state of California. It was created on September 25, 1890. The park covers 404,063 acres (631.35 sq mi; 1,635.18 km2).[1] The park contains the highest point in the contiguous 48 United States, Mount Whitney, at 14,505 feet (4,421 m) above sea level. The park is next to Kings Canyon National Park. The two parks are managed together by the National Park Service.

Sequoia National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Giant sequoia trees in the Giant Forest, Sequoia National Park
LocationTulare County, California, United States
Nearest cityVisalia, California
Coordinates36°33′50″N 118°46′23″W / 36.564°N 118.773°W / 36.564; -118.773
Area404,063 acres (163,518 ha)[1]
EstablishedSeptember 25, 1890
Visitors1,006,583 (in 2011)[2]
Governing bodyNational Park Service

The park is famous for its giant sequoia trees. One of these trees is the General Sherman tree, one of the biggest trees on Earth. The General Sherman tree is in the Giant Forest, which has five of the ten biggest trees in the world.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Listing of acreage – December 31, 2011" (XLSX). Land Resource Division, National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-03-07. (National Park Service Acreage Reports)
  2. "NPS Annual Recreation Visits Report". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-03-07.

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