Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park spans the eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central and eastern portion of California. The park covers 747,956 acres and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, glaciers, and biological diversity.
Redwoods National State Park
Most people know Redwood as home to the tallest trees on Earth. The parks also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of rugged coastline. For thousands of years people have lived in this verdant landscape. Together, the National Park Service and California State Parks manage these lands for the inspiration, enjoyment, and education of all.
Sequoia National Forest
Sequoia National Forest is located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains of California. The U.S. National Forest is named for the majestic Giant Sequoia trees which populate 38 distinct groves within the boundaries of the forest. It covers 1,193,315 acres and ranges in elevation from 1,000 feet in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada to over 12,000 feet. The Sequoia National Forest has other noteworthy features such as glacier-carved landscapes and granite monoliths.
Kings Canyon National Park
Kings Canyon National Park is in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, California, adjacent with Sequoia National Park. Kings Canyon, which gives the entire park its name has a maximum depth of 8,200 feet and is one of the deepest canyons in the United States. The canyon was carved by glaciers out of granite.