PUBLIC LANDS AND PARTNERS

 

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks consist of 865,257 acres of public space. There are 842 miles of trails, over 200 known caves, miles of scenic rivers and tall granite peaks. Sequoia is the second oldest national park. The giant sequoia tree is the largest tree in the world. Kings Canyon is a glacier-carved canyon and one of the deepest of its kind in North America. Mt. Whitney on the eastern border of Sequoia, is the highest peak in the continental United States. These parks are truly a land of superlatives.

 

Lake Kaweah is a reservoir situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada with a window to the tall peaks of Sequoia National Park. Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it provides ample recreation opportunities for water skiing, fishing, kayaking, bird watching or just to cool off in the heat of the summer. Lake Kaweah is home to a hydroelectric plant that saves over 67,000 barrels of oil each year. SNHA operates the bookstore in the Kaweah Heritage Visitor Center.

 

Devils Postpile National Monument is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada. It is home to extremely rare geological formations of columnar basalt. At over 60 feet high, this column displays unusual symmetry and is one of the finest examples of formations of its kind. Visitors to the monument may also enjoy the views of Rainbow Falls, a gorgeous waterfall that lives up to its name by producing lively displays of color and light. The monument serves as a starting portal for many people as they embark on their backcountry Eastern Sierra adventures.

 

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is proud to provide lodging, dining and park experiences at Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park. They sponsor the free programs offered by the Sequoia Field Institute in the Giant Forest and Wuksachi Lodge area and are dedicated to enhancing the visitor experience. The Lodge, built in 1999, features 102 guest rooms, a full-service restaurant and special event facilities.