PARK FACTS

SUPERINTENDENT
Woody Smeck

ESTABLISHED
Sequoia National Park on September 25, 1890
Kings Canyon National Park on March 4, 1940

ACRES
Sequoia National Park: 404,063 acres
Kings Canyon National Park: 461,901 acres
Total acreage: 865,964 acres or 1,353 square miles
Acres Designated as Wilderness: 838,000 acres combined

COMBINED VISITATION
2012: 1,697,617
2011: 1,573,393
2010: 1,610,989
2009: 1,599,781
2008: 1,529,215

PARK ROADS
Paved: 129 miles
Unpaved: 24 miles

TRAILS
842.4 miles

CAVES
275 known, cumulative length of 35 miles

AVERAGE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION
Ash Mountain: 25.4 inches (1" snow)
Lodgepole: 50 inches (260" snow)
Grant Grove: 42.5 inches (184" snow)

ELEVATIONS OF POINTS OF INTEREST
Lowest Point in Parks (Middle Fork Kaweah River below Park Headquarters): 1,370 ft
Highest Point in Parks (Mt. Whitney): 14,494 ft
Foothills Visitor Center: 1,720 ft
Crystal Cave: 4,540 ft
Giant Forest Museum: 6,409 ft
Moro Rock: 6,725 ft
General Sherman Tree: 6,906 ft
Lodgepole Village 6,720 ft
Grant Grove Village: 6,589 ft
Cedar Grove Village: 4,635 ft
Mineral King Ranger Station: 7,580 ft
Pear Lake Ski Hut: 9,200 ft

WILDLIFE SPECIES
Amphibians: 12 native
Birds: 204 native
 Fish: 8 native
Mammals: 83 native
Reptiles: 24 native
Federal Endangered Species: Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, California Condor
Federal Threatened Species: Little Kern golden trout
Federal Candidate Species: mountain yellow-legged frog, Yosemite toad, fisher, wolverine
Federal Extinct Species: foothill yellow-legged frog, tundra swan, grizzly bear, elk
 

PLANTS
Number of species: 1530; with 22 deciduous & 26 evergreen tree species

SEQUOIA STATISTICS
Largest Tree: General Sherman, 52,508 cubic feet
Largest Grove: Redwood Mountain, 2086 acres