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Play and Stay on the Way


Are you visiting Yosemite, Kings Canyon or Sequoia? Make sure you play in the Fresno area on your way? Better yet, why not stay in the Fresno area and visit all three of our areas National Parks. Fresno is one of the only places in America where you can comfortably do this.

No more packing and unpacking just check in one time to one of our areas many upscale, yet moderately priced lodging facilities for two nights and in three days you will be able to see all three, yes three National Parks with an easy drive each day of 90 minutes or less each way. If driving is not an option, Crossroads Tours and Limo Service provides Shuttle Service to and from Yosemite National Park

You will also find yourself as the British say “spoilt for choice” at the beginning or the end of the day when you have to make decisions on where to eat. No lining up at high priced concession stands or being limited on choice here! Choose from all your favorites, or sample some of the areas amazing family owned and operated options utilizing freshly grown produce often handpicked that day.

And when the kids start to let you know that they are becoming bored of the wilderness you can do something completely different at one of the areas amazing attractions.
Oh and one last thing you might want to take a look at the money you can save with on our coupons and special offers on our Current Specials page.



Useful Information

Fresno to Kings Canyon National Park- 60 Miles CA-180 E- Kings Canyon Rd.
Fresno to Sequoia National Park- 60 miles CA-180 E- Kings Canyon Rd.; Turn right onto CA-198 W/Generals Hwy 25 miles
Fresno to Yosemite National Park- 90 Miles CA-41 North.



*Kings Canyon National Park is a U.S. National Park in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, California. The park was established in 1940 and covers 462,901 acres (187,329 ha). It incorporated General Grant National Park, established in 1890 to protect the General Grant Grove of Giant Sequoias, which is also the home of our nations Christmas Tree "General Grant", the second largest tree in the world at 267 ft. tall.
Kings Canyon is also home to Redwood Canyon, the largest remaining grove of sequoia trees in the world. "Kings Canyon" is officially the deepest canyon in the United States at over a mile and a half deep.
The park is north of and contiguous with *Sequoia National Park; the two are administered by the National Park Service together.


 
*Sequoia National Park, (the second oldest Park in the U.S.) is only 25 miles south of the Kings Canyon freeway/ Generals Hwy turnout,  in the southern Sierra Nevada in central California. Sequoia National Park serves as a prime example of nature's size, beauty, and diversity. With the world’s largest tree, (General Sherman-274.9 ft.tall), grand mountains, 800 miles of hiking trails, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the highest point in the lower 48 states (Mt. Whitney), it is a place that attracts 1.6 million visitors a year from across the U.S. and the world. Visitor activities vary by season and elevation.


*Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in east central California, United States. The park covers an area of 761,268 acres (3,080.74 km2) and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain. Over 3.7 million people visit Yosemite each year: most spend their time in the seven square miles (18 km2) of Yosemite Valley.


Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness. Although not the first designated national park, Yosemite was central to the development of the national park idea, largely owing to the work of people like Galen Clark and John Muir.

Yosemite is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, and the park supports a diversity of plants and animals. The park has an elevation range from 2,127 to 13,114 feet (648 to 3,997 m) and contains five major vegetation zones: chaparral/oak woodland, lower montane, upper montane, subalpine, and alpine. Of California's 7,000 plant species, about 50% occur in the Sierra Nevada and more than 20% within Yosemite.





*Above information sourced from Wikipedia.



Visit: www.nps.gov for further information our areas three National Parks.

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