Cedar Grove, Fresno County, California

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Cedar Grove
Unincorporated community
Cedar Grove is located in California
Cedar Grove
Cedar Grove
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°47′27″N 118°40′13″W / 36.7907744°N 118.6703779°W / 36.7907744; -118.6703779Coordinates: 36°47′27″N 118°40′13″W / 36.7907744°N 118.6703779°W / 36.7907744; -118.6703779[1]
Country United States
State California
County Fresno
Elevation[1] 4,610 ft (1,405 m)

Cedar Grove is an unincorporated community and the location of the visitor center in Kings Canyon National Park. Situated near the South Fork of the Kings River, in Fresno County, California, Cedar Grove is the only commercially developed area in the park. Facilities include the Cedar Grove Visitor Center,[2] the Cedar Grove Lodge,[3] a market and four campgrounds. The road into the canyon closes mid-November to mid-April.[2]

Although John Muir referred to the area as "Deer Park" in 1891,[4] the name Cedar Grove was in use by 1902. A small hotel was built without a permit in 1897 and was forced to close the next year. The name Cedar Grove Hotel appeared on the Tehipite 30' topographic map from 1905 to 1924.[5] Incense-cedar are abundant in canyon.

Find out more about Cedar Grove by viewing the South Fork Kings River in Wikipedia. You can also visit the Friends of the South Fork Kings River http://sfkingsriver.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FOSFK

On Google Earth, search for "Cedar Grove, CA 93633 USA" for a map, photos and an aerial photo of Cedar Grove.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cedar Grove". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Visitor Centers and Facilities". National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Cedar Grove Lodge". Sequoia-Kings Canyon Park Services Company. 
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1014. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  5. ^ Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 35. ISBN 0-89997-119-9.