Wuksachi Village

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Wuksachi Village
Coordinates: 36°36′32″N 118°45′10″W / 36.60889°N 118.75278°W / 36.60889; -118.75278Coordinates: 36°36′32″N 118°45′10″W / 36.60889°N 118.75278°W / 36.60889; -118.75278
National Park Sequoia National Park, Tulare County, California
Founded by National Park Service

Wuksachi Village is a visitor services development in Sequoia National Park, California. It was developed to replace the Giant Forest-Camp Kaweah development, which was regarded as being much too close to sensitive giant sequoia groves. Wuksachi Village is about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the Giant Forest. It was originally proposed in the 1971 park master plan as the "Clover Creek-Willow Meadow" development, incorporating campgrounds as well as lodgings. Over time the campground feature was dropped. By 1980 the Clover Creek site was approved for development. Work involved a new maintenance facility at Red Fir and improvements to the existing Lodgepole campsite.[2] Work began on Wuksachi Village in 1985 to build employee accommodations, a fire station and water and wastewater treatment facilities. Guest accommodations were built by concessioner Delaware North, opening in June 1999. There are three lodging units with a total of 102 rooms, with potential expansion to 414 rooms.[3] The lodge buildings were designed by Clayton B. Wardel.[4]

Wuksachi Village was named after the Wuksachi band of the Mono people who used the area on a seasonal basis before the area was settled. The facility is open all year[5] and includes conference and meeting facilities.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wuksachi Village". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Dilsaver, Larry M.; Tweed, William C. (1990). "New Directions and a Second Century (1972-1990): Giant Forest Reconsidered". Challenge of the Big Trees: A Resource History of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. National Park Service, Sequoia Natural History Association. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "New Facilities:Wuksachi Village". Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. National Park Service. April 24, 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wuksachi Lodge". National Park Lodge Architecture Society. 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Winter & Spring - Giant Forest". Sequaoia-Kings Canyon National Park. National Park Service. April 24, 2012. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 

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