Cedar Grove, Fresno County, California
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|Elevation||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, the Cedar Grove Lodge, a market and four campgrounds. The road into the canyon closes mid-November to mid-April.
Although John Muir referred to the area as "Deer Park" in 1891, 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. Incense-cedar are abundant in canyon.
- "Cedar Grove". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Visitor Centers and Facilities". National Park Service.
- "Cedar Grove Lodge". Sequoia-Kings Canyon Park Services Company.
- 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.
- Browning, Peter (1986). Place Names of the Sierra Nevada. Berkeley: Wilderness Press. p. 35. ISBN 0-89997-119-9.
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