Largest National Parks in California

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Categories: Nature Americas
Dataset contains 8 data items (see table below).


Dataset of the largest national parks in California - located in southeastern California, the Joshua Tree National Park is the largest national park in the state of California. The park stretches 795,156 acres in area and was designated as a national park on 31st October, 1994.

The most visited national park in California is the Yosemite National Park, a park with an area of 761,748 acres and featuring the Yosemite Valley, where most visitors visit. The Yosemite National Park received around 4.4 million visitors in 2019.


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Largest National Parks in California

Information/Description Attribution: Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, s.v. List Of National Parks Of The United States ( accessed December 17, 2020 ) -


Joshua Tree.

UNESCO Designation: Biosphere Reserve

Covering large areas of the Colorado and Mojave Deserts and the Little San Bernardino Mountains, this desert landscape is populated by vast stands of Joshua trees. Large changes in elevation reveal various contrasting environments including bleached sand dunes, dry lakes, rugged mountains, and maze-like clusters of monzogranite monoliths.

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UNESCO Designation: World Heritage Site

Yosemite features sheer granite cliffs, exceptionally tall waterfalls, and old-growth forests at a unique intersection of geology and hydrology. Half Dome and El Capitan rise from the park's centerpiece, the glacier-carved Yosemite Valley, and from its vertical walls drop Yosemite Falls, one of North America's tallest waterfalls at 2,425 feet (739 m) high. Three giant sequoia groves, along with a pristine wilderness in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, are home to a wide variety of rare plant and animal species.

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Kings Canyon.

UNESCO Designation: Biosphere Reserve

Home to several giant sequoia groves and the General Grant Tree, the world's second largest measured tree, this park also features part of the Kings River, sculptor of the dramatic granite canyon that is its namesake, and the San Joaquin River, as well as Boyden Cave. Although Kings Canyon National Park was designated as such in 1940, it subsumed General Grant National Park, which had been established on October 1, 1890 as the United States' fourth national park.

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Dataset of Largest National Parks:    in USA   |   in California   |   in Alaska   |   in Utah
Other Metrics:   Most Visited   |   U.S. National Parks That Are Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites   |   UNESCO Biosphere