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CA: Kings Canyon’s Sunset Campground closed

(May 15, 2017) -- Sunset Campground in the Grant Grove area of the Kings Canyon will have to remain closed until further notice. It was scheduled to open on May 24 but many trees killed by drought, insect activity, and a heavy winter created far more hazards than expected.

NEVADA CITY, Calif. — Sunset Campground in the Grant Grove area of the Kings Canyon will have to remain closed until further notice. It was scheduled to open on May 24 but many trees killed by drought, insect activity, and a heavy winter created far more hazards than expected.

“Other areas in the Sierra are starting to recover and tree mortality rates are declining. Our area, however, is taking longer to recover, and tree mortality in these parks is predicted to remain extremely high this year,” said Chief of Resource Management and Science, Christy Brigham, Ph.D.

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Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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