Maps & Directions - Site List
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Eastman Lake
CSUF Room EE-191
River Park
Courtright Reservoir
Millerton Lake
Glacier Point
Big Stump
Downing Planetarium
Hensley Lake
Selma Layne Park
Big Stump Recreation Area, Kings Canyon NP
The Big Stump Recreation Area parking lot is a location that some of our members use as an alternate observing spot due to its close distance from Fresno and the dark skies afforded to it by its elevation.

Take Highway 180 East until you reach the Kings Canyon National Park gate. Once inside, continue on Highway 180 for another 1/2 mile and turn into the parking lot on the left. This parking lot is our observing site.

NOTE 1: This parking lot is currently used as an alternate observing site only. You should not expect club members to be present unless specifically informed.

NOTE 2: Entry into Kings Canyon National Park is not free. A per-vehicle daily use fee applies, or you may purchase an annual pass. Contact the Sequoia/Kings Canyon office of the National Park Service at (559) 565-3341.

Latitude: 36° 43' 15.1572" W
Longitude: 118° 58' 15.4842" N
Elevation: 6310 Feet

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Big Stump