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You can make a difference! The Mineral King Valley is one of the most historic valleys in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, holding prehistoric as well as historic 1870s to early 1900s sites and artifacts. It still maintains a living community begun in 1873 with presently occupied buildings that were constructed from 50 to over 100 years ago. And each year it hosts thousands of people who come to the valley to enjoy its peaceful beauty and historic significance.

This summer the Park is again partnering with the Mineral King Preservation Society to offer as many interpretive activities as possible to visitors and community members alike. There are several opportunities for volunteers to lead interpretive walks and participate in campfire programs.

Have fun, make a friend, share your knowledge, and make a difference!

Lead interpretive hikes or participate in a campfire program:

How about becoming one of Mineral King’s old characters for an hour? Or leading a geology, natural history, mining or history walk? Or telling what life was like in Mineral King when you were young? Volunteers for interpretive walks on the nature trail and several more campfire programs are needed. Contact preservation@mineralking.org for more information.

Help develop self-guided tours and brochures:

In the absence of an interpretive ranter, self Guided Tours on the Nature Trail are being discussed as a cooperative effort between the Park and MKPS. The organizaitons are considering three separate tour pamphlets covering Mineral King’s history, geology, and natural history. They would be available at the ranger station and the Honeymoon Cabin. People interested in helping with this project please contact Louise Jackson via preservation@mineralking.org.

Tell the Park Service what you think:

Contact the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park:
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271
Phone: (449) 565-3341
Contact the National Park Service:
National Park Service

Jon Jarvis, Director
1849 C St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-3818

Contact your local representative:

A list of congressmen and senators with their contact information can be found at:
US government's official web portal

Join an organization working towards preservation of Mineral King historic structures and sites:

www.MineralKing.org - Last updated July 11, 2013 - Questions or Comments?