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Labor Day Weekend Open House and Barbecue at Buck Rock Lookout

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b2ap3_thumbnail_buck-rock.jpgSequoia National Forest, CA — The Buck Rock Foundation is hosting a Labor Day Weekend Celebration and Open House at Buck Rock Lookout in the Giant Sequoia National Monument, Sequoia National Forest.  The event will take place on Sunday, September 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the base of the lookout.





Local Waksatchi /Wukchumni  elder Eddie “Tupishna” Sartuche will kick-off the event at 10:30 a.m. with a traditional Native American “Blessing of the Rock”.

Barbecue, sides, drinks and other goodies will be served, available for a small donation.   Booths featuring local history and wildlife, children’s activities, and lookout memorabilia will be on display and a variety of local vendors will be onsite selling their crafts.

Smokey Bear is scheduled to appear throughout the day while fire watchers will be on hand to explain the workings of this active and historic fire lookout.  Entrance to the event is free (there is a $20 per vehicle fee to enter Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park).

Located in the Big Meadows area of the Giant Sequoia National Monument in the cooler elevation of 8,500 feet, Buck Rock Lookout is a popular destination for people from all over the world.

Perched 300 feet above the ground on a granite dome, visitors have grand views of the High Sierra featuring the Great Western Divide, Kings Canyon and surrounding beauty.  Eagles, falcons and other magnificent birds of prey are often spotted soaring the skies around the lookout.  After many years of being shuttered, Buck Rock reopened in 2000, and this annual celebration marks that event.

For more information contact the Buck Rock Foundation (559)-565-3676 or visit their website at www.buckrock.org.

Directions to Buck Rock Lookout…

From Visalia take Highway 198 into Sequoia National Park.  Stay on the Generals Highway to Big Meadows turn off (FS Road 14S11).  Drive 3 miles to Horse Camp and turn left onto 13S04; follow the signs driving 2 ½ miles to the lookout.

From Fresno:  Take Highway 180 into Kings Canyon National Park. At the “Wye” turn right onto the General’s Highway and drive about 8 miles to the Big Meadow turn off (FS Road 14S11).  Turn left and drive 3 miles to Horse Camp; turn left onto FS Road 13S04 and drive 2 ½ miles to the lookout.

Parking is available, about 300 yards from the lookout.  Special needs transportation will be available in the parking lot at Buck Rock.

Contact Information for Media:
Kathy Allison
President, Buck Rock Foundation
559-565-3676 (at Buck Rock Lookout)

 

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