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06.05.2012

Savor Summer at Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park


Seasonal vacation packages offering all-you-can-eat barbecue, horseback riding and more cater to outdoor enthusiasts of all ages
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif., June 5, 2012—From a vacation full of adventure to a quiet getaway, summer in Sequoia National Park provides an abundance of activities and special events for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. June 20 marks the ‘official’ first day of the season, but on Saturday, June 9, visitors to the park will enjoy free admission in honor of National Get Outdoors Day. To complement a summer stay, the Wuksachi Lodge offers a variety of packages designed with warm weather in mind.

Come Hungry
One sure highlight of any summer visit to Sequoia National Park is the Wolverton BBQ Dinner. Patrons can enjoy all-you-can-eat pork ribs, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, cool refreshing drinks, and more at the picturesque Wolverton Meadow, as well as interpretive performances by Living History storytellers. The lodge’s Wolverton BBQ Living History Dinner Package includes overnight accommodations and two tickets to the delectable feast. Additional tickets may be purchased upon arrival. This package is available from June 16 to Sept. 2, 2012*. Rates start at $243.

Saddle Up
Sequoia National Park boasts some of the finest horseback riding in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This year the Wuksachi Lodge introduces its all-new Horseback Package, which includes nightly accommodations, box lunches for two and a one-hour, guided Sequoia horseback riding experience. This package is available now until Oct. 7, 2012*. Rates start at $275.

Look Around
For those who want to see the park’s “greatest hits” but don’t know where to start, the Sequoia Sightseeing Package provides nightly accommodations at the Wuksachi Lodge, plus a half-day guided Sequoia tour that showcases some of the park's most popular attractions including the famed General Sherman tree, Round Meadow and Moro Rock. This package is available year-round*, with rates starting at $318 during the summer.

Trail Blaze
In Sequoia National Park there are more than 800 miles of trails. The Wuksachi Lodge’s Trail Blazer Package includes a night's stay plus a handful of essentials to ensure a fun-filled Sequoia hiking experience: a Sequoia logo backpack, two Sequoia logo water bottles, box lunches for two, trail mix and a local trail map. This package is available now until Nov. 24, 2012*. Rates start at $181.

Time to spare? No summer trip to Sequoia would be complete without taking a tour of Crystal Cave or climbing the nearly 400 stone steps to the top of Moro Rock. For park goers looking to try to their hand at fly fishing, Sierra Fly Fisher offers guided half-day and full-day excursions with all gear provided. Sequoia National Park also runs its widest variety of free ranger-led programs designed to educate and entertain visitors from late June through August.

For more information on Wuksachi Lodge and current event schedules, call 866-449-4902 or visit http://www.VisitSequoia.com.

*All packages are subject to weather conditions. Reservations for Sequoia National Park tours are tentative pending space availability. Wuksachi Lodge’s Horseback Package is dependent on stables being open; and children must be age 8 or older and meet height requirements.

About the Wuksachi Lodge
Located in the heart of Sequoia National Park on the western slope of the Central Sierra, the 102-room Wuksachi Lodge features a panoramic mountain setting, full-service restaurant, cocktail lounge, retail shop, and 1,320 square feet of dedicated meeting space. Furnishings reflect an upscale, natural decor highlighting native granite rock, oak, cedar, and hickory woods as well as modern guest amenities such as Internet access. The Wuksachi Lodge is operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, one of the nation’s leading hospitality management companies, under contract with the National Park Service.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special PlacesSM with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Niagara Falls State Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel. The company also owns and operates five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit www.experiencednc.com.
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