The Kings River is a 1 1/2 hour drive east of Fresno towards Pine Flat Reservoir via the Trimmer Springs Road. The Kings River is a designated wild trout fishery. The South Fork of the Kings River, from the Highway 180 crossing at Boyden Cave downstream to the main stem; the Middle Fork, from the western boundary of Kings Canyon National Park downstream to the main stem; and main stem, from the confluence of the South and Middle forks downstream to Garnet Dike Campground are open all year to fishing. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. Catch and release only. The Kings River, from Garnet Dike Campground downstream to Pine Flat Lake is open all year. 2 per day limit.