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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

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Campgrounds - Alphabetical Listing

The latest information on campground schedules and what is open is available on page 4 in the current issue of the park newspaper > > >
 

Atwell Mill (in Sequoia)

Open late May (Friday of Memorial Day weekend) through October 31.
Location:
In the Mineral King area along the East Fork of the Kaweah River in a once-logged sequoia grove. At 6,650-foot elevation (2,027 m), 19 miles (31 km) from Highway 198 on the steep, narrow, and winding Mineral King Road & 6 miles (10 km) before the end of the road.
No reservations: First come, first serve.
Amenities:
Trailers & RVs not permitted in the campground; not recommended on the road. 21 sites,1 handicap site, pit toilets, & payphone. Within 1/2-mile of Silver City Resort's restaurant, gifts, limited supplies, & showers (no gasoline). Water is turned off in mid-October. One metal, bear-resistant food-storage box provided at each campsite: 47" long x 17" deep x 17-3/4" high.
Fee: $12/night.

Azalea (in Kings Canyon/Grant Grove)

Open all year.
Location: In the Grant Grove area, 3-1/2 miles (5.6 km) from Kings Canyon Park entrance. At 6,500-foot elevation (1,981 m) under open stands of evergreen trees, 1/4-mile (.4 km) to a sequoia grove.
No reservations: First come, first serve.
Amenities: 110 sites, flush toilets, pay phone. Within 1/2-mile (.8 km) of visitor center, market, restaurant, gift shop, & showers (in summer). In summer ranger programs offered, horseback riding nearby. One bear-resistant food-storage box is provided for each campsite: 47" long x 34" deep x 28" long. There are several additional boxes for sites to share.
Fee: $18/night.

Buckeye Flat (in Sequoia)

Open late spring to early September (through the end of Labor Day weekend).
Location: In the foothills along the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, 4 miles (6 km) from Sequoia Park entrance & 12 miles (19 km) from Giant Forest. Elevation 2,800 feet (853 m) in an open stand of oaks.
No reservations: First come, first serve.
Amenities: 28 sites, 1 handicap site, tents only, flush toilets. One bear-resistant food-storage box provided at each campsite: 47" long x 33" deep x 28" high. There are several additional boxes for sites to share.
Fee: $18/night.

Canyon View (Cedar Grove in the Kings Canyon)

Open as needed May into October.
Location: In Cedar Grove area near the Kings River. Elevation 4,600 feet (1,402 m).
No reservations: First come, first serve.
Amenities: Flush toilets, pay phone at the village (1/4 mile/.4 km). 1/4 mile (.4k m) from market, restaurant, showers, laundry, & horseback riding. Ranger programs nearby in July & August. One metal, bear-resistant food-storage box provided at each campsite: 48" long x 34" deep x 28" high.
Fee: 23 sites at $18/night and 5 sites for groups 7-15 at $35/night.

Cold Springs (in Sequoia/Mineral King)

Open late May through October 31.
Location: In the Mineral King area, 23 miles (37 km) up the steep, winding Mineral King Road from Highway 198. RVs & trailers not permitted (not recommended on the road). Elevation 7,500 feet (2,286 km) in aspen trees & conifers.
No reservations: First come, first serve.
Amenities: 31 sites & 9 walk-in sites, pit toilets, pay phone, ranger programs in July & August. 2-1/2 miles (4 km) from Silver City Resort's restaurant, gifts, limited supplies, & showers (no gasoline). Water is turned off in mid-October. One metal, bear-resistant food-storage box provided at each campsite: 47" long x 17" deep x 17-3/4" high.
Fee: $12/night.

Crystal Springs (in Kings Canyon/Grant Grove)

Open late May to mid-September.
Location: In the Grant Grove area 4 miles (6 km) from Kings Canyon Park entrance. Elevation 6,500 feet (1,980m) in open evergreen stands, 1/4 mile (.4 km) from the Grant Grove of sequoias.
No reservations: First come, first serve.
Amenities: Flush toilets, pay phone. Just 1/4 mile (.4 km) from visitor center, market, showers (in summer), post office, gift shop, & restaurant. In summer: ranger programs & horseback-riding nearby. One bear-resistant food-storage box is provided for each campsite: 47" long x 17" deep x 17-3/4" high. There are several additional boxes for sites to share.
Fee: 36 sites at $18/night and and 14 sites for groups of 7-15 at $35/night.

Dorst Creek (in northern Sequoia Park)

Open late June through Labor Day.
Location: At 6,800-foot (2,073 m) elevation near Dorst Creek, 10 miles (16 km) from Giant Forest, under open stands of evergreen trees. 204 sites.
2010 Reservations are available late June through early September. They may be made starting 6 months in advance of the date you would like to camp. For example, reservations for July 4 can be made starting January 4. Go online to www.recreation.gov or call toll free: 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777) from 10 a.m.-midnight EST March 1-October 31 or 10 a.m.-10 p.m. EST November 1 through February. Customer Service: 888-448-1474.
Campground Map: For reservation, use the map available at recreation.gov link above.
Amenities: RV dump and fill station. Flush toilets, pay phone, group sites. 8 miles (13 km) from Lodgepole Market, deli, showers & laundry (summer only), & post office; 6 miles from Wuksachi Lodge, restaurant, and gift shop. One metal, bear-resistant food-storage box provided at each campsite; sizes vary. Smallest boxes are 47" long x 33" deep x 28" high. There are several additional boxes for sites to share.
Fee: $20/night.

Group Campsites

Open approximately June through September.
Locations: There are sites for different sized groups in several parts of the parks, some of which require reservations. more >>>

Lodgepole (in Sequoia)

Open all year.
Location: At 6,700-foot (2,042 m) elevation along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, 2 miles (3 km) from the Giant Forest sequoia grove; 21 miles from Sequoia Park entrance.
2010 Reservations are available from late May for sites 151-214 (Logbridge) and early June for the remaining sites. The last night for reservations for all sites is September 30th. You may make them starting 6 months in advance of the date you would like to camp. For example, reservations for July 4 can be made starting January 4. Go online to www.recreation.gov or call toll free: 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777) from 10 a.m.-midnight EST March 1-October 31 or 10 a.m.-10pm EST November 1 through February. Customer Service: 888-448-1474.
Campground Map: For reservations, use the map available at recreation.gov link above.
Amenities: One metal, bear-resistant food-storage box provided at each campsite: 47" long x 33" deep x 38" high. There are several additional boxes for sites to share. SUMMER: During the Summer season, 204 tent and RV sites are available for reservation or walk-up sale. They have flush toilets, access to an RV dump and potable-water fill station (closed October to mid-May), summer ranger programs, pay phone. Within 1/4-mile (.4km) of Lodgepole market, grill, deli, gift shop, showers, & laundry (all open spring to fall only). Reservations are recommended. FALL/WINTER/SPRING: 25 walk-in tent sites, RV availability limited by snow on a first-come, first-serve basis. One set of flush toilets, and pay phones.
Fee: SUMMER—$20 (or half price with Golden Age Passport, Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass or Golden Access Passports). FALL/WINTER/SPRING: The fee is $18 until heavy snows; then the fee is $10 (or half price with Golden Age Passport, Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency Access Pass or Golden Access Passports).

Moraine (in Cedar Grove in the Kings Canyon)

Open as needed May to October.
Location:
In the Cedar Grove area, down in the canyon along the Kings River. Elevation 4,600 feet (1,402 m).
No reservations: First come, first serve.
Amenities: 120 sites, flush toilets, pay phone in the village (3/4 mile/1.2 km). 3/4-mile (1.2 km) from market, restaurant, gift shop, showers, laundry, & horseback riding. Ranger programs in July & August. One metal, bear-resistant food-storage box provided at each campsite: 48" long x 34" deep x 28" high.
Fee: $18/night.

Potwisha (in the Foothills of Sequoia)

Open all year.
Location: On the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, 4 miles (6.5 km) from Sequoia Park entrance, under an open stand of oaks. At 2,100-foot (640 m) elevation (hot in summer, snow-free in winter) 12 miles (19 km) from the Giant Forest sequoia grove.
No reservations: First come, first serve.
Amenities: 42 sites (including 1 handicap site), flush toilets, RV disposal station, & pay phone. Ranger programs on summer weekends. One bear-resistant food-storage box provided at each campsite: 47" long x 33" deep x 28" high.
Fee: $18/night

Sentinel (in Cedar Grove in the Kings Canyon)

Open late April into October.
Location:
In the Cedar Grove area, down in the canyon along the South Fork of the Kings River. At 4,600-foot (1402 m) elevation under open stands of evergreen trees.
No reservations: First come, first serve.
Amenities: 82 sites, flush toilets, pay phone in the village (1/4 mile/.4 km). Within 1/4-mile (.4 km): market, restaurant, gift shop, showers, laundry, & horseback riding. Ranger programs July-early September. The road to this area closes in mid-November. One metal, bear-resistant food-storage box provided at each campsite: 48" long x 34" deep x 28" high. There are several additional boxes for sites to share.
Fee: $18/night.

Sheep Creek (in Cedar Grove in the Kings Canyon)

Open as needed May into mid-November.
Location:
In the Cedar Grove area, down in the canyon near the Kings River. Elevation 4,600 feet (1,402 m).
No reservations: First come, first served.
Amenities: 111 sites, flush toilets, pay phone in the village (1/2 mile/.8 km). 1/2-mile (.8 km) from showers, laundry, restaurant, market, gift shop, horseback riding. Ranger programs in July & August. One metal, bear-resistant food-storage box provided at each campsite: 48" long x 34" deep x 28" high. There are several additional boxes for sites to share.
Fee: $18/night.

South Fork (in Sequoia)

Open all year.
Location: In the foothills on the South Fork of the Kaweah River. On South Fork Drive 13 miles (21 km) from Highway 198. Elevation 3,600 feet (1,100 m), where the oaks stop & evergreens begin.
No reservations: First come, first serve.
Amenities: 10 sites, NO drinking water, pit toilets. The last miles of the road to this campground is unpaved, and may be slippery when wet. One metal, bear-resistant food-storage box provided at each campsite: 47" long x 17" deep x 17-3/4" high.
Fee: $12/night May-October then no fee.

Sunset (in Kings Canyon/Grant Grove)

Open late May to mid-September.
Location: In the Grant Grove area, 3 miles (5 km) from Kings Canyon Park entrance. Elevation 6,500 feet (1,980 m) in an open stand of evergreens 1/4 mile (.4 km) from a sequoia grove.
No reservations: First come, first serve.
Amenities: 157 sites, flush toilets, & payphone. 1/4 mile from visitor center, market, restaurant, gift shop, & showers. In summer: ranger programs & horseback riding nearby. One bear-resistant food-storage box is provided for each campsite: 47" long x 17" deep x 17-3/4" high. There are several additional boxes for sites to share.
Fee: $18/night for regular sites and $40 for the two group sites that accomodate 15-30. The group sites are reservable. From November-April, call 559-565-4357. From May-Oct. call 559-565-4335. Reservations must be by mail or fax, these are information numbers only.

 
Map showing campgrounds in the parks
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks together offer 14 campgrounds containing more than 1,200 campsites. Enjoy a night under the stars!
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Campground in Potwisha with flowering dogwood
A flowering Redbud lends a wash of springtime color to a site in Potwisha Campground in Sequoia's Foothills.
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Did You Know?

Sequoia fire scar.

The large black areas at the base of many sequoia trees are fire scars. Even though fire may eat into the very heart of a sequoia tree, the tree can survive so long as the fire doesn't kill the living tissue all the way around the tree. Over time, the fire scars gradually heal over and disappear.