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Campgrounds - Geographical Listing

The latest information on campground schedules and what is open is available on Page 11 of the current issue of the park newspaper > > >

SEQUOIA PARK FOOTHILLS:

POTWISHA - Open all year.

Location: On the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, 4 miles (6.5km) from Sequoia Park entrance, under an open stand of oaks. At 2100-foot (640m) elevation (hot in summer, snow-free in winter) 12 miles (19km) from the Giant Forest sequoia grove.
No reservations: First come, first served.
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

BUCKEYE FLAT - Open late spring through Labor Day weekend (early September).

Location: In the foothills along the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, 4 miles (6km) from Sequoia Park entrance & 12 miles (19km) from Giant Forest. Elevation 2800 feet (853m) in an open stand of oaks.
No reservations: First come, first served.
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.

SOUTH FORK - Open all year.

Location: In the foothills on the South Fork of the Kaweah River. On South Fork Drive 13 miles (21km) from Highway 198. Elevation 3600 feet (1100m), where the oaks stop & evergreens begin.
No reservations: First come, first served.
Amenities: 10 sites, no drinking water, pit toilets. The last miles of 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.

MID-ELEVATION CONIFER FOREST IN SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK:

Dorst Creek (in northern Sequoia Park)

Open late June through Labor Day.
Location:
At 6800-foot (2073m) elevation near Dorst Creek, 10 miles (16km) 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 am-midnight EST March 1-October 31 or 10am-10pm 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 (13km) 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 camping: There are also several group sites for different size groups available. More >>>

LODGEPOLE - Open all year.

Location: At 6700-foot (2042m) elevation along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, 2 miles (3km) from the Giant Forest sequoia grove; 21 miles from Sequoia Park entrance.
Location: At 6700-foot (2042m) elevation along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, 2 miles (3km) 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 am-midnight EST March 1-October 31 or 10am-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-served 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).

SUBALPINE CONIFER FOREST IN SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK'S MINERAL KING AREA:

ATWELL MILL (in Mineral King) - Open late May through October 31.

Location:
Along the East Fork of the Kaweah River in a once-logged sequoia grove. At 6650-foot elevation (2027m), 19 miles (31km) from Highway 198 on the steep, narrow, and winding Mineral King Road & 6 miles (10km) before the end of the road.
No reservations: First come, first served.
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.

COLD SPRINGS (in Mineral King) - Open late May through October 31.

Location: 23 miles (37km) up the steep, winding Mineral King Road from Highway 198. RVs & trailers not permitted (not recommended on the road). Elevation 7500 feet (2286km) in aspen trees & conifers.
No reservations: First come, first served.
Amenities: 31 sites & 9 walk-in sites, pit toilets, pay phone, ranger programs in July & August. 2-1/2 miles (4km) 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.

MID-ELEVATION CONIFER FOREST IN KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK:

AZALEA (in Grant Grove) - Open all year.

Location: 3-1/2 miles (5.6km) from Kings Canyon Park entrance. At 6500-foot elevation (1981m) under open stands of evergreen trees, 1/4-mile (.4km) to a sequoia grove.
No reservations: First come, first served.
Amenities: 110 sites, flush toilets, pay phone. Within 1/2-mile (.8km) of visitor center, market, restaurant, & gift shop. In summer showers, ranger programs offered, horseback riding nearby. One bear-resistant food-storage box is provided for each campsite: 47" long x 34" deep x 28" high. There are several additional boxes for sites to share.
Fee: $18/night.

CRYSTAL SPRING (in Grant Grove) - Open late May to mid-September.

Location:
4 miles (6km) from Kings Canyon Park entrance. Elevation 6500 feet (1980m) in open evergreen stands, 1/4 mile (.4km) from the Grant Grove of sequoias.
No reservations: First come, first served.
Amenities: Flush toilets, pay phone. Just 1/4 mile (.4km) from visitor center, market, post office, gift shop, & restaurant. In summer: ranger programs, showers, & 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 (6 or fewer people) at $18/night and 14 sites (7-15 people) at $35/night.

SUNSET (in Grant Grove) - Open late May to mid-September.

Location: 3 miles (5km) from Kings Canyon Park entrance. Elevation 6500 feet (1980m)in an open stand of evergreens 1/4 mile (.4km) from a sequoia grove.
No reservations: First come, first served.
Amenities: 157 sites, flush toilets, & payphone. 1/4 mile from visitor center, market, restaurant, & gift shop. In summer: ranger programs, showers, & 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.
Group camping: There are also sites for different sized groups. More >>>

IN THE KINGS CANYON:
Please note: Cedar Grove markets and other facilities open later in the spring and close sooner in the fall than the campgrounds do. Check the Kings Canyon facilities page of the park newspaper for schedules.

CANYON VIEW (Cedar Grove area) - Open as needed May to October.

Location: On the canyon floor near the South Fork of the Kings River. Elevation 4600 feet
(1402m).
No reservations: First come, first served.
Amenities: Flush toilets, pay phone at the village (1/4 mile/.4 km). 1/4 mile (.4km) 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 (6 or fewer people) at $18/night and 5 sites (7-19 people) at $35/night.
Group camping: There are also sites for different sized groups. More >>>

MORAINE (Cedar Grove area) - Open as needed May to October.

Location:
On the floor of the canyon, along the South Fork of the Kings River. Elevation 4600 feet (1402m).
No reservations: First come, first served.
Amenities: 120 sites, flush toilets, pay phone in the village (3/4 mile/1.2 km). 3/4-mile (1.2km) 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.

SENTINEL (Cedar Grove area) - Open late April to October.

Location:
On the canyon floor along the South Fork of the Kings River. At 4600-foot (1402m) elevation under open stands of evergreen trees.
No reservations: First come, first served.
Amenities: 82 sites, flush toilets, pay phone in the village (1/4 mile/.4 km). Within 1/4-mile (.4km): 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 (Cedar Grove area) - Open as needed May to mid-November.

Location:
On the floor of the canyon near the South Fork of the Kings River. Elevation 4600 feet (1402m).
No reservations: First come, first served.
Amenities: 111 sites, flush toilets, pay phone in the village (1/2 mile/.8 km). 1/2-mile (.8km) 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.

GROUP CAMPSITES:

Open approximately June through September.
Locations: Sites for groups of 7-50 people are available for reservation within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. To make reservations for Dorst Creek group sites, please click on the “Reservations online” link above. These sites are very popular and are quickly booked.

For information about group sites in Grant Grove (Crystal Springs) or Cedar Grove (Canyon View), please contact the campgrounds directly for information on how to make reservations.

 
 
Map showing locations of campgrounds in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
See the campground descriptions above.
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Did You Know?

Bootprint on pink algae in snow.

Patches of colorful pink snow in the High Sierra are actually colonies of snow algae — Chlamydomonas nivalis. Unlike most species of fresh-water algae, it thrives in freezing water. Compressing the red snow with your boot increases the intensity of the color. Warning: Do not eat it!