Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time
All vehicles must carry chains or cables when entering a chain-restricted area. It's the law (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503). Road conditions may change often. For road conditions, call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1). More »
Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)
Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »
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Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks may change due to weather and/or other circumstances. Please call 559-565-3341 BEFORE you plan to visit.
There are 14 campgrounds in the parks. Most are first-come, first-serve with a maximum of six people allowed per site. Potwisha, Buckeye Flat, Lodgepole, Dorst Creek, and certain group campsites are open to reservations and can accomodate from 7-50 people.
Campgrounds often fill up on Saturday nights in July and August. Sunday through Friday afternoons offer the best chance of finding a campsite, with the exception of Lodgepole which usually has limited sites even midweek.
Campsite Amenities: Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring with grill and a metal food storage box. There are no hookups in the parks. Dump stations are located at Potwisha, Lodgepole, and Dorst Creek campgrounds. There is also a dump station located in Princess Campground in the Sequoia National Forest on Hwy 180 near the Hume Lake junction.
Campground checkout time is 12:00 p.m. (noon). Select a campground below to learn more.
2014 Camping Season Open/Close Dates: To Be Determined (TBD)
Campgrounds in Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument
Update! Fire restrictions have ended in Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument: Wood and charcoal fires are now allowed anywhere unless posted. Also allowed are gas and propane stoves with shut-off valves. In all cases, visitors must possess a valid California Campfire Permit. Free campfire permits are available online at the link above, or at any Forest Service office.
Please call 559-338-2251 for the most up-to-date Sequoia National Forest information. Campground opening/closing dates are approximate.
Did You Know?
Nearly 300 buildings, a gas station, sewage treatment plant, hotel, two markets, and over 24 acres of asphalt were removed during the Giant Forest Restoration Project in Sequoia National Park.