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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN

    The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.

  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

Campgrounds

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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.

Lodging Inside the Parks

Lodging Outside the Parks

Where to Eat

 

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. Camping is limited to 14 days per campground, and/or a total of 30 days per year (both parks combined).

2014 Camping Season Open/Close Dates:

Open (Approx.)

Status

Elevation

Sites

Fee

Rest-
rooms

Notes


Foothills Area

Potwisha

All year

OPEN

2,100'

42

$18

Flush

Reservations
No hookups

Buckeye Flat

4/16-9/29

CLOSED

2,800'

28

$18

Flush

Reservations
No RVs or trailers

South Fork

All year, with fee: 5/21-10/15

OPEN

3,600'

10

$12

Vault

No RVs or trailers;
For water info:
South Fork


Mineral King Area

Atwell Mill

5/21-10/15

CLOSED

6,650'

21

$12

Vault

No RVs or trailers

Cold Springs

5/30-10/15

CLOSED

7,500'

40

$12

Vault

No RVs or trailers


Giant Forest / Lodgepole Area - No winter camping in the area. Use Azalea Campground in Kings Canyon National Park for winter camping, or Potwisha Campground in the Foothills of Sequoia National Park.

Lodgepole

4/16-10/21

CLOSED

6,700'

214

$20

Flush

No hookups;
Reservations

Dorst Creek

6/18-9/3

CLOSED

6,800'

218 + 4 group sites

$20

Flush

No hookups;
No new advanced reservations accepted for 2014. More info


Grant Grove Area

Azalea

All year

OPEN

6,500'

110

20

$18

Flush

No hookups

Crystal Springs

5/21-28
and
7/2-9/2

CLOSED

6,500'

36 + 13 group sites

$18

Flush

No hookups;
Group sites info

Sunset

5/21-9/3

CLOSED

6,500'

157 + 2 group sites

$18-40

Flush

No hookups;
Group sites reservations


Cedar Grove Area

Sentinel

4/24-10/15
5/21-28
and
7/2-9/2

CLOSED

4,600'

82

$18

Flush

No hookups;
4/24-10/15
(1 loop open)
5/21-28 & 7/2-92 (all loops open)

Sheep Creek

5/21-10/14

CLOSED

4,600'

111

$18

Flush

No hookups

Canyon View

5/21-9/29

CLOSED

4,600'

16 group sites

$35-$50

Flush

No hookups;
Large group sites reservations

Moraine

5/21-9/2

CLOSED

4,600'

120

$18

Flush

No hookups

 

Campgrounds in Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument
The National Forest Service maintains 10 campsites that border Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Please visit their website below for information on reservations and regulations, or click on one of the links below to go directly to ReserveUSA. A free campfire permit for forest service campgrounds may be obtained at the Hume Lake District Office or the Kings Canyon Visitor Center (Grant Grove).
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.

Open(Approx)

Elevation

Sites

Fee

Restrooms

Water

Hume Lake Area

Princess

CLOSED

5,900'

88

$18

Vault

Yes;
Dump station $10

Hume Lake

CLOSED

5,200'

74

$20

Flush

Yes

Tenmile

CLOSED

5,800'

13

$16

Vault

No

Landslide

CLOSED

5,800'

9

$16

Vault

Yes

Convict Flat

CLOSED 3,000'

5

$0

Vault

No


Big Meadows and Stony Creek Areas

Stony Creek

CLOSED

6,400'

49

$20

Flush Yes

Upper Stony Creek

CLOSED

6,400'

18

$16

Vault Yes

Horse Camp

CLOSED(closes with snow; opens with snowmelt)

7,600'

5

$0

Vault

No

Buck Rock

CLOSED(closes with snow; opens with snowmelt)

7,600'

11

$0

Vault

No

Big Meadows

CLOSED(closes with snow; opens with snowmelt)

7,600'

40

$0

Vault

No


Please call 559-338-2251 for the most up-to-date Sequoia National Forest information. Campground opening/closing dates are approximate.

Did You Know?

Layer of air pollution seen from park views..

Sequoia and Kings Canyon suffer from one of the worst air-pollution problems of any national park! Pollution — particularly ozone — from the Central Valley and the Bay Area is carried up into these mountains by warm winds. It challenges all of us everywhere to clear the air!