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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) will close with the first significant snowstorm after Jan. 6, 2014, and is expected to remain closed through Apr. 15, 2014. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour status.
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. 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:
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?
When first set aside, what is now Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks were less than one-ninth of their present size. Over the last century, Congress has made seven major additions to the parks — the last being the Mineral King area in 1978.