• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

Campgrounds

Please read important park alerts by clicking the red tab above before you come to the parks.

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
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

(See the "View Park Map" link at the bottom of the main menu for campground locations).

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.

*2015 campground season reservation dates have been announced. Please click on the name of the campground below for more information. We anticipate recreation.gov will be updated with this information soon. As soon as recreation.gov is able to post the 2015 dates you will be able to make reservations starting 6 months in advance of the date you would like to camp for standard sites, and up to 1 year in advance for group sites. Additional first-come, first-serve dates outside of reservation dates may be added over the next few months. This page will be updated as soon as details are available.

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.
Generator hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. only! At Lodgepole and Dorst Creek 8-11 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. only!
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).

For those who like to truly "rough it" additional camping may be available in the parks' wilderness by permit only. For more info visit Wilderness Permits

2015 Camping Season Open/Close Dates:

Open (Approx.)

Status

Elevation

Sites

Fee

Rest-
rooms

Notes

Foothills Area
(Sequoia National Park, closest to Hwy 198 entrance)

Potwisha

All year

OPEN

2,100'

42

$22

Flush

Reservations;
No hookups;
Campfire Restrictions

Buckeye Flat

5/20-9/29

CLOSED

2,800'

28

$22

Flush

Reservations;
No RVs or trailers;
Campfire Restrictions

South Fork

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

OPEN

3,600'

10

$12

Vault

No RVs or trailers;
No water after 10/15;
Campfire Restrictions


Mineral King Area
(Sequoia National Park, 1 mile west of Hwy 198 entrance)

Atwell Mill

TBD

CLOSED

6,650'

21

$12

Vault

No RVs or trailers

Cold Springs

TBD

CLOSED

7,500'

40

$12

Vault

No RVs or trailers


Giant Forest / Lodgepole Area
(Sequoia National Park, 1 hour north of Hwy 198 entrance & 1 hour south of Hwy 180 entrance)

Lodgepole

5/20-9/29

CLOSED

6,700'

214

$22

Flush

No hookups;
Reservations

Dorst Creek

6/17-9/8

CLOSED

6,800'

218 + 4 group sites

$22

Flush

No hookups;
Reservations


Grant Grove Area
(Kings Canyon National Park, closest to Hwy 180 entrance)

Azalea

All year

OPEN

6,500'

110
20

$18

Flush

No hookups;
20 sites available for winter camping.

Crystal Springs

TBD

CLOSED

6,500'

36 + 13 group sites

$18

Flush

No hookups;
Group sites info

Sunset

TBD

CLOSED

6,500'

157 + 2 group sites

$18-40

Flush

No hookups;
Group sites reservations


Cedar Grove Area
(Kings Canyon National Park, closest to Hwy 180 entrance)

Sentinel

TBD

CLOSED

4,600'

82

$18

Flush

No hookups;
Campfire Restrictions

Sheep Creek

TBD

CLOSED

4,600'

111

$18

Flush

No hookups;
Campfire Restrictions

Canyon View

TBD

CLOSED

4,600'

16 group sites

$35-$50

Flush

No hookups;
Large group sites reservations;
Campfire Restrictions

Moraine

TBD

CLOSED

4,600'

120

$18

Flush

No hookups;
Campfire Restrictions

 

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

Fire restrictions have been terminated as of November 4, 2014 in Sequoia National Forest
and Giant Sequoia National Monument. For more info visit: Fire Restrictions

Open(Approx)

Elevation

Sites

Fee

Restrooms

Water

Hume Lake Area
(North of the Hwy 180 entrance to Kings Canyon National Park)

Princess

CLOSED

5,900'

88

$18

Vault

Yes;
Dump station $10

Hume Lake

CLOSED

5,200'

74

$20

Flush

Yes

Tenmile

OPEN

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
(South of the Hwy 180 entrance to Kings Canyon National Park
via the Generals Hwy)

Stony Creek

CLOSED

6,400'

49

$20

Flush

Yes

Upper Stony Creek

CLOSED

6,400'

18

$16

Vault

Yes

Horse Camp

OPEN(closes with snow; opens with snowmelt)

7,600'

5

$0

Vault

No

Buck Rock

OPEN(closes with snow; opens with snowmelt)

7,600'

11

$0

Vault

No

Big Meadows

OPEN(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.

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