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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

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    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks on weekdays only (times vary), including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. More »

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Crystal Springs Campground

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.

Crystal Springs campground is located 4 miles (6 km) from Kings Canyon Park entrance in the Grant Grove area. The campground is situated under open stands of evergreen trees.

Region

Grant Grove area in Kings Canyon

Elevation

6,500 ft. (1,980 m)

Open

May 21 - September 2, 2014

Reservations

No reservations; first-come, first-serve

Fee

Individual sites $18/night
Group sites $35/night

Number of sites

36 individual sites
13 mid-sized group sites (7-15 people)

RV/Trailer length

Varies

Hookups None
Generators Use them 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. only!

Pets

Permitted (Learn more about pet regulations)

Dump and water station

None. Nearest dump stations (summer only):
Dorst Creek Campground in Sequoia, or
Princess Campground (Hwy 180 at Hume Lake junction) in Sequoia National Forest

Groceries, showers, laundry

1/4 mile (.8 km) to Grant Grove Village
Coin operated showers and laundry (quarters)

Accessibility

Group site #F is suitable for wheelchairs

Ranger Programs

Summer only

Phone

Yes

Restrooms

Flush toilets

Food storage

Large food locker - 47"W x 17"D x 17-34"H

You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.

Download the Crystal Springs campground map for a larger, printable image. (PDF)

 
Crystal Springs Campground map, Kings Canyon National Park.

Did You Know?

Sharp, rocky crest of the Sierra Nevada.

The Sierra Nevada is still growing today. The mountains gain height during earthquakes on the east side of the range. But the mountains are being shortened by erosion almost as quickly as they grow. This erosion has deposited sediments thousands of feet thick on the floor of the San Joaquin Valley.