• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    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 »

  • Road Construction Delays Begin on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5 a.m.-3 p.m., including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. 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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Group Campsites

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 four group camping areas in the parks. Sunset, Crystal Springs, and Canyon View are for tent and car camping only - No RVs or trailers allowed in these group sites. RVs and trailers must camp in regular campsites nearby. New in 2014! RVs and trailers are allowed in Dorst Creek group sites.

All group camping areas are open from approximately June through September. All group camping areas are currently closed until the 2014 season begins. See below for reservation information.

Parking is limited in each; carpool if possible. Each site has access to flush toilets, drinking water, a picnic table and a firepit with grill. Only one site per organization per day is allowed.


DORST CREEK CAMPGROUND
Sequoia National Park

Dorst offers four group sites. RVs and trailers are allowed. A limit of two trailers or recreational vehicles per group site will be allowed at the Dorst Creek Group Campsites. They must fit within the parking space provided at the group campsite and may not be driven into the site itself. They are permitted for indoor use only (cooking, sleeping, recreation, etc.). Please call the park for more details. (559) 565-3341.
Open June 18 - September 3, 2014

Reservations may be made online at Recreation.gov or by phone at (877) 444-6777, up to 1 year in advance of the date you want to camp. For questions please contact 559-565-4404 or 559-565-4487.

Large Group Sites:

Site
Number

Number
of People

Cost
Per Night

A

12-25

$40

B

12-25

$40

C

12-50

$60

D

12-40

$50


Download the Dorst Creek campground map (PDF)


SUNSET CAMPGROUND
Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Sunset offers two group sites. No RVs or trailers. RVs and trailers must camp in regular campsites nearby. For information inquiries only call: (559) 565-3341.
Open May 21 - September 3, 2014

Reservations may be made online at Recreation.gov or by phone at (877) 444-6777, up to 1 year in advance of the date you want to camp.

Large Group Sites:

Site
Number

Number
of People

Cost
Per Night

A

15-30

$40

B

15-30

$40


Download the Sunset campground map (PDF)


CANYON VIEW CAMPGROUND
Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Canyon View offers 16 group sites. No RVs or trailers. RVs and trailers must camp in regular campsites nearby. For information inquiries only call: (559) 565-3341.
Open May 21 - September 2, 2014

Large Group Sites: Reservations made be made online at Recreation.gov or by phone at (877) 444-6777, up to 1 year in advance of the date you want to camp.

Large Group Sites:

Site
Number

Number
of People

Cost
Per Night

A

20-40

$50

B

20-30

$40

C

20-40

$50

D

20-40

$50


Mid-Sized Group Sites: (First-come, first-serve only - NO RESERVATIONS!)

Site
Number

Number
of People

Cost
Per Night

G1

7-19

$35

G2

7-19

$35

G3

7-19

$35

G4

7-19

$35

G5

7-19

$35

G6

7-19

$35

G7

7-19

$35

G8

7-19

$35

G9

7-19

$35

G10

7-19

$35

G11

7-19

$35

G12

7-19

$35

Download the Canyon View campground map (PDF)


CRYSTAL SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Crystal Springs offers 13 mid-sized group sites. No RVs or trailers. RVs and trailers must camp in regular campsites nearby. For information inquiries only call: (559) 565-4357.
Open May 21 - September 2, 2014

Mid-Sized Group Sites: (First-come, first-serve only. NO RESERVATIONS!)

Site
Number

Number
of People

Cost
Per Night

A

7-15

$35

B

7-15

$35

C

7-15

$35

D

7-15

$35

E

7-15

$35

F

7-15

$35

G

7-15

$35

H

7-15

$35

I

7-15

$35

J

7-15

$35

K

7-15

$35

L

7-15

$35

M

7-15

$35



Download the Crystal Springs campground map (PDF)

 

Forest Service Group Campgrounds
The National Forest Service maintains four group campsites that border Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Please visit the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument campground web page for information on reservations and regulations or click on one 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).

Aspen Hollow
Limited to a maximum group size of 100 people, and a combination of 25 automobiles or 10 RV'S.

Logger Flat
Limited to a maximum of 50 people, and a combination of 20 automobiles or 10 RV'S.

Fir
Limited to a maximum group size of 100 people and 31 vehicles.

Cove
Limited to a maximum group size of 50 people, and a combination of 20 automobiles or 10 RV'S.

Did You Know?

Loggers pose in front of a mighty felled sequoia.

Sequoia wood proved too brittle for most lumber uses. Some felled sequoias even shattered as they hit the ground. Most lumbered sequoias ended up as fence posts, shingles, and even match sticks!