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 on Park Roads for 2014 Season
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 »
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, and your vehicle is longer than 22 feet (combined length), please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »
You May Have Trouble Calling Us
We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »
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
The group sites at Dorst Creek Campground can accommodate 2 or fewer RV’s/trailers per group site.The RV’s and trailers must fit in the designated parking areas for the group site. They are to be used for indoor use only (including sleeping and cooking). All other activities, including barbecuing, grilling, setting up tables and tents must occur in the site and not on the paved parking area. Please call the park for more details. (559) 565-3341.
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.
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:
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.
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:
Download the Canyon View campground map (PDF)
CRYSTAL SPRINGS CAMPGROUND
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.
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).
Limited to a maximum group size of 100 people, and a combination of 25 automobiles or 10 RV'S.
Did You Know?
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!