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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 »
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 group sites. RVs and trailers must camp in regular campsites nearby. 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
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.
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?
Fire is an essential part of Sierra forest ecology. Plants and animals have adapted to the periodic, low-intensity fires that naturally occur here. In fact, sequoias need fire to open their cones and release the seeds, and to leave cleared beds of ash where they sprout and grow best.