Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time
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Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)
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Potwisha Campground is located 4 miles (6.5 km) from the Sequoia National Park entrance. Situated along the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River under an open stand of oaks, the campground is hot in the summer and usually snow-free in the winter.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.
You may make reservations starting 6 months in advance of the date you would like to camp. For example, reservations for July 4 can be made starting January 4.
Reservations: Go online to Recreation.gov or call toll free: 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777) from 10 a.m. - midnight EST March 1 through October 31, or 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. EST November 1 through February. Customer Service: 888-448-1474.
Download the Potwisha campground map for a larger, printable image. (PDF)
Did You Know?
After spending five days with five men cutting down a single sequoia, Walter Fry counted the growth rings on the fallen giant. The answer shocked him into changing careers. In just a few days they had ended 3266 years of growth. Fry later became a park ranger and, in 1912, the parks' superintendent.