• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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Potwisha Campground

Potwisha campground
Potwisha campground
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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.

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.

Region

Foothills area in Sequoia

Elevation

2,100 ft. (640 m)

Open

All year

Reservations

New for 2014 camping season!
Year-round reservations available starting Nov. 1, 2013 (for camping beginning on May 1, 2014).
Fewer reservations available between Sep. 3 - Apr. 30 with first-come, first-serve.
See below for reservation info.

Number of sites

42

RV/Trailer length

Varies

Hookups

None

Pets

Permitted (more about pet regulations)

Dump station

Yes

Groceries

Three Rivers

Showers

No

Accessibility

Site #40 is suitable for wheelchairs

Ranger Programs

Offered in the summer at the campground amphitheater

Phone

Yes

Restrooms

Flush

Food storage

Large food locker - 47"W x 33"D x 28"H


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)

 
Potwisha Campground map, Sequoia National Park.

Did You Know?

Sign indicating no pets allowed.

Dogs are not permitted on any park trails or on the summer shuttle, except service dogs. This allows for more frequent wildlife sightings, ensures that other visitors and wildlife will not be annoyed or frightened by dogs, and saves cleanup on trails. You can take dogs on leashes on US Forest Service trails.