• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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Sentinel Campground

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Sentinel Campground is located on Highway 180, ¼ mile from Cedar Grove Village. The campground is situated in the canyon along the South Fork of the Kings River under open stands of evergreen trees.

Region

Cedar Grove area in King Canyon

Elevation

4,600 ft. (1,402 m)

Open

April 24 - October 15, 2014 (one loop for early season)
May 21-28, 2014 (all loops for the holiday) and
July 2 - September 2, 2014 (all loops for peak season)

Reservations

No reservations; first-come, first-serve

Fee

$18/night

Number of sites

82

RV/Trailer length

Varies

Hookups

None

Pets

Permitted (Learn more about pet regulations)

Dump station

None. Nearest dump station (summer only):
Princess Campground (Hwy 180 at Hume Lake junction) in Sequoia National Forest

Groceries, showers, laundry

¼ mile at Cedar Grove Village

Accessibility

Ranger Programs

July to early September

Phone

1/4 mile at Cedar Grove Village

Restrooms

Flush toilets

Food storage

Metal food locker - 48"W x 34"D x 28"H

Nearby Attractions

Horseback riding

You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.

Download the Sentinel campground map for a larger, printable image. (PDF)

 
Sentinel Campground map, Kings Canyon National Park.

Did You Know?

Rangers lay a wreath at the foot of the General Grant Tree, the Nation's Christmas Tree.

The General Grant Tree is the only living thing designated by Congress as a national shrine. This sequoia is a living memorial to the men and women of the United States who have given their lives in service to their country.