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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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Sentinel Campground

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.

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

Jul. 2 - Sep. 2, 2014 and Sep. 2 - Oct. 13, 2014 and
Oct. 14 - Nov. 11: 1 loop open (map)

Reservations

No reservations; first-come, first-serve

Fee

$18/night

Number of sites

82

RV/Trailer length

Varies

Hookups

None

Generator hours Use from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. only!

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?

Speleothem, a cave formation.

Crystal Cave, a marble cavern, is a complex maze more than 3 miles long. Parts of it are open via tours. Many varieties of beautiful speleothems decorate the cave, including rarely formed "shields" and "raft cones." A number of unique species of animals live in the cave and its stream. More...