• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Institute Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Effective July 28, 2014, the parks are in Stage 2 fire restrictions. See link below for more information. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice. More »

  • Road Construction Delays Begin on Park Roads for 2014 Season

    Expect occasional 15-minute to 1-hour delays at various locations in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks beginning Monday, June 2, weekdays only, between 5 a.m.-3 p.m., including delays to/from the General Sherman Tree, Crystal Cave, and Grant Grove. 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 »

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    We are experiencing technical problems receiving incoming phone calls. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please send us an email to SEKI_Interpretation@nps.gov or check the "More" link for trip-planning information. More »

South Fork Campground

South Fork campground
South Fork 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.

South Fork Campground is located 13 miles (21 km) from Highway 198 on South Fork Drive, which turns off in Three Rivers. The campground is situated in the foothills on the South Fork of the Kaweah River at the transition from oaks to evergreens.

Region

South Fork in Sequoia National Park

Elevation

3,600 ft. (1,100 m)

Open

All year

Reservations

No reservations. First-come, first-serve.

Fee

$12/night: May 21 - October 15, 2014.
No fee after October 15, 2014 until May 2015.

Number of sites

10

RV/Trailer length

Tents only

Pets

Permitted (Learn more about pet regulations)

Dump station

No

Groceries, showers

Three Rivers

Accessibility

Ranger Programs

No

Phone

No

Restrooms

Pit toilets

Food storage

Metal food locker - 47"W x 17"D x 17 34"H

Water

Potable water available: May 21 until October 15, 2014.
No water after: October 15, 2014 until May 2015.

Campfires Fire Restrictions

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

Did You Know?

Toppled sequoia tree.

Sequoias get so large because they grow fast over a long lifetime. They live so long because they are resistant to many insects and diseases, and because they can survive most fires. Sequoias do have a weakness — a shallow root system. The main cause of death among mature sequoias is toppling.