Kings Canyon Visitor Center: Open year-round in Grant Grove Village. Exhibits in English & Spanish and 15-minute orientation movie (captioned). Also available are books, maps, first aid, and local wilderness permits. Hours of operation vary with the season call for information 1-559-565-4307.
Other visitor centers...
You are in black bear country. Food storage is required. Tables, food-storage boxes, restrooms, and drinking water; 6 people and 1 vehicle per site. First-come, first-served. See the link for other campgrounds and additional information.
Azalea. Open year-round. On General Grant Tree Road, 1/4 mile north of visitor center. 110 sites.
Crystal Springs: Usually open for Memorial Day weekend, then open as needed through Labor Day. North of visitor center 1/4 mile. 36 sites and 14 for groups of 7-15.
Sunset: Usually open for Memorial Day weekend, then open as needed through Labor Day. South of visitor center 1/4 mile. Limited trailer/RV space. 157 sites. Parking for naturalist programs at the amphitheater is here.
The John Muir Lodge open year-round in Grant Grove Village. Modern rooms in the lodge. In summer, rustic cabins with bath, and housekeeping cabins. Front desk: 1-559-335-5500.
Food, shops and other services
Grant Grove Village offers year-round: restaurant; market (supplies, bear canisters, emergency gasoline). Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals in winter; gift shop (souvenirs, film, & clothing, ATM in lobby). Hours of operation vary with season call 1-559-335-5500.
Other places to eat and shop...
Post Office: Open weekdays; times vary. Stamp machine available 24 hours. Address mail to park visitors: c/o General Delivery, Kings Canyon National Park, CA 93633. 1-559-335-2499.
Tables, restrooms, fire pits with grills, drinking water available. In winter these become snowplay areas.
Columbine: On Grant Tree Road, 1/2 mile northwest of visitor center.
Big Stump: On Highway 180, 3 miles southwest of visitor center. (Currently closed)
Other picnic areas...
Other facilities in summer
Showers (KCPS): Arrange at Lodge.
Horseback Riding: Grant Grove Stables - on Highway 180, 1/2-mile north of the visitor center. Closes late fall through spring; call (559)337-2314 for information.