What's In Grant Grove


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.
Other campgrounds...

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.

Other lodging...

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.

Picnic areas
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.

View from Panoramic Point in Grant Grove.

Panoramic Point offers spectacular views of the High Sierra. Drive east through the visitor center parking lot, left around the meadow, then right at the intersection signed "Panoramic Point."

NPS Photo

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