Buckeye Flat Campground is located 7 miles (11.2 km) from the Sequoia National Park entrance. Situated along the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River in an oak and California buckeye woodland, the campground is hot in the summer and usually snow-free in the winter. The campground is at 2,800 ft (843 m) elevation. In summer, fire restrictions are often in effect in this campground due to high temperatures and dry conditions.
This campground has 28 sites for tents only. In 2018, it is scheduled to be open from May 21 – September 26. Gates open or close at noon on campground opening and closing dates. The fee per night is $22. Reservations are available. Campsites are first-come, first served outside of the reservation dates. Parking is limited to one vehicle per site. Site #20 is suitable for people in wheelchairs.
Amenities or Services
Buckeye Flat Campground has flush toilets. The nearest pay phone is at Hospital Rock Picnic Area, about 1 mile away. Ranger programs are available at Potwisha Campground, a 10-minute drive away. Buckeye Flat Campground is near the MIddle Fork of the Kaweah River, 20 minutes east of the Foothills Visitor Center, and a 40-minute drive to the Giant Forest Museum.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Each campsite has a large food storage locker (47”W x 33”D x 28”H) that is resistant to bears when properly latched. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.
Parking is limited to one vehicle per site. Extra parking is available at Hospital Rock. Do not park on the road to the campground.
Pets are permitted within the campground, but must be leashed at all times. Learn more about pet regulations.
You may make reservations starting six months in advance of the date you would like to camp. Site reservations are available for this campground online at Recreation.gov or call toll free: 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777) from 10 a.m. - midnight EST March 1 through October 31, or 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. EST November 1 through February. The customer service number is 888-448-1474.
For more information, call 559-565-3341.