-Page updated October 22, 2020-
The safety and health of NPS employees, visitors, partners, volunteers and resources remains our top priority, which is why we continue to make adaptive, operational changes to campground management, in accordance with CDC, state, and local public health guidance related to COVID-19.
Campgrounds That Are Open by Reservation Only
Reservations may be booked on the same day of your trip (no advance necessary), but can't be booked more than three months in advance of future trips. No first-come, first served camping will be available at these campgrounds.
Campgrounds That Are First-Come First-Served Only
Campgrounds Closed For Remainder of 2020
- South Fork, Cold Springs, Atwell Mill, Dorst, Crystal Springs, Sentinel, Sheep Creek, Moraine, Lodgepole, Sunset, and Canyon View campgrounds.
Major Changes for 2020 Season
In order to ensure that public health guidelines are met, some campgrounds will not open. Also, some individual campsites within campgrounds will remain closed for the season to allow for proper social distancing.
- Group campsites will not open in 2020.
Self-contained Roadside Camping
No self-contained roadside camping is permitted within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Camping off the side of the road or in parking areas is not permitted at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
If my reservation is cancelled by the parks due to COVID-19, fire, or air quality, will processing fees be refunded?
If your reservation is cancelled by the National Park Service, your refund will be automatic (you will not need to request a refund) and will include your processing fee in the refund.
What if I cancel my reservation, anticipating a park closure? Will I be refunded my processing fee?
If you choose to cancel your reservation at any time, you will not be refunded the processing fees.
Which campgrounds are in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, and which are on US Forest Service land?
Please visit our main Camping page for a full list of National Park Service and US Forest Service Campgrounds. Due to extreme fire danger, some Forest Service areas are closed to recreation.
Can I camp along roads and in parking lots in Sequoia or Kings Canyon National Parks?
No. Camping off the side of the road or in parking areas is not permitted at any time.
For general information related to camping in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, please return to our main Camping webpage.