-Page updated May 10, 2021-
Camping Reservations Required for 2021 Summer Season
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. For the 2021 summer season, campgrounds will require advance reservations through Recreation.gov, which can be made up to one month in advance. This change is intended to ensure proper COVID-19 mitigations and allow campers to plan with more accurate information about campsite availability.
Campgrounds Currently Open for Reservations Only
Campgrounds with First-Come First-Served Sites
- At this time, Azalea Campground has 40 sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Azalea is scheduled to open at full capacity on May 26, 2021, at which time it will switch to reservation-only. Reservations are now available, up to month in advance of your stay.
Campgrounds Currently Closed
South Fork, Cold Springs, Crystal Springs, Sheep Creek, Moraine, Sunset, and Canyon View campgrounds.
Group camping is suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.
Campgrounds Closed in 2021
Dorst Creek and Atwell Mill campgrounds will remain closed for the 2021 season due to hazardous trees near the campsites.
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
Will the parks have any first-come, first-served campsites available this summer?
No, the will only have campsites available by reservation. This change was put in place to ensure proper COVID-19 mitigations are followed. It will also allow campers to plan with more accurate information about campsite availability.
Have reservation fees changed?
For some campgrounds, yes. Campgrounds that were not previously available by reservation on Recreation.gov will increase an average of $4 per night to cover online processing costs.
If my reservation is cancelled by the parks, will processing fees be refunded?
If your reservation is cancelled by the National Park Service, your refund will be automatic 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 fee.
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. Some Forest Service areas may be closed to recreation-please contact the forests directly to determine which of their campgrounds are open.
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.