-Page updated July 17, 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.
We are currently working on a phased re-opening of park campgrounds.
- Potwisha, Lodgepole, and Sunset campgrounds will open on July 6, 2020, by reservation only. No first-come, first served camping will be available.
- 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.
- South Fork, Cold Springs, Atwell Mill, Dorst, Azalea, Crystal Springs, Sentinel, Sheep Creek, Moraine, and Canyon View campgrounds.
Major Changes for 2020 Season
All camping for the 2020 summer season will require a reservation in advance.
- Some campgrounds that previously allowed for walk-up camping will be added to recreation.gov to increase the number of sites available for online reservations.
- In order to ensure that public health guidelines are met, some individual campsites within campgrounds will remain closed for the season to allow for proper social distancing.
Group camping has been suspended for the 2020 camping season. All group camping reservations have been cancelled and refunds have been issued.
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.
For the safety of our visitors, we will continue to reevaluate our capacity to open park campgrounds on a case-by-case basis, in keeping with current public health guidance.
Frequently asked questions:
Is there an estimated time for the rest of campgrounds to reopen?
At this time we do not have an exact date for the reopening of our remaining campgrounds. Please continue to check this webpage for the most current information.
Can I camp on U.S. Forest Service Land between/adjacent to the parks? Can we access USFS campsites through the parks?
Yes. U.S. Forest Service lands can be accessed through the parks and some USFS campgrounds have resumed operations. To determine what US Forest Service facilities, including campgrounds, roads, and restrooms are open, please visit the Sequoia National Forest webpage or call (559) 791-5758 for more information. Limited dispersed camping is also allowed, with certain restrictions.
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.
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.
Will my previous reservation automatically get rescheduled, or do I need to rebook for when you are open again?
No, your reservation will not be automatically rescheduled. Please rebook desired camping. You may reserve sites on Recreation.gov for Potwisha, Lodgepole, and Sunset campgrounds.
For general information related to camping in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, please return to our main Camping webpage.