-Page updated June 4, 2021-
Camping Reservations Required for 2021 Summer Season
For the 2021 summer season, campgrounds will require advance reservations through Recreation.gov. Campsites may be reserved up to one month in advance. This change to a reservation system is intended to ensure proper COVID-19 mitigations and allow campers to plan with more accurate information about campsite availability.
Campgrounds Currently Open
Reservations can be made up to one month in advance of your stay.
Moraine Campground is scheduled to open on June 30 at noon.
Campgrounds Closed Until Further Notice
Canyon View Campground (a group campground) is closed until further notice.
Campgrounds to Remain 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.