-Page updated September 29, 2021-
All Campgrounds Currently Closed due to Wildfire Activity
Reservations will be cancelled automatically and fully refunded through Recreation.gov. No new reservations will be available for Lodgepole and Potwisha Campgrounds until November. Cold Springs and Buckeye Flat are scheduled to close in October and no new reservations will be available in 2021. These closures may be extended.
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 campgrounds. Please visit US Forest Service Campgrounds webpage for a list of their campgrounds. 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.