-Page updated January 19, 2021-
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 for Reservations Only
- Potwisha Campground is closed through at least February 9, 2021, due to a regional stay-at-home order issued by the State of California for the San Joaquin Valley region. Reservation holders will be contacted and reservations will be fully refunded. Reservation holders for dates beyond February 9, 2021 will be notified at least 48 hours in advance if the closure is extended, though we will provide this information with as much advance notice as possible.
- Buckeye Flat Campground is tentatively scheduled to open on March 17, 2021. Campsites will be available only by reservation through Recreation.gov. Reservations will be available up to three months in advance. The opening date can change at any time based on restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, weather, or other conditions. Buckeye Flat Campground offers sites only for tent camping.
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 with First-Come First-Served Sites
- Azalea Campground is closed through at least February 9, 2021, due to a regional stay-at-home order issued by the State of California for the San Joaquin Valley region. No campsites will be available at any campground during this time period, whether by reservation or as walk-up sites.
Sequoia National Forest Camping Prohibition
Sequoia National Forest is closed to camping in developed areas and also to dispersed camping throughout the Hume Lake Ranger District through January 31, 2021. This closure includes all camping in the Hume Lake and Big Meadows areas. For more information about this closure, visit the Sequoia National Forest website.
Campgrounds Currently Closed
- South Fork, Cold Springs, Atwell Mill, Buckeye Flat, Dorst, Crystal Springs, Sentinel, Sheep Creek, Moraine, Lodgepole, Sunset, and Canyon View campgrounds.
Major Changes Associated with COVID-19 and Public Health and Safety
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, 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 are 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.