Throughout the parks, camping is permitted in designated sites only. We offer both reservable and first-come, first-served sites; however, reservations during peak season are recommended. No roadside camping is allowed.
Fees and Holding Sites
A use fee is required per night, per site. Sites typically hold a maximum of 6 people; see specific campgrounds for exceptions or group camping site allowances.
Check In and Out
Gates open/close at 12 pm on open and close dates. Check-in at 12 pm or later. Check out before 12 pm. If you have not checked in by noon on the second day of your reserved, your reserved site may be considered unoccupied and opened to new campers.
Vehicle length limits vary by area; please check with the individual campground or information posted on recreation.gov. Vehicles must be parked with all four wheels on pavement. Any vehicle that blocks trafﬁc ﬂow must be moved. Check locally for overflow parking options. Your payment stub should be placed on the campsite site post. Please carpool at group sites as parking can be limited.
Campfires & Firewood
Campfire restrictions may apply in some areas. Campﬁres are permitted only in established ﬁre rings; construction of new stone fire rings is not permitted. Do not leave ﬁre unattended. Be certain to extinguish ﬁres completely with water before leaving.
Bicyclists under the age of 18 years must wear helmets. Roller skates, rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, and similar non-motorized devices are prohibited in the campground, on roads, and in developed areas.
Pets are permitted within the campground but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet (1.8 m). Pets may not be left unattended, and are not allowed to bark constantly. Pets, including those riding in backpacks, are not allowed on any trails in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Feeding, touching, teasing, frightening, or intentional disturbing of any wildlife is strictly prohibited.
Wastewater from RVs must be properly discharged. Dump stations are available at Potwisha, Lodgepole, and Dorst Creek campgrounds.
Recycle Fuel Canisters
Do not put propane or other fuel canisters in park trash cans or leave them in the parks. Take them with you when you leave. Check with your city or council about cylinder and canister recycling in your area.
Quiet hours are typically from 10 pm to 6 am. Generator hours are between 9 am and 9 pm, except at Lodgepole and Dorst Creek campgrounds where generators can run from 8 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 8 pm. Music and talking should not be audible beyond your immediate area at all times.
Food Storage and Wildlife
You must store all food and scented items in food storage boxes at campgrounds, or in your recreational vehicle. Always remove all food and items from your car or truck. Bears are active day and night, and can easily break into vehicles.
Last updated: January 30, 2024