Crystal Springs Campground is in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park, 4 miles (6 km) from the park entrance on Hwy 180. The campground lies under open stands of evergreen trees at an elevation of 6,500 ft (1,980 m). It is a 15-minute drive from the main entrance to Kings Canyon National Park, 5 minutes from the General Grant sequoia grove, and an hour from the Giant Forest area.
This campground has 36 individual sites and 14 mid-size group (7-15 people) sites. Reservations are recommended for group sites, but individual sites are first-come, first-served (no reservations available). Individual sites are $18 per night and group sites $40 per night. Camping is open to tents, RVs, and trailers from early spring through late fall. In 2020, tent sites and group sites open May 20 at noon and close September 9 at noon. Group site F is designated as accessible for people with mobility impairments. It includes an extended picnic table and a designated accessible parking space. However, the campfire ring is not raised and the path to the restroom is unpaved.
The length of RVs or trailers that can be accommodated varies by site. The campground has no hookups or dump stations. The nearest dump stations (summer only) are: Dorst Creek Campground in Sequoia National Park, or Princess Campground (Hwy 180 at Hume Lake junction) in Sequoia National Forest. Generators are allowed between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Each campsite has a large food storage locker (47”W x 33”D x 28”H) that is resistant to bears when properly latched. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.
Group site reservations are available online at Recreation.gov or by phone at (877) 444-6777 (TDD 877-822-6777). Reservations may be made up to one year in advance of the date you want to camp. For information inquiries only, call (559) 565-3341.
A map of the campground is shown below. Download the Crystal Springs campground map for a larger, printable image. (PDF)
Last updated: March 20, 2020