Foothills Campgrounds

Campfire Restrictions

Because of the extreme risk of wildfire, Stage 2 Fire Restrictions begin on June 28. Under these restrictions, wood and charcoal fires are prohibited in Potwisha Campground, Buckeye Flat Campground, and South Fork Campground.

Fire Restriction Information
 
A site under the oaks at Potwisha Campground
Potwisha Campground

At 2,500-3,000 feet above sea level, the foothills of Sequoia National Park are usually hot and dry in summer and cool and wet in winter, with occasional light snow. In this area, trails lead to oak woodlands, river canyons, and spring wildflowers. A 45-minute winding drive leads to the Giant Forest sequoia grove (vehicles over 22 feet are not advised between Potwisha Campground and Giant Forest). In summer, fire restrictions are often in effect in these campgrounds due to high temperatures and dry conditions.

Potwisha Campground

This campground has 42 sites and is open year-round to tents, RVs, and trailers. Reservations are available in summer and fall. The campground is near the Kaweah River, 15 minutes east of Foothills Visitor Center or a 45-minute drive to Giant Forest Museum.

Buckeye Flat Campground

Buckeye Flat Campground's 28 sites are open for tent camping only from early spring through late fall. RVs and trailers are not permitted. Reservations are available in summer and fall. The campground is near the Kaweah River, 20 minutes east of Foothills Visitor Center or a 40-minute drive to Giant Forest Museum. In 2017, this campground will be open from noon on April 5 through noon on September 27.

South Fork Campground

This remote primitive campground has 10 sites and is open to tent camping year-round. and South Fork is 30 minutes from the town of Three Rivers, one-hour drive from the main entrance to Sequoia National Park, and two hours to Giant Forest Museum. RVs and trailers are not permitted, and no drinking water is available. In 2017, a nightly fee of $12 will be charged from May 24 through October 11. For the remainder of the year, there is no fee for camping.

 

Last updated: July 5, 2017

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Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone:

(559) 565-3341

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