Potwisha Campground is 4 miles (6.5 km) from the Sequoia National Park entrance. Situated along the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River under an open stand of oaks, the campground is hot in the summer and usually snow-free in the winter. The campground is at 2,100 ft (640 m) elevation. In summer, fire restrictions are often in effect in this campground due to high temperatures and dry conditions.
This campground has 42 sites and is open year-round to tents, RVs, and trailers. The fee per night is $22. In 2019, reservations are available for all sites from May 1 to September 25. Some sites can be reserved year-round. Site #40 is suitable for wheelchairs.
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The campground is near the Kaweah River, 15 minutes east of the Foothills Visitor Center, and a 45-minute drive to the Giant Forest Museum. Groceries, restaurants, and gas are available in the nearby town of Three Rivers.
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.
Pets are permitted within the campground, but must be leashed at all times. Learn more about pet regulations.
Reservations:You may make reservations starting six months in advance of the date you would like to camp. Site reservations are available for this campground online at Recreation.gov or call toll free: 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777) from 10 a.m. - midnight EST March 1 through October 31, or 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. EST November 1 through February. The customer service number is 888-448-1474.
For information inquiries call: (559) 565-3341.
A map of the campground is shown below. Download the Potwisha campground map for a larger, printable image.
Last updated: April 8, 2019