Sunset Campground is in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park, 3 miles (5 km) from the park entrance on Hwy 180. The campground is near Grant Grove Village in an open stand of evergreen trees at an elevation of 6,500 ft (1,980 m). The campground is 15 minutes 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 157 individual sites and two large group (15-30 people) sites. Reservations are recommended. In 2020, the campground opens May 20 at noon and closes September 9 at noon. Reservations are available for standard sites from summer to early fall, and for group sites from late spring to early fall. For any dates outside the reservation period, sites will be first-come, first served. The fees are $22 per night for individual sites and $40 per night for group sites. Camping is open to tents, RVs, and trailers.
The length of RV or trailer 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 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Amenities or Services
Sunset Campground has:
No showers are available in the Grant Grove area.
You are required to store food properly 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.
Standard and large-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 Sunset Campground map for a larger, printable image. (PDF)
Last updated: March 20, 2020