U.S. Forest Service Campgrounds

 

These campgrounds are not managed by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) maintains campgrounds in the Hume Lake District that borders Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. All USFS campgrounds are open seasonally, and opening dates may vary depending on snowmelt and weather conditions. Please visit the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument website for more information about all campgrounds in the area, including opening and closing dates, cost, and reservations.

Campfire Permit Required

A free campfire permit, required for any fire on Forest Service lands, may be obtained at the USFS Hume Lake District Office, Kings Canyon Visitor Center (Grant Grove), or downloaded from the USFS website. Fire Restrictions for campfires, barbecues, and cook stoves may be in place at these campgrounds.

Hume Lake Area Campgrounds

Princess Campground: This campground is within a sequoia grove and near a large meadow. It's at 5900 feet (1800 m), and has vault toilets and potable water. A dump station here serves all of the campgrounds in the area. Reservations are recommended.

Hume Lake Campground: This campground offers easy access to fishing and water recreation at Hume Lake. A village nearby offers a market, gas station, restaurant, and other services. The campground has flush toilets, and water is available. Reservations are recommended.

Tenmile Campground: This small, primitive campground is a ten-minute drive from Hume Lake. There are vault toilets, and no water is available.

Landslide Campground: This small, primitive campground has 9 sites, including 6 sites designated for tents only. The maximum RV length is 16 feet. There are vault toilets or water.

Convict Flat Campground: Unlike other campgrounds in the area, this campground is in the Kings Canyon and is not forested. Its five sites are suitable for small or midsize trailers. Fire restrictions may be in effect here during dry weather. There are vault toilets, and no water is available.

Big Meadows and Stony Creek Areas

These campgrounds are along or near the Generals Highway south of the Highway 180 junction.

Stony Creek Campground: This forested campground at 6,400 feet (1950 m) in elevation is near a market, gas station, restaurant, and other services at Stony Creek Resort. It has 49 sites, toilets and potable water. Reservations are recommended.

Upper Stony Creek Campground: This campground is just across the highway from Stony Creek Campground (above) and is also close to the services at Stony Creek Resort. It has 23 sites for RVs or single vehicles. Trails for mountain biking begin near the campground. There are vault toilets, and potable water is available.

Horse Camp Campground: This small campground can be reached along Big Meadows Road. Geared to horse riders, it offers horse corrals near the 5 campsites. It's open from June - October, depending on snowmelt. There are vault toilets, and no water is available.

Buck Rock Campground: This small campground has five sites near Big Meadows Creek at 7,600 feet (2300 m) in elevation. It is free to camp here. There is a maximum RV length of 16 feet (5 m). There are vault toilets, and no water is available.

Big Meadows Campground: This campground is on Big Meadows Road, south of Grant Grove near the Generals Highway. It closes with snowfall and opens with snow melt. There are vault toilets, and no water is available. No reservations are necessary.

Sequoia National Forest also offers group camping and cabin rentals. Group camping is available at the following locations:
Aspen Hollow: Limited to a maximum group size of 100 people, and a combination of 25 automobiles or 10 RV'S.

Logger Flat: Limited to a maximum of 50 people, and a combination of 20 automobiles or 10 RV'S.

Fir: Limited to a maximum group size of 100 people and 31 vehicles.

Cove: Limited to a maximum group size of 50 people, and a combination of 20 automobiles or 10 RV'S.

For more information on group camping and cabin rental, please call 559-338-2251 for the most up-to-date Sequoia National Forest information.

 

Last updated: September 15, 2021

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