Quiet Camping in the Foothills at Sequoia

campsites with picnic tables and bear boxes under trees

Leave the crowds behind and pitch your tent in the chaparral at South Fork Campground. Down a rough dirt road, this campground has only ten sites but is seldom full, especially mid-week or after summer. Listen for the South Fork of the Kaweah River flowing nearby and the rush of wind through the oaks and evergreens. From here, two trails lead to remote sequoia groves: follow the Lady Bug Trail along the river or climb the Garfield Grove Trail.

South Fork Campground is tent only and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To get to the campground, turn off of Highway 198 onto South Fork Drive in Three Rivers. The campground is open year-round, but plan for snow in the winter.
Pets are permitted within the campground, but must be leashed at all times.
During the summer months, when (non-potable) water is available at the campground, the campsite fee is $12 per night. Outside of these months, there is no fee.
Summer in the foothills is hot and dry. Non-potable water is available at South Fork Campground in the summer, but not during any other period. Plan for snow in the winter.

Last updated: June 6, 2018