Sequoia & Kings Canyon Camping
Sequoia & Kings Canyon Camping Facilities
Camping in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks is a natural way to connect with this Sierra paradise. There's a reward in roughing it. And with all the camp services and amenities on hand, well, it's not even that rough!
The National Park Service operates all campgrounds in Sequoia & Kings Canyon. Advance reservations are available for Lodgepole and Dorst campgrounds; all others are first-come, first-served. Regardless of which Sequoia & Kings Canyon campground you choose, it will be provisioned with picnic tables, fire grills, and bear-proof storage boxes.
Most campgrounds here will have markets, showers*, laundry facilities*, restaurants, and gift shops just a short drive away (and great national park lodging if the ground is keeping you up at night).
*Lodgepole laundry facilities and showers are currently unavailable. Grant Grove does not have showers or laundry facilities for campers.
Note - Markets and facilities in the Cedar Grove area open later and close earlier than the campgrounds do.
Please Note: Kings Canyon and Sequoia camping sites do not offer RV hookups.
For complete camping information, please visit the National Park Service's website or call 559-565-3341.
Camping in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
There are 14 campgrounds in the parks. Most are first-come, first-served with a maximum of six people allowed per site. Potwisha, Buckeye Flat, Lodgepole, Dorst Creek, and certain group campsites are open to reservations and can accommodate from 7-50 people.
Campsite Amenities: Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring with grill and a metal food storage box. There are no hookups in the parks. Dump stations are located at Potwisha, Lodgepole, and Dorst Creek campgrounds. There is also a dump station located in Princess Campground in the Sequoia National Forest on Hwy 180 near the Hume Lake junction.
Below is a list of the campgrounds available in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park area. Learn more about current park and road conditions by visiting the sites listed below. Please call 559-565-3341 before you plan to visit for current road conditions.
- Buckeye Flat
- South Fork
Mineral King Area
- Atwell Mill
- Cold Springs
Giant Forest / Lodgepole Area
No winter camping in the area. Use Azalea Campground in Kings Canyon National Park for winter camping, or Potwisha Campground in the Foothills of Sequoia National Park.
- Dorst Creek
Grant Grove Area
- Crystal Springs
Cedar Grove Area
- Sheep Creek
- Canyon View
Campgrounds in Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument
The National Forest Service maintains 10 campsites that border Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Please visit their website, below, for information on reservations and regulations. A free campfire permit for forest service campgrounds may be obtained at the Hume Lake District Office or the Kings Canyon Visitor Center (Grant Grove).