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Campgrounds in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks allow you to fully experience the natural wonders of the region.

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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.

Current Park Conditions

Current Road Conditions

Foothills Area

  • Potwisha
  • 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.

  • Lodgepole
  • Dorst Creek

Grant Grove Area

  • Azalea
  • Crystal Springs
  • Sunset

Cedar Grove Area

  • Sentinel
  • Sheep Creek
  • Canyon View
  • Moraine

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).

Learn More

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Nearby Campgrounds

Sequoia National Park Campgrounds

Grant Grove – Kings Canyon National Park

Foothills – Sequoia National Park

Mineral King – Sequoia National Park

Lodgepole Campground

Lodgepole Campground is the main camping destination in the heart of Sequoia National Park. From Lodgepole, visitors can take the free shuttle to sites such as Moro Rock and the Sherman Tree. They can drive to Crystal Cave or over to Grant Grove. Campsites are close to the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River.

Of the 214 campsites at Lodgepole Campground, many are designated as walk-in, tent-only sites. These sites are scattered throughout the campground. Limited sites will accommodate trailers or RVs over 30 feet. Some roads in the parks cannot accommodate vehicles longer than 22 or 24 feet.

Lodgepole Campground Basics
Lodgepole Campground Location: Lodgepole Village, Sequoia National Park
Elevation: 6,500 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: From Visalia – 52 miles, 1:20
Number of Sites: Summer – 214

Fall and spring – 16 walk-in tent sites and limited RV sites
Open – Closed: late March – third week of October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground and Park Information: (559) 565-3341 or (559)565-4487

Lodgepole Campground Campsite Designations
47 Tent-only, Walk-in Sites: #38-45, 52-55, 69, 71, 74-77, 79, 82-84, 86- 88, 90, 97-100, 102-104, 108, 111, 122, 125-128, 130, 134, 140, 169-174
10 RV Sites: #12, 15, 50, 51, 56, 58, 60, 152, 196, 197
Standard Sites for RV, trailer, or tent: 87 other sites throughout the campground
Campground Layout: Loops A (sites #1-22)

Loop B (sites #23-35)

Loop C (sites #36-60)

Loop D (sites #61-68)

Sites #69-95

Upper Lodgepole (sites #96-144)

Log bridge (sites #151-214)

Reservations at Lodgepole Campground
Reservations recommended: May 20 – September, other times first come, first served
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 3 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Camping Limit: 14 nights from June 14 to September days total per year
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated, but most sites are level
Favorite Campsites: #40, 52, 54, 64, 101, 105, 107, 134, 146, 166, 183, 189, 202
Fees: $22 per night
Reservations: Lodgepole Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: Without Reservations – Check-in anytime, out at Noon

With Reservations – Noon, Noon

Lodgepole Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers and laundry: ¼-mile at Lodgepole Market
Dump and water station: Yes (closed October to mid-May)
Campground map: Lodgepole Campground Map
Nearby facilities: Nature Center, Lodgepole Village with visitor center, grocery and gift shop, deli, snack bar, post office, showers, laundry, wilderness permits
Attractions near Lodgepole Campground: Join summer Ranger programs. Hike up the trail to Tokopah Falls. Stand before the General Sherman Tree. Take the trail up to the top of Moro Rock. Tour the wonders of Crystal Cave (purchase tickets in Lodgepole Visitor Center, not sold at cave entrance). Near Crescent Meadow drive through Tunnel Log. Then walk out to Tharp’s Cabin.

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Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Attractions and Activities

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park visitors enjoy all the scenic destinations from Giant Sequoias to roaring waterfalls. Those staying at Lodgepole Campground are are at the heart of Sequoia National Park.

  • Hop on the free shuttle to key sites in Sequoia’s Lodgepole and Giant Forest areas.
  • In Sequoia, visit Crystal Cave, climb to the top of Moro Rock for great vistas, stand before soaring Sherman Tree, and tour the Giant Forest Museum.
  • Join in Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Wuksachi Lodge, and John Muir Lodge.
  • Try your hand at fishing along the Kings River in Cedar Grove or hike to Mist Falls.
  • Take a scenic driving tour of some of the spectacular vistas in the parks.
  • Drive down to Hume Lake for fishing and swimming.
  • Children can participate in the Junior Ranger Program.
  • Enjoy the annual Dark Sky Festival, August 23-24, 2019. Enjoy telescope viewings, solar observations, activities, and tours.

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3 Stoney Creek Campground

Stoney Creek Campground

Stony Creek Campground is located just beyond the southern edge of Kings Canyon National Park and is a Forest Service campground, but it is convenient for visiting Kings Canyon or Sequoia National Park. The drive time to Grant Grove Village in Kings Canyon to the north, and to Lodgepole Village to the south, is about 25 minutes from Stony Creek Campground. The main campground here has 50 reservable sites and is set in a heavily forested area with hills and large boulders at the back of some sites. A river runs alongside the campground. Sites are heavily shaded and generally small but well-spaced. Most are best suited to tents or small RVs. Facilities include flush toilets and showers, as well as picnic tables, food storage lockers, and fire pits at each site.

Across the road is the Stoney Creek Day Use Area and Upper Stony Creek Campground, an 18-site campground with large, open campsites. The sites here are actually nicer than the main campground, but facilities are limited to pit toilets. Reservations can be made through the Forest Service.

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Key Lodgepole Campground Regulations

  1. To prevent bear problems, store food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles. Use of the lockers is required.
  2. Generators may only be operated from 8 AM to 11 AM and 5 PM to 8 PM. No generators are allowed in sites #36–144.
  3. Dogs (except service dogs) are not permitted on any park trails or on the summer shuttle.

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4 Buckeye Flat Campground

Buckeye Flat Campground

Buckeye Flat is located in the south section of Sequoia National Park, near Hospital Rock, and at least a 30-minute drive from the major attractions in the park, like Moro Rock or General Sherman Tree.

Set above a scenic section of the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River, this quiet campground offers 28 private, shady, tent-only sites, dominated by large and sprawling deciduous trees. Sites don’t have clear river views, but you can hear the rushing water below. Each site has plenty of space to spread out, and many are surrounded by large rocks and low-level vegetation.

The elevation here is only 2,800 feet, much lower than most of the other campgrounds in the park. As a result, the summer temperatures here are hot, but spring and fall are very pleasant. Buckeye Flat Campground is open from late March or early April to September, and sites can be reserved. Access to the campground is along a narrow, two-way road that hugs the mountainside.

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5 Potwisha Campground

Potwisha Campground

Potwisha Campground has a completely different setting and feel than all other campgrounds in the park. Set in the Sierra Foothills, in the south section of the park, not far from the Foothills Visitor Center, this campground is very open, grassy, and dotted with oak trees. The Middle Fork of the Kaweah River runs along the side of the campground, and between the trees are views to the distant mountains. At an elevation of 2,100 feet, this is the lowest campground in the park and also the hottest. Like Buckeye Flat, this campground is more than 30 minutes from the main attractions in the park.

Potwisha Campground is open year-round and can accommodate tents and RVs. Most of the 42 sites are large, some are pull-through, and, although they don’t offer much privacy, they are generally all well-spaced. All sites can be reserved between May and September, and some sites can also be reserved year-round. Facilities include flush toilets only.

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6 Big Meadows Campground

Big Meadows Campground

North of Sequoia National Park, in Sequoia National Forest, Big Meadows Campground is another camping alternative if you are unable to secure a campsite in the park. Although this campground is closer to Kings Canyon National Park than Sequoia, it is still a good option if you are visiting either park from June to September, when it’s open.

Big Meadows is located at an elevation of 7,600 feet and is five miles off General’s Highway. This campground has 40 sites and accepts reservations up to six months in advance, and as close as three days prior to your visit. Each site has a picnic table, fire pit, and food storage locker. No potable water is available, and the only facilities are vault toilets.

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Camping Details

Food-storage lockers are located at each campsite in the park and use of these is mandatory. Bears are a problem in the park, and these lockers prevent problems. Campers who don’t store food properly can face large fines.

Reservations for campgrounds within the park can be made through the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks website.

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