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Campgrounds of Sequoia & Kings Canyon

There are a large number of campgrounds all over and around Sequoia and Kings Canyon. A few are also in Sequoia National Forest in between the two national parks.

Atwell Mill Campground

  • Size & Cost: 21 sites, $12 per site
  • Open: June through October
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 19 miles from CA-198 in the Mineral King area
  • Amenities: Running water, vault toilets, grills and picnic tables, showers and stores nearby
  • Demand: Demand
  • Reviews: Moderate. This is one of two medium-sized campgrounds in the Mineral King area of the park.

Azalea Campground

  • Size & Cost: 110 sites, $18 per site
  • Open: All Year
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: On Kings Canyon Scenic Drive 3.5 miles from the Big Stump Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, showers and camp store nearby
  • Demand: Moderate. This is one of the many campgrounds along this road. Although any of them are subject to filling, there is normally space somewhere.

Buckeye Flat Campground

  • Size & Cost: 28 sites, $22 per site
  • Open: Late March through September
  • Reservations: May through September, Reserve Online
  • Location: On Generals Highway 6.1 miles from the Ash Mountain Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables
  • Demand: High. This campground is small and quite private, and tends to fill up throughout the summer. Reserve in advance.
Buckeye Flat Campground in Sequoia National Park in California

Cold Springs Campground

  • Size & Cost: 40 sites, $12 per site
  • Open: May through October
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: 23 miles from CA-198 in the Mineral King area
  • Amenities: Running water, vault toilets, grills and picnic tables, showers and stores nearby
  • Demand: Moderate. This is one of two medium-sized campgrounds in the Mineral King area of the park.

Crystal Springs Campground

  • Size & Cost: 36 sites, $18 per site
  • Open: May through September
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: On Kings Canyon Scenic Drive 3.5 miles from the Big Stump Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, showers and camp store nearby
  • Demand: Moderate. This is one of the many campgrounds along this road. Although any of them are subject to filling, there is normally space somewhere.

Dorst Creek Campground

  • Size & Cost: 218 sites, $22 per site
  • Open: June through September
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: On Generals Highway 29.4 miles from the Ash Mountain Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, dump station
  • Demand: High. This is the quieter of the two large campgrounds in the Giant Forest area. It is often full in the summer season, and reservations are suggested.

Lodgepole Campground

  • Size & Cost: 214 sites, $22 per site
  • Open: May through October
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: On Generals Highway 21.0 miles from the Ash Mountain Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, dump station, showers and camp store nearby
  • Demand: Very high. This is the more popular of the two large campgrounds in the Giant Forest area. It is nearly always full in the summer season. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Moraine Campground

  • Size & Cost: 121 sites, $18 per site
  • Open: May through September
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: On Kings Canyon Scenic Drive 33.2 miles from the Big Stump Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, showers and camp store nearby
  • Demand: Moderate. This is one of the many campgrounds along this road. Although any of them are subject to filling, there is normally space somewhere.

Potwisha Campground

  • Size & Cost: 42 sites, $22 per site
  • Open: All Year
  • Reservations: May through September, Reserve Online
  • Location: On Generals Highway 3.7 miles from the Ash Mountain Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables
  • Demand: Moderate. This campground is in the foothills and is much warmer than the other campgrounds, and is sometimes full during peak visitation.

Sentinel Campground

  • Size & Cost: 82 sites, $22 per site
  • Open: Season
  • Reservations: May through September, Reserve Online
  • Location: On Kings Canyon Scenic Drive 32.5 miles from the Big Stump Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, showers and camp store nearby
  • Demand: Moderate. This is one of the many campgrounds along this road. Although any of them are subject to filling, there is normally space somewhere.

Sheep Creek Campground

  • Size & Cost: 111 sites, $18 per site
  • Open: May through September
  • Reservations: No, first come, first served
  • Location: On Kings Canyon Scenic Drive 31.9 miles from the Big Stump Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, showers and camp store nearby
  • Demand: Moderate. This is one of the many campgrounds along this road. Although any of them are subject to filling, there is normally space somewhere.

Stony Creek Campground

  • Size & Cost: 49 sites, $29 per site
  • Open: May through September
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: On Generals Highway 33.8 miles from the Ash Mountain Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables
  • Demand: High. This campground is in Sequoia National Forest between the two national parks. It often fills in the summer, and reservations are suggested.

Sunset Campground

  • Size & Cost: 157 sites, $22 per site
  • Open: May through September
  • Reservations: Reserve Online
  • Location: On Kings Canyon Scenic Drive 3.1 miles from the Big Stump Entrance
  • Amenities: Running water, flush toilets, grills and picnic tables, showers and camp store nearby
  • Demand: Moderate. This is one of the many campgrounds along this road. Although any of them are subject to filling, there is normally space somewhere.

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