Description

Also located in Kings Canyon like nearby Sentinel Campground, this campground is on the middle fork of the Kings River. Located at 4,600 feet, these 111 campsites are first come, first serve, and located to the west of charming Sheep Creek. There are groceries, showers and laundry access at nearby Cedar Grove Village (a quarter mile away). As with almost every camping spot in Continue reading...
Also located in Kings Canyon like nearby Sentinel Campground, this campground is on the middle fork of the Kings River. Located at 4,600 feet, these 111 campsites are first come, first serve, and located to the west of charming Sheep Creek. There are groceries, showers and laundry access at nearby Cedar Grove Village (a quarter mile away). As with almost every camping spot in this park, you will want to bring or rent a bear locker so critters don’t get into your s’mores supplies before you do. As weather can affect whether a campground is open or not, always be sure to call 559-565-3341 before you go to double check.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
111
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

While biking is only allowed on designated roads (not usually trails), there are still many opportunities to explore the area o...Read more

Boating

While motorized crafts aren’t allowed, there are still many awesome ways to explore these lovely waterways. checkout our kayaki...Read more

Fishing

There’s a reason they call it “fishing,” not catching, but while you may not catch the whopper you’ve always wanted in these wa...Read more

Hiking

On foot is a great way to see this park, which offers many rewards in the form of gorgeous vistas and hidden scenery to those w...Read more

Horseback riding

If mornings on horseback through devastatingly beautiful countryside is how you like your national parks served up, you are in ...Read more

Paddling

Kings canyon also has a wealth of beautiful rivers that flow through the park, but kayakers and canoers should use extreme caut...Read more

Climbing

The good news? there are some absolutely incredible rock formations at this park. the even better news? a ton of them are ava...Read more

Snow sports

Towering pines rise up from fresh powder, their evergreen branches crisp and startling against the stark white glare. open mead...Read more

Whitewater paddling

If your ideal style of kaying is a little more fast paced, check out some of the great white-water opportunities in and around ...Read more

Wildlife watching

With hundreds of acres of landscape that range in climate, elevation and habitat, you can bet that there are lots of critters ...Read more

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Hipcamper William Ray
William Ray L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 12th, 2016

Sheep's Creek is THE spot to camp in King's Canyon. One can fall asleep to the sound of rushing water from anywhere in the campgrounds, though there are plenty of spots to grab right along the river (caution is advised when camping near any river). The spaces are some of the largest I've seen anywhere in the country, especially the sites along the outer edge. This gives a feeling of seclusion even when the next site over is occupied. The trees are numerous, providing plenty of shade in the afternoon, and many hammock hanging opportunities.
I suggest higher grounds (Sequoia) in the summer, as the heat and bugs can be intense here.

Plenty of hammock space at Sheep's Creek.
Hipcamper Katrina
Katrina Y.
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June 6th, 2017

During the summer, you usually aren't allowed to build fires here.

Hipcamper Cris
Cris C.
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November 14th, 2017

There's a a few first come first serve group sites if all else is booked up!

Hipcamper Katy
Katy B.
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July 22nd, 2018

BEAUTIFUL campground. The location is stunning, right on the King's River. Some sites are smaller/closer together but overall most of the sites here are large to VERY large, giving campers peace and a feeling of seclusion. And compared to alot of campgrounds in these parks (ahem Dorst Creek) even the smaller sites offer more space than many campgrounds.

My new favorite camping spot :) :)

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Park
Kings Canyon National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(559) 565-3341
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.793° N, 118.68° W
$18/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 111 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)