Description

Despite being one of the larger campgrounds in Kings Canyon (there are 157 individual sites and 2 group sites), the high elevation means nice temperatures in the summertime and the sites are nicely spaced. This campground is really an ideal car-camping spot, which is nice if you are planning to cover ground during your trip. Also located near Grant Grove, it makes a nice Continue reading...
Despite being one of the larger campgrounds in Kings Canyon (there are 157 individual sites and 2 group sites), the high elevation means nice temperatures in the summertime and the sites are nicely spaced. This campground is really an ideal car-camping spot, which is nice if you are planning to cover ground during your trip. Also located near Grant Grove, it makes a nice jumping-off spot to explore the park, no matter how you decide to travel. The campground is first-come, first-serve, but generally does have available spots, making it a nice choice for a last minute trip. 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 camping snacks 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
159
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
No picnic table
Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
OHV
Surfing
Swimming
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Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy
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March 1st, 2017

We showed up on a Friday morning in July without a reservation and had our pick of about 4 sites that were still open.

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Tracey
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May 30th, 2017

Be sure to secure all food and cooking supplies in the bear box.

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Mark
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July 3rd, 2017

The site lists this as a first come, first served camp ground, but that is not the case. The park service website takes reservations. Not sure if there is any point showing up on dates that the website shows as fully booked. Crystal Springs and Azalea are first come first served only, while Sentinel sets aside some sites for walk ins.

This is a great website for privately run campgrounds, but for public campgrounds, I would not make it my primary source of information.

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September 12th, 2017

Crowded

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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
36.738° N, 118.967° W
$18/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 157 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)
$40/night
Tent Only - Group: 2 Sites
(Up to 30 people per site)