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Travel down a rough dirt road into the foothills for some remote Sequoia National Park camping at South Fork Campground, named for its location at the South Fork of the Kaweah River. Two nearby trailheads lead to lots of hilly climbs through oak trees and evergreens, making South Fork the perfect place to get your hike on. You can set up your tent any time of year at South Fork

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Travel down a rough dirt road into the foothills for some remote Sequoia National Park camping at South Fork Campground, named for its location at the South Fork of the Kaweah River. Two nearby trailheads lead to lots of hilly climbs through oak trees and evergreens, making South Fork the perfect place to get your hike on. You can set up your tent any time of year at South Fork Campground, but at over 7,000 feet, expect lots of snow if you visit during the winter months. We should note that camping is free from late October to May, so maybe it’s worth enduring the cold. Choose from 10 primitive sites, all located right where the oak groves turn into evergreens.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
10
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.

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 are amazing fishing opportunities here with a plethora of lakes, creeks and rivers in both sequoia and king’s canyon. fly...Read more

Hiking

Lace up your hiking boots and be sure to spend enough time to see the wonders that sequoia offers-- there are dozens of trails ...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is found primarily in king’s canyon further up, but one trip goes to the general sherman tree and the surround...Read more

Paddling

Only extreme kayakers are recommended to try the trips in sequoia and king’s canyon, and they should still be cautious. it is h...Read more

OHV

Off-highway vehicles can glide on through this national park for a joyride, but should stay on the designated road! kern valley...Read more

Climbing

The alpine el capitan… aka the angel wings, an 1,800 foot granite wall with an amazing south face that offers crazy climbing. t...Read more

Snow sports

Skip that traditional snow trip to the same old spot you go to every winter and try sequoia instead… it’ll be your new vacation...Read more

Swimming

Paradise creek is rightly named for a reason: it’s a swimming paradise! calm pools and cascades surrounded by wildflowers... pe...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Rafting in sequoia/kings canyon promises an exciting and adrenaline-pumping adventure with the kaweah, kings and kern rivers av...Read more

Wildlife watching

Marmots, endangered bighorn sheep, pocket gophers and gopher snakes are only some of the 300 species of wildlife living here. w...Read more

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Park
Sequoia National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(559) 565-3341
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.328° N, 118.722° W
$12/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 10 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)