Home to the world-famous Giant Sequoias and Redwoods, this huge wooded park has miles of hiking and biking trails to enjoy. After a long day's adventure, cool off at picturesque Hume Lake. Read more...
Home to the world-famous Giant Sequoias and Redwoods, this huge wooded park has miles of hiking and biking trails to enjoy. After a long day's adventure, cool off at picturesque Hume Lake. If you're still keen on seeing even more barked behemoths, head on over to the trails at nearby Grant Grove and Cedar Grove
There are seven campgrounds to choose from in the park that the General Grant Tree, the world's second largest tree by volume, calls home. Seasoned campers know the first-come, first-served only sites at Sheep Creek, Cold Springs, and Atwell Mill are popular around summer time. Sunset, Potwisha, Buckeye Flat, Lodgepole, Dorst Creek Campgrounds are also crowd favorites, no matter the season. These, however, can be reserved up to six months in advance for individual sites. If you’re booking a larger group or RV campsite, you can do that a full year in advance. The wetter Bay Area winter months bring weekend waterfall chasers to the campsites around Peppermint, South Creek, and Tokopah Falls. Most of the campgrounds in the park are open year round, but bad weather and wildfire warnings can cause temporary closures.
A few things to keep in mind before heading out the door: If you're an avid angler, you’ll want to cast your lines at both King River and Kaweah River. Also, only use firewood that’s locally-scoured, which you can pick up on your way into the park. RVs and other vehicles over 22 feet long aren't allowed through Hospital Rock and Giant Forest during road construction. Alternative routes exist at the north entrance to Kings Canyon National Park, off of Highway 198 and 180. Black bears are found within the park, so remember to contain your trash before calling it a night.