This campground has a lovely spot in the canyon along the South Fork of the Kings River, meaning you are just steps from one of the loveliest vistas in the park. This campground has a little bit of a wonky schedule: One loop is open April 24 through October 15 for early season, all loops are open May 21-28 for Memorial Day holiday, and all the loops are open from July 2 to September 2 for peak season. Also first come, first serve, this campground has 82 spots that have easy access to several trails, including one to Sheep Creek campground, Canyon View Trail, and one to Don Cecil (a scenic path that leads you out of the canyon and through the surrounding forests, click here ). There are ranger programs from July to mid-September, and horseback riding nearby as well. 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 secret stash of cookies 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
Tent sites
82 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No showers


Offered near the campground.


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


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


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


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


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


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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Watch for bears!

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Great campsite, close to 2 National Parks.

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Kings Canyon National Park
United States
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(559) 565-3341
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36.791° N, 118.673° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 82 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)