Just because you're enjoying some good old Sequoia National Park camping doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to only sequoia trees. Make yourself at home amongst the aspen trees and conifers, or wander the nearby trails to enjoy rocky mountain views.

Choose from rivers, creeks, or lakes, all within hiking distance for some crisp, cold water. Cook up a fish on your fire ring and bundle up for the night. At over 7,000 feet, expect chilly evenings at Cold Springs. The campground has vault toilets and water via hand pump.

Campsite area
Tent sites
31 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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


There are amazing fishing opportunities here with a plethora of lakes, creeks and rivers in both Sequoia and King’s Canyon. Fly...Read more


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


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

Off-roading (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


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


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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Hipcamper Chris
Chris H.
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April 13th, 2019

The hike to Eagle Lake is steep. There were quite a few people on my trip who barely made it.

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole M.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2017

You drive 20 miles up a windy road and it takes an hour but it is 100% worth it! Do the day hike to mosquito lake and have lunch there. There is a big elevation gain on the way up the hike so take it slow if your not an avid hiker.

Hipcamper Desiree
Desiree C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 8th, 2016

After what seemed like hours on a narrow windy mountain road, 7/29 we arrived 10am on Friday and were left with no choice but campsite 5, no shade at all. On Saturday lots of sites opened up (strange) and we got to switch. The weather was perfect and we slept with tent top off looking at shooting stars. Some sites are very close together, great for a group, while others have a lot more privacy. The flies bite, so don't forget bug spray. The bathrooms were pretty clean except near site 28 where it seemed much more crowded in every site. The water tastes so refreshing there, no need to haul up your own water.

Cold Springs Nature Trail near campsite 6. Campfire stories near the ranger station. She just talked about how to react in a bear or mountain lion sighting, not so much story time.You can hear the fast running stream from every campsite. It's shallow and rocky.
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Sequoia National Park
United States
Phone Number
(559) 565-3341
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36.452° N, 118.612° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 31 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)