Potwisha Campground gets hot in the summer! Lucky for you, it’s right by the banks of the Kaweah River’s Middle Fork, the perfect place to cool down on those hot, dry summer days, and is just a short drive from the Marble Falls.

Experience Sequoia National Park camping year round. Potwisha campground is located in the low Sierra Foothills, allowing the campground to stay open and relatively snow-free all winter long. Located a mere four miles from the Sequoia National Park entrance, Potwisha is one of the most accessible camping options in the area. No matter when you visit, you’ll hear the beckoning call of the Giant Forest. Got a sore neck from looking up at the world’s biggest trees all day? Head over to the nearby Giant Forest Museum to get all your most urgent tree questions answered.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
36 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
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 Kathryn
Kathryn S.
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October 21st, 2018

Wonderful campground, especially in February!

Hipcamper Jake
Jake O.
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August 31st, 2017

Beautiful campground. Very popular. Nice during hot times of the year because you're close to water. Easy access to the trails to see the General Sherman.

Hipcamper Giovanny
Giovanny B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 11th, 2017

Summer 17. We showed up in the middle of the day when it was 90+ I don't know if it was the drive there with out working AC that made the hot stay there seem nice or if it was the wonderful shade the trees provided for us, either way I wouldn't mind going back. BUT I would take a tent that actually allows the breeze in. (not all of the sites had shade. #10 had zero shade)

Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 21st, 2015

I went during the summer with only a tent and regretted it BIGTIME. Temperatures reached 105+ and the site was mostly rock which made it nearly impossible to put any stakes in. (no wonder everyone was in a camper)

The site is around 30-45 minutes to all of the great attractions. ALSO there is a river across the road of the campground which is really beautiful and cooled us off in the extreme heat.

Hipcamper Clara
Clara A.
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April 8th, 2015

I was a Sequoia newbie when my small dog and I arrived in the park after dark in the . We camped one night at Potwisha and found it super navigable/accessible. Dog friendly and no snow (whereas there was lots of snow further up in the park).

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Sequoia National Park
United States
Phone Number
(559) 565-3341
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36.517° N, 118.8° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 32 Sites
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