All SEKI NPS campgrounds are delayed in opening

The Sequoia and Kings Canyon Park Service has announced delayed openings for local campgrounds and services.

Updated on April 24, 2019, here is the information from the Park Service, and visit their page for updates at https://www.nps.gov/seki/campground-opening-schedule.htm

In 2019, several campgrounds throughout these parks will open late due to deep snowpack and hazard trees. Years of drought have left thousands of dead trees, which may suddenly fall into campsites or buildings. As snow melts, park crews are working diligently to clear these hazard trees. Please be aware that these new opening dates may change. Visitor and staff safety remain our top priorities. Check this page before your trip for updates.

If you have made a reservation on Recreation.gov for a campsite impacted by this delay, you will receive a message at least two weeks in advance of your reservation date.

After hazard tree work is done, campgrounds may appear messy with cut wood. Wood that is dead and has been cut down may be used for campfires, unless fire restrictions are in place.

Foothills Campgrounds

Potwisha Campground

  • Open year-round
  • Reservations available from May 1 to September 25

Buckeye Flat Campground

  • Open March 20 – September 25 at noon

South Fork Campground

  • Open year-round

Lodgepole Area Campgrounds

Lodgepole Campground

  • Log Bridge sites 151 – 214: Open May 22 – October 16 at noon. Reservations available.
  • D Loop sites 61 – 68: Open May 22 – December 4 at noon. Reservations available.
  • A, B, and C Loop sites 01 – 60: Open June 12 – October 16 at noon. Reservations available.
  • Upper Loop sites 69 – 144: Open June 12 – September 25 at noon. Reservations available.

Dorst Creek Campground

  • Open June 19 – September 25 at noon. Reservations available.

Grant Grove Campgrounds

Azalea Campground

  • Azalea Campground will reopen June 19, then be open year-round for first-come, first-served camping.

Crystal Springs Campground

  • Standard tent sites open May 3 – September 25 at noon. Sites are available on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Mid-size group sites (A-N) open May 3- September 4 at noon. Reservations are available.
  • In spring to early summer, be prepared for cool temperatures and snowy campsites.

Sunset Campground

  • Open July 3 – September 4 at noon. Reservations available.

Cedar Grove Campgrounds

Sentinel Campground

  • Open May 22 – November 18 at noon. Reservations available

Sheep Creek Campground

  • Open May 29 – October 16 at noon. Sites are first-come, first-served.

Canyon View Campground

  • Mid-size group sites (G1-12): Open May 22 – September 4 at noon. Reservations available.
  • Large group sites: Open May 22 – September 25 at noon. Reservations available.

Moraine Campground

  • Open dates to be determined.

Mineral King Campgrounds

Atwell Mill Campground

  • Open June 26 – October 30 at noon. Sites are first-come, first-served.

Cold Springs Campground

  • Open June 26 – October 30 at noon. Sites are first-come, first served.

More information about camping, including reservations and group camping, is available online.

Last updated: April 24, 2019

Credit

https://www.nps.gov/seki/campground-opening-schedule.htm

Photo Credit

Brian Petersen at Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, 2018

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