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Fire Restriction: Stage 2 Fire Restrictions will be effective at 8:00 a.m. on May 20, 2015 in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. This means that wood or charcoal fire will be prohibited in Buckeye Flat, Potwisha and South Fork Campgrounds in Sequoia National Park, as well as Ash Mountain and Hospital Rock Picnic Areas. This also includes Wilderness areas below 6,000 feet. Smoking is also prohibited below 6,000 feet, except within an enclosed vehicle, a building in which smoking is allowed, a campground or picnic area where wood and charcoal fires are allowed, or a designated smoking area. Gas, propane, alcohol (with and without a shutoff valve) and tablet/cube stoves are still permitted in all areas. For further information please visit the park website http://www.nps.gov/seki or contact the park at (559)565-3195.

Please conserve water! It's the best way to help ensure that we all have water when needed for safety and health, and to keep park facilities open to all.

Practice and teach your children these key conservation measures:
  • Limit water use
  • Bring water in large storage containers
  • Fill RV and trailer fresh-water tanks before arrival
  • Turn off and report any dripping faucets
Thank you for saving this critical resource!


part ofSequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, National Park Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 27 2015   Season Dates


Buckeye Flat Campground is located in Sequoia National Park, in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. The campground sits at an elevation of 2,800 feet, perched above the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River and shaded by a stand of large Live Oaks. For more information and trip planning please see our website at www.nps.gov/seki

Natural Features:

The Foothills consist of the lower elevations of Sequoia National Park, where the grassy valley floor gives way to granite peaks. Oaks, chaparral and river canyons are plentiful here in an area with more biological diversity than the conifer forests and High Sierra combined. Winters are relatively snow-free and mild; summer is characterized by hot and dry weather. Wildlife is frequently seen in the area, including the American Black Bear, mule deer and bobcats, as well as numerous bird species.


Whether you are visiting the spectacular sequoia trees in the Giant Forest or backpacking into the wilderness of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Buckeye Campground offers a convenient starting point. Located just six miles from the Ash Mountain Entrance Station, the campground is within a 30-minute drive to countless miles of trails and natural wonders.


Buckeye Flat Campground offers 27 reservable campsites accommodating tents only. Picnic tables, fire rings and food storage lockers are provided at each site. Flush toilets and drinking water are available within the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Buckeye Flat Campground is located within a 30-minute drive from the Giant Forest, home to the largest trees on Earth. Moro Rock, Crescent Meadow and the Congress Trail are also located in the Giant Forest area, as well as numerous other opportunities for exploration in Sequoia National Park.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food Storage
  • Hiking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Recycling
  • River Access
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Utility Sinks
  • Water Access
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Backpacking
  • Cafe
  • Campfire Programs
  • Camping Supplies
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Day Use Area
  • Emergency Services
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Food Services
  • Fuel Available
  • Host
  • Ice
  • Lodging
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking
  • Scenic Drive
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Be prepared at any time of year for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. Summers in the Foothills are generally hot and dry; winters are mild and generally snow-free.
  • This is home of the American Black Bear and all food, scented items and garbage must be properly stored in provided metal storage boxes.
  • Motorhomes and trailers are prohibited on the road to Buckeye Flat and in the campground.
  • Federal Highways Advisory: It is strongly recommended that vehicles over the length of 22 feet access Lodgepole Campground, Dorst Creek Campground, and the Giant Forest from the Highway 180 entrance into Kings Canyon National Park. The portion of the Generals Highway accessed from Highway 198 and the southern entrance is narrow and steep and is not advised for vehicles over the length of 22 feet.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    36.52106, -118.7626
    36°31'16"N, 118°45'45"W

    Buckeye Flat Campground is easily accessed from Visalia, California and Highway 99. Follow Highway 198 East from Visalia for 36 miles, until you reach the Ash Mountain Entrance Station. The campground is located 6 miles beyond the entrance station, across from Hospital Rock. Please visit our website for more specific driving directions, as well as area maps.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    47050 Generals Highway
    Three Rivers  CA  93271

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)565-3341
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