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ATTENTION: Due to very high fire danger, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are instituting additional fire restrictions inside the parks. Beginning Monday, July 28, 2014:

  • No wood or barbecue fires are permitted at Potwisha, Buckeye Flat, or South Fork campgrounds.
  • No wood or barbecue fires are permitted at Ash Mountain and Hospital Rock picnic areas.
  • No wood or barbecue fires are permitted below 6,000 feet in the parks wilderness or back-country areas. Year-round, site-specific wilderness fire restrictions also apply.
  • No smoking below 6,000 feet is permitted, except within a campground or picnic area where wood and charcoal fires are allowed, an enclosed vehicle, a designated smoking area, or a building which allows smoking.

  • Gas, propane, alcohol, and tablet/cube stoves are allowed at all park campgrounds and picnic areas and throughout all elevation zones in the wilderness. Wood or barbecue fires are allowed at park campgrounds in the Cedar Grove, Grant Grove, Dorst, Lodgepole, and Mineral King areas and in all picnic areas other than Ash Mountain and Hospital Rock.

    Fire restrictions reduce the probability of an accidental human-caused fire that could threaten visitors and employees during times of high fire danger.

    These National Park Service restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. If further restrictions are necessary due to changing conditions, the parks will make another public announcement. Be sure to check bulletin boards or the visitor centers for the most current regulations when you visit the parks.

    Visitors to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, by following these steps, can help ensure that their visit is safe, enjoyable, and helps to prevent unwanted fire.

    Would you like more information about fire? Go to www.nps.gov/seki and click on Fire in the Parks under Quicklinks.

    Construction Alert: Construction will be occurring on the Generals Highway starting on June 2nd between Eleven Range and Wolverton Junction. Delays can be expected to last up to one hour with scheduled traffic releases at the top of every hour between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The construction schedule is expected to change throughout the course of the summer; please obtain more information from the entrance stations and visitor centers upon arrival. Vehicles traveling to Lodgepole or Dorst Creek Campground from the southern entrance will have to travel through the construction zone.
    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.

    BUCKEYE FLAT CAMPGROUND, CA

    part ofSequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, National Park Service
    Photo: BUCKEYE FLAT CAMPGROUND
    Status: Open through Mon Sep 29 2014   Season Dates
     

    Overview

    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.

    Recreation:

    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.

    Facilities:

    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:

    BUCKEYE FLAT CAMPGROUND
    47050 Generals Highway
    Three Rivers  CA  93271

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)565-3341
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