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SUNSET CAMPGROUND GROUP CAMPSITES, CA

part ofSequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, National Park Service
Photo: SUNSET CAMPGROUND GROUP CAMPSITES
Status: Closed through Tue May 20 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Sunset campground is centrally located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California's rugged Sierra Nevada range. This group campground is at an elevation of 6,500 feet. A number of hiking trails begin within walking distance of the campground including the one mile trail to the General Grant Tree.

Natural Features:

Sunset campground is located in a mixed evergreen forest of sugar pines, incense cedar, fir and sequoia trees. Summer days can be warm and dry with cool nights.

Wildlife is abundant and includes black bear, mule deer, gray squirrel, golden-mantled ground squirrel, and a variety of resident birds, among many others.

The dynamic landscape of the park evolves from geologic processes working over millennia to sculpt granite, marble and other forms of rock. Here in the parks are canyons carved by rivers and glaciers, towering rugged peaks and miles of underground caverns. Found throughout the park are thousands of lakes and ponds and miles of rivers and streams.

Recreation:

There are numerous recreation opportunities in the immediate area. From your campsite, you can hike to a sequoia grove that includes the General Grant Tree, the Nation’s Christmas Tree and only living memorial to our military veterans. Hike to the beautiful Ella Falls, a 50 foot waterfall or to Panoramic Point for a breathtaking view of the high Sierras.

Facilities:

Group sites are for tents only and have paved parking areas. The two group sites include picnic tables, fire rings and bear boxes. Flush toilets and potable water are available at the campground. Each group site can accommodate 15-30 people. Group sites are located across the street from Grant Grove Village were you will find the Kings Canyon Visitors Center, a restaurant, gift store, Post Office and market. Nightly campfire programs are offered at the nearby amphitheater.

Nearby Attractions:

Sunset campground is within an hour’s drive of the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, home of the biggest tree in the world, the General Sherman, and the Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. Fishing is 30 minutes away at Hume Lake in Sequoia National Forest. The national forest also includes Converse Basin and the Chicago Stump, where you can learn the history of logging in the area.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Bucket & Shovel
  • Campfire Programs
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Emergency Services
  • Evening Programs
  • Flush Toilets
  • Food storage lockers
  • Grills
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM
  • Backpacking
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Camping Supplies
  • Cell phone service
  • Coin Showers
  • Dump Station
  • Emergency Phone
  • Firewood
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Food Services
  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Interpretive Walks
  • Hiking
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Lake Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lodging
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
Late spring and early fall can be chilly at night and snow is always possible.
This is American Black Bear habitat: all food, scented items, and garbage must be properly stored in provided bear-resistant food storage boxes, not in your vehicle, 24 hours/day. Food-storage box dimensions are 28" high x 33" deep x 47" wide.
Please don't travel with firewood; get it at or near your camping destination. Help protect these parks from invasive species, such as insects, fungi and other pests living in firewood that can spread beyond campgrounds threatening the health of the forest. Local markets sell firewood and gathering dead and down wood is allowed.
Cell phone service is unreliable throughout the parks

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.73778, -118.96472
36°44'16"N, 118°57'53"W

Kings Canyon National Park is easily accessible from Fresno, California. Take HWY 180 East from Fresno, and proceed 55 miles to Kings Canyon National Park. Three miles east of the Big Stump Entrance Station you will find Sunset campground on your left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SUNSET CAMPGROUND GROUP CAMPSITES
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 37050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers CA 93271

Phone Number:

Information: (559)565-3341
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