Sheep Creek Campground in Cedar Grove is nestled in the stunning Kings Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the United States. With the sound of the Kings River, and glowing mountainsides just beyond the trees, Sheep Creek Campground is a wonderful place for families to spend time in the great outdoors.
Each site in Sheep Creek Campground provides a fire ring, picnic table and large bear-proof food storage box. The roads through Sheep Creek Campground are paved, making it easier for both RVs and smaller cars to access the campground. There are five comfort stations throughout the campground, all with flush toilets, a large sink for dish-washing, and drinking water. The Cedar Grove Visitor Center is located .25 miles from Sheep Creek Campground, and Cedar Grove Village is nearby and offers a convenience store, gift shop, snack bar, hotel, showers and laundry.
Overflow parking in Cedar Grove campgrounds is extremely limited. You may have to park outside the campground and walk if your car does not fit onto the parking pad at your campsite.
There is limited cellular reception in the parks. Before arriving to the campground be prepared with a screen-shot or print out of your reservation confirmation email.
Water supplies are critically low this year. Your Help is essential: Limit water use. If water runs out facilities may close. Please conserve water here, at home, and as you travel. Turn off dripping faucets. Report any leaks you notice to park staff. Remember: Drought increases fire danger!
Effective at 12:00 p.m. on July 1, 2021, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are enacting a parks-wide campfire and smoking ban. This includes all campgrounds, picnic and day-use areas, and wilderness locations inside the parks. There are no exceptions to this change.
The increased fire restrictions can be summed up to be:
Campground Rules and Regulations: It is your responsibility to abide by all posted campground rules and regulations.
Failure to comply with these items may result in a fine.
Food Storage - This is American Black Bear habitat: all food, scented items, coolers, equipment used to prepare food and garbage (recycling also) 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. Do not hang garbage from your tree or leave out DAY OR NIGHT.
Parking - Vehicles must be parked with all four wheels on pavement. Extra vehicles must be parked in overflow parking lots.
Quiet Hours - Quiet hours are from 10 PM through 6 AM daily. Music, talking, and generators should not be audible beyond your immediate campsite anytime of day. Generator use hours at this Campground are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Water - Do not dump waste water on the ground or at the water spigots. All waste water muste be disposed at the restroom dish sinks or at a campground RV dumpstation. This applies to shower tents as well. Shower water must be collected and disposed of as stated above. Used water must not be allowed to run onto the ground.
Dishes - Do not wash dishes or brush teeth at water spigots near your campsite. Restrooms have wash sinks on outside of each building for dish washing and personal use.
Trash/Recycling - Please keep your campsite clean. Place all litter in campground garbage cans. Do NOT leave cigarette butts or bottle caps on ground. Glass, aluminum, and food are prohibited in fire pits.
Fires - Campfires are only permitted in fire rings. Logs and wood must fit completely within the fire ring. DO NOT leave fire unattended. Be certain to extinguish fire completely with water before leaving site or going to bed at night and be sure it is cold to the touch. Dead wood on the ground may be collected for use as fuel for campfires within the parks. Do not cut or break trees.
Tents - Pitch tents on tent pads or within campsite boundaries only.
Occupancy - There is a maximum of 6 people per campsite. If you exceed this number, purchase another site (if available) and relocate some of your group and equipment to the other campsite. Reservations can be made in advace for group campgrounds that will accomodate your group size.
Check Out - Campsites need to be vacated (people, equipment, and vehicles) by 12:00 pm noon.
Day Use - Campgrounds are for overnight visitors only. Please use designated day-use areas for parking, picnics, and river access.
Pets - Pets must be kept on a leash six feet long or less at all times. Pets may not be tied to an object or left unattended. Dogs, cats and other pets on leash, crated, or otherwise under physical restraint are permitted in the parks only within 100 feet of the edge of established roads or parking areas open to public, and are permitted within established campgrounds and picnic areas. Dogs, cats, and other pets are prohibited in the backcountry and on established trails.
Preserve Natural Resources - Injuring plants by cutting, breaking, or attaching nails or other hardware is prohibited.
Propane Tanks - We are unable to recycle your used propane tanks. They CAN NOT be left at the park. You must take them home and dispose of them properly.
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 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.
Dangerous Rivers! Most park deaths result from drowning in rivers. Many drowning victims were playing near rivers and unexpectedly fell in. Rivers present a far greater danger than lakes or pools. Surfaces may look calm, but strong currents often run below. Be cautious walking near rivers as rocks can be smooth and slippery or shift unexpectedly. Getting out of a cold, swift river is often impossible.
Falling Objects. Branches and entire trees may fall at any time. A pinecone falling from a great height can be dangerous. Rocks may tumble from above you. Watch for potential hazards while you are out exploring the parks. Trees and branches have been falling frequently, possibly due to the drought and beetle damage. Branches may fall whether they appear dead, even when there is no wind, so avoidance is the safest response. Don't linger under dead, cracked, or broken
Face masks are required on NPS-administered lands where physical distancing cannot be maintained and in all NPS buildings and facilities. Park operations vary based on local public health conditions. Before visiting, please check the park website to determine its operating status. Additional details are available at www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please recreate responsibly.
Tall granite mountainsides cradle the south fork of the Kings River, as streams and creeks feed the river with snowmelt from higher elevations. Abundant wildlife roam through the tall ponderosa pine and incense cedar trees, meadows and along riversides. Hikes into the backcountry out of Cedar Grove will give visitors an ever deeper understanding of the beauty and uniqueness of Kings Canyon National Park.
Hume Lake, Grizzly Falls, Mist Falls, Zumwalt Meadow, Roaring River Falls, Sequoia Groves and numerous hiking trails attract visitors to this area. Campfire stories, nature and wildlife presentations, and ranger-led hikes are also available during most of the season.
Cedar Grove provides a plethora of hiking trails, from the hiking newcomer to the avid backpacker, and everyone in between. Day hikers can hike to Mist Falls, Cedar Grove Overlook, around the peaceful Kanawyer Loop along the Kings River, through Zumwalt Meadow, and more. Visitors can also fish for trout in the Kings River, or take a scenic horseback ride through the canyon with the Cedar Grove Pack Station.
47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers CA 93271
For campground inquiries, please call: 559 565 3341
From Fresno, CA, follow California State Highway 180 East to Cedar Grove. Sheep Creek Campground is located on the left (north) side of the road .25 before Cedar Grove Visitor Center. Vehicles over 22 feet are not advised between Potwisha Campground and the Giant Forest Museum when entering through Sequoia National Park. Vehicles over 22 feet should use the Kings Canyon National Park Entrance.