Belknap Campground sits by a small stream and sequoia grove at 5,000 feet elevation in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The Tule River and Belknap Creek run through or near the campground.
Belknap offers about 13 tent camping sites that can accommodate up to 6 guests each. Vault toilets, campfire rings and picnic areas are all provided.
Campground closed due the Fall Sequoia Complex fire, please check back for further updates.
Fire restrictions are currently in effect that prohibit building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire or stove fire. Persons with a valid California Campfire permit may use portable stoves and lanterns with shut-off valves, using pressurized gas, liquid fuel or propane.
In accordance with standard industry practices, Sequoia Recreation will be assessing a additional vehicle fee per night on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forest's lower slopes.
The Forest comprises about 1.1 million acres, and elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls, such as Salmon Creek Falls near Fairview and Grizzly Falls on the Kings River.
Trails in the monument are open to hikers, horseback riders and bikers. The trails wind through giant sequoia groves, up mountains and alongside wild rivers.
A hiking trail also starts within the campground, leading into the sequoia grove, with fishing in Tule River along the way.
For campground inquiries, please call: 559-539-5230
From Springville, California, proceed east on State Highway 190 for approximately 15 miles. Turn east on Nelson Drive and continue about a mile to the campground.