Sunset campground is centrally located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California's rugged Sierra Nevada range. This 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.
Group sites A & B are for tents only and have paved parking areas. No recreational vehicles allowed. The two group sites include 6 picnic tables, fire rings and 6 bear boxes. Flush toilets and potable water are available in the campground. Each group site can accommodate 15-30 people. Vehicles are not allowed to drive in to sites for unloading ice chests or supplies. Food lockers dimensions for all campsites are 47" long X 33" deep X 28" high. Group sites are located across the street from Grant Grove Village.
Campground Rules and Regulations: It is your responsibility to abide by all posted campground rules and regulations.
Failure to comply with these items my result in a fine:
Food Storage - Your are in an active bear area. When not in use, you must store all food, scented items, coolers, equipment used to prepare food and garbage (recycling also) inside provided bear-proof boxes.
Registration - Please submit registraition with in 30 minutes of arrival if in a self-registration campground. For campers with advanced reservations, please occupy your site upon arrival.
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 Sentinel Campground are 9 AM to 9 PM.
Water - Do not dump waste water on the ground or at the water spigots. All waste water muste be disposed at the restroom sinks, in toilets or at a campground RV dumpstation. This applies to shower tents. Waste water must be collected and disposed of as stated above. Waste water must not be allowed to run onto the ground.
Trash - Please keep your campsite clean. Place all litter in campground garbade 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. DO NOT leave fire unattended. Be certain to extinguish fire completely with water before leaving site. Dead wood on the ground may be collected for use as fuel for campgires 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 camp site. If you exceed this number, purchase another site and relocate some of your group and equipment to other campsite. Reservations can be made in advaced for group campgrounds that will accomidate your group size.
Check Out - Campsites need to be vacated (people and equipment) by 12 noon.
Day Use - Campgrounds are for overnight visitors only. Pleas 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 park 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 recylce your used propane tanks. These CAN NOT be left at the park. You must take them home and dispose of them properly.
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. Do not hang garbage from your tree or leave out DAY OR NIGHT.
Fire Safety: If having a fire at your campsite, you must use the fire ring provided. Logs and wood must fit completely within the fire ring. When done with your fire, make sure it is fully extinguished before leaving the area or going to bed at night — drown the remaining coals and embers with water and be sure it is cold to the touch.
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 market sell firewood and the gathering of dead and downed 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.
Generator hrs. in Grant Grove are 9am-9pm. Quiet hrs. are 10pm-6am. Music and talking should not be audible beyond your immediate campsite. Please be courteous to your fellow campers.
Maximum of 6 people per site allowed.
1 Vehicle allowed per site. Vehicles must be parked with all four wheels on pavement. Overflow parking has limited space.
For groups of 15-30 people please check Sunset Grp site A or B for reservation.
For mid-sized groups of 7-15 people please check Crystal Springs mid size group A-N for reservation.
Please keep a clean campsite and pick up all litter.
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 pine cone 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 or not they appear dead, even when there is no wind, so avoidance is the safest response. Don't linger under dead, cracked, or broken branches. Watch and listen for falling trees! Run if you hear cracks or snapping from tree roots, trunks, or branches (know that sometimes there is no sound, and very little time to react). Report falling branches or trees to a ranger.
Water: Do not dump waste water on the ground or at water spigots. All waste water must be disposed at restroom sinks, in toilets OR at RV dump stations located at Lodgepole or Pot Wisha campgrounds.
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.
Preserve natural resources: Injuring plants or trees by cutting, breaking, or attaching nails or other hardware is prohibited.
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.
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. The Crystal Caves are about a two hour drive (16 miles/63 km) from the campground. Reserve your tickets in advance on Recreation.gov.
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.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers CA 93271
For campground inquiries, please call: 559-565-3341
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.