Canyon View Group sites are located in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, California. Cedar Grove is located on the South Fork of the Kings River at an elevation of 4,600 feet. This is a TENT ONLY Group Campground. No RV's or Trailers allowed.
There are four large group sites and 12 mid-sized group sites for a total of 16 sites available in the campground that offer picnic tables, fire rings, and bear food storage boxes at each site. All Sites In Canyon View Campground are TENT ONLY, NO RV's or Trailers. RV's or Trailers will need to relocate to a different campground where sites may or may not be available to purchase. The campground has flush toilets and drinking water.
There is a small store, snack bar, hotel, showers, and laundry located at the Cedar Grove Village.
Please check back in early 2023 for campground reservation release dates.
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 - 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 any time of day. Generator use hours at this Campground are 9 AM to 9 PM.
Water - Do not dump wastewater on the ground or at the water spigots. All wastewater must be disposed at the restroom sinks, in toilets or at a campground RV dump station. This applies to shower tents. Wastewater must be collected and disposed of as stated above. Wastewater 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 - 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 camp site. 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. If you exceed this number, purchase another site, and relocate some of your group and equipment to other campsite. Reservations can be made in advanced for group campgrounds that will accommodate your group size.
Check Out - Campsites need to be vacated (people and equipment) by 12 noon.
Day Use - Campgrounds are for overnight visitors only. Please use designated day-use areas for parking, picnics, and river access.
Pets - Pets must always be kept on a leash six feet long or less. 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 recycle your used propane tanks. These 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 the park from the Highway 180 entrance. 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.
The group sites are located in a cedar and ponderosa pine forest at the bottom of the third deepest canyon in the contiguous United States. The Cedar Grove area's glaciated valley features towering cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, and the powerful Kings River, whose canyon gave the park its name. Two prominent rock formations, North Dome at 8,717 feet and Grand Sentinel at 8,518 feet, rise 3,500 feet above the canyon floor. Many species of wildlife inhabit the canyon as well.
Boyden Cave, Hume Lake, Grizzly Falls, Mist Falls, Zumwalt Meadow, Roaring River Falls, Sequoia Groves and numerous hiking trails abound in the area. The Cedar Grove Visitor Center offers ranger-led programs including nature and wildlife presentations as well as ranger-led hikes.
The Crystal Caves are about a two and a half hour (72 miles/116 km) from the campground. Reserve tour tickets in advance on Recreation.gov.
Cedar Grove provides some of the best trails in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, especially near Roads End. Nearby the Kings River offers excellent trout fishing. Horseback riding is also available. Expect warm days and cool nights in the area.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 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 its end. Canyon View Campground is on the left (north) side of the road.