Azalea Campground

Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park


General Grant Tree


Azalea Campground, Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Azalea Campground

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Kings Canyon and Sequoia will discover a wide range of scenic places to visit. Campers at Azalea Campground in Grants Grove are centrally located for all the attractions of the two parks.

  • Join in Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Wuksachi Lodge, and John Muir Lodge.
  • Try your luck fishing along the Kings River in Cedar Grove or hike to Mist Falls.
  • Take advantage of a free shuttle to key sites in Sequoia's Lodgepole and Giant Forest area.
  • In Sequoia, visit Crystal Cave, climb the trail up Moro Rock, stand before the towering Sherman Tree, and visit the Giant Forest Museum.
  • Take a scenic driving tour of some of the spectacular vistas in the parks.
  • Drive down to Hume Lake for fishing and swimming.
  • Children can participate in the Junior Ranger Program.
  • Enjoy the annual Dark Sky Festival, August 21 - 23, 2017. Enjoy telescope viewings, solar observations, activities, and tours.

Key Azalea Campground Regulations

  1. Avoid problems with bears by storing food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles. Use of the lockers is required.
  2. Generators may only be operated from 9 AM to 9 PM. In Lodgepole and Dorst campgrounds, only operate generators from 8 AM to 11 AM and 5 PM to 8 PM.
  3. Dogs (except service dogs) are not permitted on any park trails or on the summer shuttle.

Azalea Campground

Azalea Campground is set among open stands of evergreen trees at Grant Grove near the entrance to Kings Canyon National Park. The campground's central location in Kings Canyon and Sequoia, along with the great array of programs, activities, and attractions around Grants Grove, make Azalea Campground one of the premier camping spots in the park.

Azalea Campground's 110 campsites are well spread out among the trees. The famous Grant Tree is only a short distance from the campground. Limited sites will accommodate trailers or RVs over 30 feet. Some roads in the parks cannot accommodate vehicles longer than 22 or 24 feet.

Azalea Campground Basics
Azalea Campground Location: Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park
Elevation: 6,500 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: From Fresno - 68 miles, 1:40
Number of Sites: 110
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: On leash, always attended
Park phone contact: (559) 565-3341

Reservations for Azalea Campground
No Reservations at Azalea Campground: First come, first served
Camping Limit: 14 nights from June 14 to September 14 with 30 days total per year
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Accessible Sites: #30
Favorite Campsites: #4, 58, 60, 64, 66, 67, 68,75, 76, 85, 86, 95, 99, 108, 109
Fees: $18 ($10 when services limited by snow)
Winter camping: Yes
Check-in, check-out: Check-in anytime, out at Noon

Azalea Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: Grant Grove
Dump station: Dorst Creek Campground in Sequoia (summer only) and Princess Campground at Hwy. 180 at Hume Lake junction
Campground map: Azalea Campground Map (PDF download)
Nearby facilities: Grant Grove Village with grocery store, gift shop, post office, restaurant
Attractions near Azalea Campground: Join the many Ranger programs in summer. Visit General Grant Tree and Giant Sequoia groves. Explore local hiking trails. Head over to the Grant Grove Stables for trail rides among the trees. Stop at Panoramic Point.

Azalea Campground, Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Azalea Campground

General Camping Information for
Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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