Buckeye Flat Campground

Sequoia National Park

Castle Rocks

Buckeye Flat Campground area, Middle Fork Kaweah River, Sequoia National Park

Buckeye Flat Campground is nestled among the trees along the
Middle Fork of the Kaweah River

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Kings Canyon and Sequoia enjoy a wide range of scenic places to visit.

  • Free shuttle to key sites in Sequoia's Lodgepole and Giant Forest area
  • In Sequoia visit Crystal Cave, climb the trail up Moro Rock, see the Sherman Tree, visit the Giant Forest Museum
  • Take a driving tour of some of the spectacular vistas in the parks
  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Create Art in the Park programs - poetry, sketching, painting, writing fiction
  • Dark Sky Festival, August 21 - 23, 2017. Telescope viewings, solar observations, activities, tours.
  • Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Wuksachi Lodge, and John Muir Lodge
  • Fish along the Kings River in Cedar Grove or hike to Mist Falls

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Food and similar items must be stored in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  2. Generators are not permitted are Buckeye Flat Campground

Nearby Campgrounds

Foothills - Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park Campgrounds

Mineral King - Sequoia National Park

Grant Grove - Kings Canyon National Park

Buckeye Flat Campground

Buckeye Flat Campground rests in the shadow of Castle Rocks along the Generals Highway near Hospital Rock in Sequoia National Park. This scenic, tent-only campground is 7 miles past the Ash Mountain Entrance Station. Campsites are spread beneath an open stand of oaks along the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River. Because of its low elevation, the campground is usually hot in the summer and snow-free in the winter. Giant Forest is a 40 minutes drive away.

Tents must be kept within the provided tent pad and not cover vegetation. Visitors to the area enjoy the quiet campground along the river with opportunities for fishing, wading (when water levels are safe), and hiking.

Campground Basics
Location: 1 mile off the Generals Highway (Highway 198) at Hospital Rock, 6 miles past the entrance station, Sequoia National Park
Elevation: 2,800 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: From Visalia - 43 miles, 50 minutes
Number of Sites: 28
Open - Closed: late-March through September
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 - extra parking spaces at Hospital Rock
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground Information: (559) 565-3341

Reservations recommended: late-May through September, otherwise first-come, first served
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 3 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Camping Limit: 14 nights from June 14 to September 14 with 30 days total per year
Accessible Sites: #20
Favorite Campaites: #12, 14, 18, 20 (handicap accessible), 22, 28
Fees: $22
Reservations: Buckeye Flat Campground
Check-in, check-out: Noon

Buckeye Flat Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets and sinks to wash dishes, tap water
Showers and laundry: No
Dump station: Yes
Campground map: Buckeye Flat Campground Map (PDF download)
Nearby attractions: Hospital Rock, Middle Fork Kaweah River, River Walk, Paradise Creek Trail

General Camping Information for
Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. On opening days, campground gates open at noon. 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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