Canyon View Group Campground

Kings Canyon National Park


The Sphinx


Canyon View Group Campground, Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Canyon View Group Campground

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
Attractions and Activities

Everyone visiting Kings Canyon and Sequoia will discover a wide range of scenic places to visit. Campers at Canyon View Group Campground in Cedar Grove are close to wonderful hiking, crashing waterfalls, and good fishing.

  • Participate in Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Wuksachi Lodge, and John Muir Lodge.
  • Head out 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, tour 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 up 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 Canyon View Group Campground Regulations

  1. To avoid problems with bears , food and scented items must be stored in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  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 must always be on leash. Except for service dogs, dogs are not permitted on any park trails or on the summer shuttle.

Canyon View Group Campground

Canyon View Group Campground is located at Cedar Grove near Road's End in Kings Canyon National Park. The campground has sites for medium-size groups and for larger groups. The tent-only campsites are along the South Fork of the Kings River in an open conifer forest. Cedar Grove features soaring cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, and the mighty Kings River. Visitors to the area cast their eyes upward to the summits of 8,700-foot North Dome and 8,500-foot Grand Sentinel which tower 3,500 feet above the canyon floor.

Canyon View Group Campground is located between Sentinel and Moraine campgrounds. Extra bear boxes are located near the entrance to the campground in case those provided at the campsites are not adequate. All food and scented items should be stored in bear-proof boxes.

Canyon View Group Campground Basics
Canyon View Group Campground Location: Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park
Mileage/Driving Time: From Fresno - 89 miles, 2:10
Elevation: 4,600 feet
Number of Sites: 12 mid-size group site,
4 large-group sites
Open - Closed: late-May through September
People per Site: Mid-size sites 7-19
Large group sites 20-40
Vehicles per Site: mid-size groups - 7
Large groups - 10
Pets: On leash, always attended
Call for up-to-date Information: (559) 565-3341

Reservations at Canyon View Group Campground
Reservations required: Mid-size groups late May to Labor Day
Large groups late May through September
Camping Limit: 14 nights from June 14 to September 14 with 30 days total per year
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated, but restrooms are accessible
Fees: $35 for mid-size groups, $40 - $50-$60 for large groups
Reservations: Canyon View Group Campground
Check-in, check-out: Noon

Canyon View Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater nearby
Showers and laundry: in Cedar Grove Village
Dump station: Princess Campground at Hwy. 180 at Hume Lake junction
Campground map: Canyon View Campground Map
Nearby facilities: Cedar Grove Village with lodge, restaurant, and store
Attractions near Canyon View Group Campground: Visit Cedar Grove Stables for trail rides. Try fishing along the Kings River. Follow trails to Mist Falls, Canyon View, and Roaring River Falls. Stop by the visitor center. Enjoy the local bike path. Attend summer ranger programs.

Canyon View Group Campground, Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Canyon View Group 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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