Cove and Fir Group Campgrounds

Sequoia National Forest

Moro Rock

Cove Group Camp, Sequoia National Forest

Cove Group Camp

Kings Canyon and
Sequoia National Parks
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Kings Canyon and Sequoia will find a wide range of scenic places to explore. Groups staying at Cove Group Campground or Fir Group Campground have only short drives to many of the parks' main attractions.

  • Take a driving tour of some of the spectacular vistas in the parks.
  • Drive to Hume Lake for swimming, kayaking, and fishing.
  • 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.
  • Children enjoy participating in the Junior Ranger Program.
  • try not to miss the annual Dark Sky Festival, August 21 - 23, 2017. Enjoy telescope viewings, solar observations, activities, and tours.

Key Cove and Fir Group Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs (except service dogs) are not permitted on any park trails or on the summer shuttle.
  2. Avoid problems with bears by storing food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles. Use of the lockers is required.
  3. 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.

Nearby Campgrounds

Sequoia National Park Campgrounds

Grant Grove - Kings Canyon National Park

Foothills - Sequoia National Park

Mineral King - Sequoia National Park

Cove and Fir Group Campgrounds

Cove Group Campground and Fir Group Campground are located near each other along the Generals Highway midway between Grant Grove and Lodgepole Village in Sequoia National Forest. The two group camps have very similar facilities. Both are set far enough back from the main road to avoid highway noise and well separated from one another. The camping areas are in mature forests of pines and cedars. Fir Group Camp is designated for up to 100 people, while Cove can accommodate up to 50. Cove Group Camp has the slight advantage of a little more level ground for tents and room to spread out than Fir.

Groups should be prepared to drive to all the main attractions in Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Grant Grove is 15 miles to the northwest and Lodgepole is 13 miles to the southeast.

Cove and Fir Group Campground Basics
Cove and Fir Group Campground Location: On Generals Highway in Sequoia National Forest, 15 miles from Grant Grove
Elevation: 6,440 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: From Fresno - 84 miles, 1:58
Number of Sites: 1 at each campground
Open - Closed: late May to late September
Max. People per Site: Cove: 50
Fir: 100
Vehicles per Site: Cove - 20 vehicles
Fir - 31 vehicles
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground Information: (559) 335-2232

Reservations required: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival date.
Camping Limit: 14 nights from June 14 to September 14 with 30 days total per year
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: Cove - 25 feet
Fir - 30 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: Cove - $175
Fir - $350
Cove Reservations: Cove Group Campground
Fir Reservations: Fir Group Campground
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Cove and Fir Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: 12 - 13 picnic tables, food lockers, group BBQ; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water, campfire circle
Showers: Showers and laundry at Lodgepole Village
Dump station: Lodgepole Village
Nearby facilities: Public phone, public showers, groceries, restaurant available in Lodgepole
Attractions near Cove and Fir Group Campgrounds: Hike the Stony Creek trail. Visit Lost Grove. Stop off at the Kings Canyon Overlook.

Fir Group Camp, Sequoia National Forest

Fir Group Camp

General Camping Information for
Sequoia National Forest

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.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood should be obtained locally.

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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