Hume Lake Campground

Sequoia National Forest

Hume Lake

Hume Lake Campground, Fresno Co., CA

Hume Lake Campground

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 5-7, 2016. 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 cars.
  2. Firewood: Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Hume Lake Campground

Hume Lake Campground is within easy walking distance of Hume Lake and all the recreational opportunities the area affords, including fishing, non-motorized boating, hiking, and swimming. A lakeside day use area is a short walk from the campground. Hume Lake's central location makes it convenient to drive to all the major attractions in Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks.

Most of the 54 campsites at Hume Lake Campground are available for RVs, trailers, and tents. Two dozen sites dispersed throughout the campground are designated tent-only. Three sites are double campsites. Some campsites have views of the lake.

Campground Basics
Location: Hume Lake in Sequoia National Forest, 10½ miles northeast of Grant Grove.
Elevation: 5,200 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: From Fresno - 79 miles, 1:56
Number of Sites: 64
Open - Closed: mid-May through mid-September
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Hume Lake Ranger District: (559) 338-2251
Campground Information: (559) 335-2232

Reservations available: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 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
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 20 to 35 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: #4, 19, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 34, 64, 67
Fees: $25 for single site, $50 for double
Reservations: Hume Lake Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Hume Lake Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers and laundry: No
Dump station: at Princess Campground
Nearby attractions: Hume Lake (non-motorized boating), Grant Grove with Giant Sequoia groves, Boyden Caverns, hiking trails

Hume Lake Campground, Fresno Co., CA

Hume Lake Campground

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 the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood near the campground.

Accessible Sites

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

Hume Lake Campground map, Sequoia National Forest, CA
map of campground locations around Hume Lake in Sequoia National Forest

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