Moraine Campground

Cedar Grove
Kings Canyon National Park


Cedar Grove


Moraine Campground, Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Moraine Campground

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks will discover a wide range of scenic places to visit. Campers at Moraine Campground in Cedar Grove find themselves near excellent hiking trails, crashing waterfalls, and good fishing.

  • Take a tour of the wonders of nearby Boyden Cavern.
  • Join the in Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Wuksachi Lodge, and John Muir Lodge.
  • Cast your fishing into 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 Moraine Campground Regulations

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

Moraine Campground

Moraine Campground is located at Cedar Grove near Road's End in Kings Canyon National Park. The campsites are in an open conifer forest near the South Fork of the Kings River. Moraine Campground is open for 3 peak periods during the summer. Moraine, Sheep Creek, and Sentinel campgrounds are side by side and nearly identical. Moraine is the farthest from Cedar Grove Village (¾ mile).

All of the 120 campsites at Moraine Campground are designated for RVs, trailers, and tents. Some campsites will accommodate trailers or RVs up to 30 feet. Visitors to Moraine Campground find good fishing in the river. Hikers enjoy the walk up to Mist Falls and other local destinations. During the summer, there are campfire programs at the nearby amphitheater.

Moraine Campground Basics
Moraine Campground Location: Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park
Mileage/Driving Time: From Fresno - 89 miles, 2:10
Elevation: 4,600 feet
Number of Sites: 120
Open - Closed: late May through Memorial Day
July 1 - mid-August
September 2 through Labor Day weekend
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: On leash, always attended
Call for up-to-date Information: (559) 565-3341

Reservations at Moraine Campground
No Reservations: first come, first served
Camping Limit: 14 nights from June 14 to September 14 with 30 days total per year
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: varies
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: 71A, 74, 103, 105, 108,
Favorite Campsites: #25, 27, 29, 43, 82, 87, 98
Fees: $18
Check-in, check-out: Check-in anytime, out at Noon

Moraine Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
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: Moraine Campground Map
Nearby facilities: Cedar Grove Village with lodge, restaurant, and store
Attractions near Moraine Campground: Head over to Cedar Grove Stables for trail rides. Give fishing a try along the Kings River. Hike up the trail to Mist Falls, Canyon View, and Roaring River Falls. Tour the visitor center. Take advantage of the local bike path. Join summer ranger programs.

Moraine Campground, Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Moraine 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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