Potwisha Campground

Sequoia National Park


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Potwisha Campground, Sequoia National Park

Potwisha 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. Those camped at Potwisha Campground are near the southern entrance of Sequoia National Park.

  • 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, see the Sherman Tree, and visit the Giant Forest Museum.
  • Take a driving tour of some of the spectacular vistas in the parks.
  • Children can participate in the Junior Ranger Program.
  • Don't miss the annual Dark Sky Festival, August 21 - 23, 2017. Enjoy telescope viewings, solar observations, activities, and tours.
  • Join in 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 Potwisha Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Food and similar 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 (except service dogs) are not permitted on any park trails or on the summer shuttle.

Nearby Campgrounds

Foothills - Sequoia National Park


Sequoia National Park Campgrounds


Mineral King - Sequoia National Park


Grant Grove - Kings Canyon National Park


Potwisha Campground

Potwisha Campground is along the Generals Highway near the Ash Mountain entrance to Sequoia National Park. Campsites are spread beneath an open stand of oaks near the Marble 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 45-minute drive away.

Potwisha Campground is open year-round. Campsites 2, 7, 9, and 10 are tent-only sites. A couple of sites will accommodate very large trailers or RVs; however, roads beyond Potwisha in the park cannot accommodate vehicles longer than 22 or 24 feet.

Potwisha Campground Basics
Potwisha Campground Location: Generals Highway (Highway 198), 4 miles past the Ash Mountain entrance station, Sequoia National Park
Elevation: 2,100 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: From Visalia - 40 miles, 45 minutes
Number of Sites: 42
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground and Park Information: (559) 565-3341 or (559)565-4487

Reservations at Potwisha Campground
Reservations recommended: Some sites may be reserved year-round, all sites may be reserved from late April through September.
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
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Accessible Sites: #40
Favorite Campsites: #11, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 37
Fees: $22
Reservations: Potwisha Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: Noon

Potwisha Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers and laundry: No
Dump station: Yes
Campground map: Potwisha Campground Map
Attractions near Potwisha Campground: Set out on the trail to Marble Falls (4 miles one-way, strenuous, best in spring). Fish in the Kaweah River, Visit the Potwisha Information Center. On your way up the Generals Highway, stop by Hospital Rock and Amphitheater Point Viewpoint.

Potwisha Campground, Sequoia National Park

Potwisha 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. 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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