Potwisha Campground

Sequoia National Park

Castle Rocks

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.

  • 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 21 - 23, 2017. 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 vehicles.
  2. Generators may only be operated from from 8 AM to 11 AM and 5 PM to 8 PM.

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 minutes drive away.

The 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.

Campground Basics
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 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
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
Nearby attractions: Trail to Marble Falls (4 miles one-way, strenuous, best in spring), Kaweah River close by

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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