Princess Campground

Sequoia National Forest


Indian Basin Meadow


Princess Campground, Kings Canyon National Park

Princess 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, September 2016
  • 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.

Princess Campground

Princess Campground is located along Highway 180 in Indian Basin Grove, 3 miles northwest of Hume Lake and 6 miles from Kings Canyon's Grant Grove. The campground is among old Sequoia stumps, many second-growth Sequoias, and a variety of other conifers. Nearby are Indian Basin Meadow and Creek. Some campsites have distant views of Hume Lake.

The campground offers guided hikes and campfire talks during the summer. Campsites are arranged in three loops: Shining Cloud, Yellow Moon, and Morning Star. Double sites and tent-only sites are available. The tent-only sites are dispersed around the loops.

Campground Basics
Location: Highway 180, six miles northeast of Grant Grove in Sequoia National Forest.
Elevation: 5,900 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: From Fresno - 74 miles, 1:49
Number of Sites: 88
Open - Closed: late May to late 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
Reservations available: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 22 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: #8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 27, 31, 60, 64, 69, 84
Fees: $25 for single site ($2 more on holiday weekends)
Reservations: Princess Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Princess Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers and laundry: No
Dump station: Yes, $10 fee
Nearby attractions: Hume Lake (non-motorized boating, swimming, fishing), Grant Grove with Giant Sequoia groves, Boyden Caverns, Cedar Grove, hike to Mist Falls, other hiking trails, Sequoia National Park, Crystal Cavern, Moro Rock

Princess Campground, Kings Canyon National Park

Princess 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 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 in the area 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








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