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

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks are filled with scenic wonders and great places to explore. Campers at Princess Campground are located not far from Grant Grove, Hume Lake, and Cedar Grove.

  • Drive over to Hume Lake for swimming, kayaking, and fishing.
  • Join in Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Wuksachi Lodge, and John Muir Lodge.
  • Try your luck fishing along 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, visit 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.
  • Children can participate in the Junior Ranger Program.
  • Enjoy the annual Dark Sky Festival, September 7-9, 2018. Enjoy telescope viewings, solar observations, activities, and tours.

Key Princess Campground Regulations

  1. 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.
  2. To prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.
  3. Avoid problems with bears by keeping food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles. Use of the lockers is required.
  4. Dogs (except service dogs) are not permitted on any park trails or on the summer shuttle.

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.

Princess 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.

Princess Campground Basics
Princess Campground 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 at Princess Campground
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
Attractions near Princess Campground: Visit Hume Lake for fishing, non-motorized boating, and swimming. Drive to nearby Grant Grove with Giant Sequoia groves. Take a tour of Boyden Caverns. Drive to Cedar Grove and find great hiking trails.

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

Princess Campground map, Sequoia National Forest, CA

Hume Lake, CA

Hume Lake

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

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