Stony Creek Campground

Sequoia National Forest


Kaweah River Canyon


Lower Stony Creek Campground, Sequoia National Monument

Lower Stony Creek Campground

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
Attractions and Activities

Many wonderful places await visitors to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Campers at Stony Creek Campground are mid-way between Grant Grove and Lodgepole Village.

  • Drive over to Lodgepole Village and then take advantage of a free shuttle to key sites in Sequoia's Lodgepole and Giant Forest area.
  • Participate in Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Wuksachi Lodge, and John Muir Lodge.
  • Drive down to Cedar Grove and try fishing along the Kings River or hike up to Mist Falls.
  • 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.
  • Drive down 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 Stony Creek Campground Regulations

  1. To avoid problems with bears secure food and similar items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles. Use of the lockers is required.
  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

Sequoia National Park Campgrounds


Grant Grove - Kings Canyon National Park


Foothills - Sequoia National Park


Mineral King - Sequoia National Park


Stony Creek Campground

Stony Creek Campground is along the Generals Highway midway between Grant Grove and Lodgepole Village in Sequoia National Forest. Grant Grove is 15 miles to the northwest and Lodgepole is 13 miles to the southeast. The campground is divided into two sections - Upper and Lower Stony Creek - across the highway from one another.

Lower Stony Creek Campground has 26 standard sites for RVs, trailers, or tents along with 21 tent-only sites mixed in among the standard sites. Two of the tent-only sites (#12 and #29) are walk-in sites. Facilities at Lower Stony Creek are slightly better than at Upper Stony Creek.

Across the highway, Upper Stony Creek has 24 sites which may reserved. The campground has vault toilets and fees are $2 less than at Lower Stony Creek.

At the time of publication, the campground reservation website was erroneously listing Stony Creek as being near Hume Lake.

Stony Creek Campground Basics
Stony Creek Campground Location: Generals Highway in Sequoia National Forest, 15 miles from Grant Grove, 13 miles from Lodgepole Village
Elevation: 6,430 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: From Fresno - 84 miles, 1:58
Number of Sites: Lower Stony Creek: 48
Upper Stony Creek: 24
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
Campground Information: (559) 335-2232

Reservations at Stony Creek 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.
Camping Limit: 14 nights from June 14 to September 14 with 30 days total per year
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: Lower Stony Creek: #12, 16, 20, 21, 23, 28, 40
Upper Stony Creek: #13,
Fees: Lower Stony Creek: $25 for single site ($2 more on holiday weekends)
Upper Stony Creek: $21 ($2 more on holiday weekends)
Reservations: Lower Stony Creek Campground Reservations
Upper Stony Creek Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Stony Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Vault toilets at Upper Stony Creek
Showers and laundry: 13 miles away in Lodgepole
Dump station: Lodgepole
Nearby facilities: Public phone, groceries, restaurant, and gasoline are available 1/2 mile away at the Stony Creek Resort
Attractions near Stony Creek Campground: Hike along Stony Creek Trail. Visit the Lost Grove, Stop along the highway at the Kings Canyon Overlook. Make day trips to Grant Grove and Sequoia.

Upper Stony Creek Campground, Sequoia National Monument

Upper Stony Creek 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 locally.

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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