Sunset Campground

Grant Grove
Kings Canyon National Park


General Grant Tree


Sunset Campground, Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Sunset Campground

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
Attractions and Activities

Kings Canyon and Sequoia visitors have many scenic places to visit. Campers at Sunset Campground in Grants Grove are in the center of the parks.

  • Hike along the easy trail to the General Grant Tree.
  • Check out all the Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Wuksachi Lodge, and John Muir Lodge.
  • Do some 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.
  • 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 Sunset Campground Regulations

  1. Follow park rules about storing food and scented items in bear-proof lockers.
  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.

Sunset Campground

Sunset Campground is at Grant Grove near the entrance to Kings Canyon National Park. Campsites are spread through a mixed conifer forest. The campground makes an excellent basecamp for visiting Cedar Grove, Hume Lake, and, of course, all the attractions in Grant Grove. There are also two Group Camps for mid-size groups. The group camps require reservations while the standard family campsites are first come, first served.

With 157 campsites, Sunset Campground is the largest campground at Grant Grove. Campsites are fairly well separated, but without much ground foliage to offer privacy between sites. The Sunset Trail connects the campground with the nearby amphitheater and with Grant Grove Village (about ¼ mile).

Sunset Campground Basics
Sunset Campground Location: Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park
Mileage/Driving Time: From Fresno - 68 miles, 1:35
Elevation: 6,500 feet
Number of Sites: 157
Open - Closed: late-May through early September
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: On leash, always attended
Park phone contact: (559) 565-3341

Reservations
No Reservations: Standard sites - first come, first served
Camping Limit: 14 nights from June 14 to September 14 with 30 days total per year
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 30 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated
Favorite Campsites: #37, 49, 50, 51, 54, 100, 125
Nice sunset views from #37, 38, 40 and 41
Fees: $22
Check-in, check-out: Check-in anytime, out at Noon

Sunset Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater nearby
Showers and laundry: Grant Grove, coin operated
Dump station: Dorst Creek Campground in Sequoia (summer only) and Princess Campground at Hwy. 180 at Hume Lake junction
Campground map: Sunset Campground Map
Nearby facilities: Sunset Trail connects the campground to the heart of Grant Grove Village with grocery store, gift shop, post office, restaurant.
Attractions near Sunset Campground: Tour the Visitor Center. Join the many Ranger programs in summer. Visit General Grant Tree and Giant Sequoia groves. Set out on local hiking trails. Head over to the Grant Grove Stables for trail rides among the trees. Enjoy the view from Panoramic Point.

Sunset Campground, Grant Grove, Kings Canyon National Park

Sunset Group Campsite

Sunset Group Camps

Sunset Group Campsites are for groups from 15 to 30 people. These are two tent-only sites in the campground, designated A and B. Reservations are available from late May to the end of September, up to 12 months in advance. Check-in and check-out time is noon.

Each campsite has 3 picnic tables, a fire ring, and 2 bear-proof food storage boxes.

Reservations: Sunset Group Campground
Fee: $40

General Camping Information for
Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

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.

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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