Upper Kings River Group Campground

Wishon Reservoir

Wishon Reservoir

Upper Kings River Group Campground, Wishon Reservoir, CA

Upper Kings River Group Campground

High Sierra Lakes Attractions

Southern California Edison Company operates a series of lakes which provide wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation. Among the lakes are Lake Thomas A. Edison, Florence Lake, Huntington Lake, and Shaver Lake. Pacific Gas and Electric operates Courtright and Wishon reservoirs.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Fires in fire rings only.
  2. Quiet time is from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
  3. To avoid bringing in invasive pests, outside firewood is not permitted. Purchase locally.

Upper Kings Group Campground

Upper Kings Group Campground sits along the Kings River near the base of the dam at Wishon Reservoir in the Sierra National Forest. The campground is operated by PG&E. Wishon Reservoir is popular for fishing and boating. Only a short walk from the group campground are a number of wheelchair accessible fishing platforms along the Kings River. These platforms make the campground a great choice for anglers with mobility difficulties or for supervised small children who want to fish. With a 15 MPH speed limit, Wishon Reservoir is popular for paddling kayaks, canoes and rafts. Trails lead into the John Muir wildernesses. From Shaver Lake it is a 29-mile drive to Wishon Reservoir.

Upper Kings Group Campground has 5 campsites which form a single group campground for up to 50 people. Each of the 5 campsites has 2 picnic tables, a fire ring, a lantern holder, and pads for 3 tents. There is a central food service area with 2 food preparation tables, 2 BBQ grills, and a food storage building. The group site also has a large fire ring with 10 benches. There is a 2-night minimum stay.

Campground Basics
Location: McKinley Grove Road to Wishon Reservoir, then right on side road leading down to the foot of the dam.
Elevation: 6,200 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fresno - 79 miles
Campground Open: June through late October
Number of Sites: 1
Max. People per Site: 50 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: not indicated
Pets: On leash, always attended, $2 per night
Information: High Sierra Ranger District:
(559) 855-5355
PG&E Upper Kings Campground: (559) 841-2705

Reservations Available Late May through early September
Booking Window: See PG&E's Reservation Information below
Maximum Vehicle Length: 40 feet
Wheelchair accessible sites: Campground is wheelchair accessible
Fees: $200 per night
Reservations: Upper Kings Group Campground Reservations
or (916) 386-5164
(+$20 reservation fee)
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 11:00 AM

Upper Kings River Group Campground Amenities
Campsite amenities: Picnic table, fire pit with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water
Showers: No
Dump Station: No
Campground Map: Upper Kings Group Campground Map
Nearby facilities: Wishon Village
Nearby attractions: Kings River fishing platforms near the campground, Wishon Reservoir for boating and fishing, Wishon Village RV Resort operate a small marina with boat rentals. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, Spanish OHV Route

Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Campground Reservation Information

Beginning February 6, 2017, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may may be reserved for a full week or more (7-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.

Starting March 6, 2017, at 8:00 AM, group and individual campsites may may be reserved for partial weeks and weekends (2-day minimum, 14-day maximum) within the campground's reservation season.

All PG&E campgrounds, including those with reservations available, also have some first-come, first-serve sites.

Upper Kings River fishing platform, Wishon Reservoir, CA

Upper Kings River Fishing Platform

Map of campgrounds at Courtright Reservoir and Wishon Reservoir, CA


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