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Campgrounds & Picnic Sites


Looking for a campground?

Are you driving a motor home? Pulling a trailer? Pitching a tent? One of our more than 50 campgrounds has a spot for you! Most are open Memorial Day through Labor Day or longer; some are open year-round. Many accept reservations; others are first-come, first-served. Fees vary. Don’t hesitate—in July and August, many campgrounds fill fast. Most of the campgrounds on the Monument are operated by a private company called Sequoia Recreation.  They may be reached at 760-376-1815.  Reservations may be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. Leavis Flat Campground (on the Western Divide Ranger District) is operated by the Giant Sequoia National Monument Association and is staffed by Association volunteers.

Prefer to sleep in an undeveloped area?

Where allowed, just pull off the road and park in a way that does not obstruct traffic or damage resources; never drive in fragile wetlands or meadows. Remember all motorized vehicles must be no further than one vehicle length off a designated route. Come prepared to provide everything you need, including drinking water and waste disposal. A campfire permit is required. Please practice Leave No Trace principles. No overnight camping is allowed at picnic areas or day use parking areas. Check with local forest offices for more information.

Prefer to sleep indoors?

Oak Flat Lookout and seven historic guard stations are available as overnight rental cabins. Just bring your linens and food. To stay overnight, reserve Oak Flat Lookout or Big Meadows, Camp 412, Poso, Frog Meadow, Mountain Home, Quaking Aspen, or Wishon cabins. Make campground and cabin rental reservations at 1-877- 444-6777 or at www.recreation.gov.

Picnicking

Bring your picnic basket to one of our developed picnic areas scattered throughout the forest and monument. Most locations have picnic tables, vault toilets, and fire grates or rings. All picnic areas are on a first-come basis. Some picnic areas do not have trash service, so pack out what you pack in.