Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will open three campgrounds

 

The Phase 2 reopening (July 6) of more recreational access in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks includes three campgrounds: Potwisha and Lodgepole in Sequoia, and Sunset Campground in Grant Grove. The campgrounds in Mineral King, shown here closed in June 2019 due to excessive snowmelt, will remain closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Campground openings for Summer 2020 in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks have been delayed due to COVID-19. Beginning Monday, July 6, the following campgrounds will open to the public and be available by reservation: Parks will open three campgrounds

Potwisha (in the foothills of Sequoia National Park; 3 miles from the entrance station)

Lodgepole (just beyond Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park) Parks will open three campgrounds

Sunset (in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park) Parks will open three campgrounds

The online reservation site will go live Monday, June 29, at 7 a.m. Reservations for these three campgrounds will be available through summer with more campgrounds being added as conditions allow in the coming weeks and months. Announcements will be made when more campgrounds are ready to be added. No first-come, first-served camping will be available this summer. 

Delaware North opens some services at Wuksachi, Lodgepole, Grant Grove

Campgrounds not yet open: Parks will open three campgrounds

Buckeye Flat (foothills)
South Fork (foothills)
Dorst Creek (near Lost Grove)
Crystal Springs (Grant Grove)
Azalea (Grant Grove)
Cold Springs (Mineral King)
Atwell Mill (Mineral King)
Sentinel (Cedar Grove)
Sheep Creek (Cedar Grove)
Moraine (Cedar Grove)
Canyon View (Cedar Grove)  Parks will open three campgrounds

From the National Park Service: The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. While many areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding, and high-risk outdoor activities. They should also come prepared with food, water, hand sanitizer and face coverings. People who are sick should stay home. The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Visitors can protect themselves and others by skipping areas that are too crowded and always maintaining social distance from other people, including park staff. Parks will open three campgrounds

Road construction along Wolverton Road in Giant Forest and along the Generals Highway from the northern boundary of Sequoia National Park through the Highway 180 intersection in Grant Grove continues this summer. Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted to our website, www.nps.gov/seki, and social media channels @SequoiaKingsNPS. Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Parks will open three campgrounds

Additional reading:

Road construction delays on Generals Highway and Highway 180

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks reopens June 4, 2020

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks reopens June 4, 2020

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