Sunset Sequoia National Park Campground
Sunset Sequoia National Park Campground Overview
Sunset campground offers 157 sites (first come first serve), flush toilets, & payphone. 1/4 mile from visitor center, market, restaurant, gift shop, & showers. In summer: ranger programs & horseback riding nearby. Several metal, bear-proof food-storage boxes are provided for campsites to share: 47″ long x 17″ deep x 17-3/4″ high.
Sequoia National Park is a national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Visalia, California. It was established in 1890 as the second U.S. national park, after Yellowstone National Park. The park spans over 404,000 acres and contains among its natural resources the highest point in the contiguous 48 United States, Mount Whitney, at 14,505 feet above sea level. The park is south of and contiguous with Kings Canyon National Park; the two are administered by the National Park Service as one unit, called Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
The park is most famous for its Giant Sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on Earth. The General Sherman tree grows in the Giant Forest, which contains five out of the ten largest trees in the world, in terms of wood volume. The Giant Forest is connected by the park’s Generals Highway to Kings Canyon National Park’s Grant Grove, home to the General Grant tree among other sequoias. The park’s Giant Sequoia forests are part of 202,430 acres (81,920 ha) of old-growth forests shared by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Indeed, the parks preserve a landscape that still resembles the southern Sierra Nevada before Euro-American settlement.
- Coordinates:Lat. 36.737700 / Long. -118.964900
- Season:May through mid September
- Dump Station:No
- Fire Pits:Yes
- Picnic Tables:Yes
- Area Features:Giant Sequoia Trees, Mountains, Creeks, Fishing, Hiking, Historic Sites, Winter Sports, Backpacking, Wildlife Viewing