Sunset Campground is a large, but enjoyable campground with comfortable temperatures and access to the famous giant sequoia trees. This is a great campground to use a as jumping-off point for exploring Kings Canyon National Park and the neighboring Sequoia National Park. Sunset Campground sits at a higher elevation, which makes the temperatures enjoyable, and is less than a mile from the Grant Grove of giant sequoias. Sunset Campground is an ideal base camp for venturing off and exploring both Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. This is also a great last minute camping destination as Sunset Campground usually has open sites that do not require reservations.

All individual campsites at Sunset Campground are first-come, first-served. Each campsite includes a fire pit, food locker, picnic table, and access to bathrooms.

Sunset Campground Bottom Line

Sunset Campground is very much a car camping experience, which is not the worst thing in the world given the location of the campground in the mountains. Also, since Sunset Campground  is close to the neighboring Sequoia National Park and is located within Kings Canyon National Park, there are always recreational activities and adventure to be found.

Sunset Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 157 Campsites
Cost: $18/Night
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes (In the campground, not on the beach)
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes – 1/4 mile at Grant Grove village
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: No
RV/Trailer Length: 31 Feet, Trailers 27 feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open Late May – Mid-September

You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 36.737716, -118.967892
Nearest City/Town: Grant Grove Village, California
Elevation: 6500 Feet
Location: Fresno County, California
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 1/4 mile to Grants Grove, CA
Directions: Sunset campground is located 3 miles from Kings Canyon Park entrance.  The campground is located near Grant Grove Village in an open stand of evergreens.  

Maps & Brochures

Sunset Campground Map


Phone: 831.763.7062 Facebook:
Web: National Forest Service Twitter:
Reservations: Individual Campsites are First-come, First Served

When To Go

Mid Summer –  Due to Sunset Campground’s location campgrounds are not packed during the peak summer season.

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Sunset Campground Pictures

Image Credits: Andrew Hall, Miguel Vieira, Brian Herbst


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