Crystal Springs Campground has group sites and individual tent sites located 4 miles from the Kings Canyon National Park entrance on Highway 180.
The campground is filled with giant trees and a ton of shade. The sites are fairly well spread out from each other. A few of the tent sites are pretty close to each other.
The group sites are set up to handle seven to 15 people and reservations are recommended for these group sites.
Individual campsites are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. You will want to get to the campground early especially during the summer and on weekends when Kings Canyon National Park camping is incredibly popular.
Crystal Springs Campground
Season: Early spring through late fall
Number of Sites: 36 individual sites and 14 mid-size group (7-15 people) sites
Location in the park: 4 miles (6 km) from the park entrance on Hwy 180
Campsite cost: $18 per night and group sites $40 per night.
Payments accepted: Cash, check or credit cards
Reservations: Reservations are recommended for group sites, but individual sites are first-come, first-served (no reservations available).
- 36° 44' 40.8300" N
- 118° 57' 42.4300" W
Elevation: 6,500 ft (1,980 m)
Accessible Sites: Group site F is accessible for people in wheelchairs.
Pets Allowed: Pets are permitted within the campground but must be leashed at all times. Learn more about pet regulations.
Crystal Springs Campground Reservations
Are campground Reservations Available? Reservations are recommended for group sites, but individual sites are first-come, first-served (no reservations available).
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Flush Toilets: Yes
Potable Water? Yes
Is wifi available? No
Is cellular Phone Service Available? No
Is camp host available on site? Yes
Is firewood available for purchase? Firewood can be purchased at the store in Grant Grove.
Amenities at each campsite:
Firepit in the site? Yes
Picnic Table in the site? Yes
Bear Box in site/area? Yes, Each campsite has a large food storage locker (47”W x 33”D x 28”H)
RV Camping at Crystal Springs Campground
RV Length: The length of RVs or trailers that can be accommodated varies by site.
Dump Station: The nearest dump stations (summer only) are: Dorst Creek Campground in Sequoia National Park or Princess Campground (Hwy 180 at Hume Lake junction) in Sequoia National Forest.
Generators: Generators are allowed between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m
Hookups: No hookups
The maximum number of people in a campsite: A maximum of six people (including children) are allowed per campsite.
The number of cars per campsite: Two motorized vehicles per campsite. A valid campground car pass must be displayed.
Checkout time: 12 noon
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am
Maximum Stay: 14-day maximum stay limit.
Crystal Springs Campground Map
Photos of Crystal Springs Campground
Mid Size Group Campsites (7-15 people)
Mid-size group sites are for tents only.
Mid-sized group sites include 3 picnic tables, a fire ring, and 2 bear boxes.
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