Sentinel Campground in Kings Canyon National Park is located closest to Cedar Grove. The campground has 82 tent and RV sites including many along the river.
This campground has great shade with lots of trees making it feel pretty private.
We saw at least three ADA Campsites (11, 12 and 14) during our tour of the campground. There may be additional sites in other parts of the campground.
There are some really great sites right along the river that have amazing views and the sound of the river flowing (Sites 13, 14, 15, 16 to name a few).
One of the few sites we saw that we would steer away from was sites near 78. These sites were pretty close to the road and you could hear the road noise and there was not as much shade.
Each of the sites has a bear box, picnic table, and fire ring.
This is a pretty rocky campground with some downed trees in it. If you are traveling with kids that like to jump and explore you may want to make sure you have bandaids or instant ice packs with you just in case. There is a ton to explore but I now as a kid I would have been jumping all over the place and seeing what kind of adventures I could have.
Season: Early spring through late fall
Location in the park: Highway 180, ¼ mile (0.4 km) from Cedar Grove Village
Number of sites: 82 sites open to tents, RVs, and trailers
Campsite cost: $22 per night
Payments accepted: Cash, check or credit cards
Reservations: Site reservations are available online at Recreation.gov or by phone at 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777)
Latitude/Longitude: 36.7909° N, 118.6733° W
Elevation: 4,600 ft (1,402 m)
Accessible Sites: 11, 12, 14
Pets Allowed: Pets are permitted within the campground but must be leashed at all times. Learn more about pet regulations.
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Sentinel Campground Reservations
Are campground Reservations Available? Yes
Site reservations are available online at Recreation.gov or by phone at 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777).
You may make reservations starting six months in advance of the date you would like to camp.
Sentinel Campground Amenities
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? Local markets sell firewood and gathering dead and down wood is allowed.
A payphone, restaurant, showers, and laundry facilities are available in the Cedar Grove Village 3/4 mile (1.2 km) away, and horseback riding is offered (for a fee) nearby.
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 Sentinel Campground
RV Length: The length of RV or trailer that can be accommodated varies by site.
Dump Station: The nearest dump station (available in the summer only) is at Princess Campground along Highway 180 at the Hume Lake junction in Sequoia National Forest.
Generators: Generators are allowed between 9 am to 9 pm.
Hookups: There are no electricity, water or sewer site 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.
Sentinel Campground Map
Photos of Sentinel Campground
We love this net picnic table cover that we saw. It is perfect for keeping bugs out and providing shade in the hot sun.
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