Sequoia lodging can feel overwhelming. Sequoia National Park is massive in its own right, but then there’s also adjoining Kings Canyon to contend with, which is jointly managed by the National Park Service. Entry into one park includes entry into the other, and aside from signage indicating otherwise, one would be remiss to know the difference between the two. What’s more – each park has multiple lodging areas to choose from – and Sequoia National Forest cuts through both parks with lodging of its own.

This lodging guide is meant to serve as the only resource you’ll need when planning your trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon. It includes every single lodging option inside both parks and is categorized by area. We’ve even taken it upon ourselves to create an interactive map that makes it easy to visualize where different areas are in relation to others.

Here are the best lodging options in two of California’s most beautiful national parks.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon Lodging

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Sequoia Giant Forest Lodging

Lodging in Sequoia Around Lodgepole and Giant Forest

Sequoia National Park CA - Giant Forest Area near Big Trees Trail

The most popular lodging area in Sequoia National Park, basing yourself in the Giant Forest puts you right in the center of the park’s most iconic attractions. It’s here that you’ll find the General Sherman Tree (the largest on earth), Moro Rock, Tokopah Falls and well known trails like Big Trees Trail and Sugar Pine Trail. Lodging is competitive due to extremely high demand. If you’re planning a visit during high season, it’s advised to book on the day that reservations become available. To reach the Giant Forest area, enter Sequoia via Hwy 198 (if traveling from LA) or Hwy 180 (if traveling from the Bay Area) and proceed along the Generals Hwy until reaching your destination.

Wuksachi Lodge

Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 on TripAdvisor

The only hotel set within the famed Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park, Wuksachi Lodge is Sequoia’s signature luxury property. Surrounded by towering trees and centrally located, the lodge is close to popular attractions such as the Big Trees Trail, Crescent Meadow, the Giant Forest Museum and Lodgepole Visitor Center. Generally open year-round, Wuksachi Lodge has a restaurant (with gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows), cocktail lounge, gift shop and limited WiFi access.

Rooms average $295 per night. Book Direct | Compare rates and book on Tripadvisor.

Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Most reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 2 days of scheduled arrival date. Dog friendly at an additional fee.

Sequoia National Park Lodging - Empty campsite at Lodgepole Campground

Lodgepole Campground (Tent & RV; No Hookups)

#1 Traveler-Ranked Campground in Sequoia on TripAdvisor

Note: Shower and laundry facilities at Lodgepole will remain closed throughout 2022.

The most popular of all Sequoia and Kings Canyon campgrounds, Lodgepole is centrally and scenically located on the banks of the Kaweah River 2 miles from the General Sherman Tree. Facilities include a camp store, dump station, laundry facilities, flush toilets, and coin-operated hot water showers. Each site features a picnic table, fire ring, and bear locker.

Reservations: Required for all 214 sites between April and November; Closed remainder of the year for the winter season. Reservations can be made up to one month in advance.

Rates: $22 per site per night. Make a reservation now.

Download: Lodgepole Campground Map

Campsite with picnic table, bear locker and fire pit in Dorst Creek Campground - a popular Sequoia lodging option.

Dorst Creek Campground (Tent & RV: No Hookups)

#2 Traveler-Ranked Campground in Sequoia on TripAdvisor

Note: Due to the effects of the KNP Fire, Dorst Creek Campground will remain closed throughout 2022. Visit the NPS website for more info.

Centrally located at the start of the trail to the Muir Grove of Giant Sequoias, Dorst Creek is another popular campground in Sequoia’s lodgepole region and is just 10 miles from the Giant Forest. Facilities include flush toilets, potable drinking water and an amphitheater. Campers need to drive or shuttle to Lodgepole to access shower and laundry facilities. Each site features a picnic table, fire ring and bear food storage locker.

Reservations: Required for all 222 sites between mid June and August. In early September, sites 1-61 are first-come, first-served. Closed between mid-September and early June.

Rates: $22+ per site per night. Make a reservation now.

Download: Dorst Creek Campground Map

Grant Grove Lodging

Kings Canyon Lodging In and Around Grant Grove Village

General Grant Tree in Grant Grove, Kings Canyon - Part of a Sequoia lodging guide.

Grant Grove is the most desired lodging area in Kings Canyon National Park and is located just inside the park’s Big Stump Entrance reached via Hwy 180. This makes it the most convenient base camp for those arriving from the Bay Area. Within Grant Grove, you’ll find a host of well known hikes and attractions including the General Grant Tree (the second largest tree on earth), Panoramic Point and the Congress Trail. Located roughly 30 miles from Sequoia’s Giant Forest, it’s also easy to day trip between the two areas.

John Muir Lodge

Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 on TripAdvisor

Located in Kings Canyon, John Muir Lodge is within walking distance of Grant Grove and the General Grant Tree. Open seasonally between late March and October, the lodge is comprised of just 36 guest rooms and features a family-friendly restaurant, outdoor espresso bar, limited WiFi and several large porches with wooden rocking chairs.

Rooms average $250 per night. Book Direct | Compare rates and book on Tripadvisor.

Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Most reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 2 days of scheduled arrival date. Pet friendly at an additional fee.

Grant Grove Cabins

Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 on TripAdvisor

Situated within Grant Grove Village adjacent to John Muir Lodge, Grant Grove Cabins offer a more rustic experience and are one of the most desired lodging options in the entire park. Open seasonally between mid-April and October, units are available in both timber and tent cabin styles and conveniently located near a restaurant, market, post office, ATM and gift shop. Limited cabins have private baths, but most make use of a shared bathhouse.

Rates start at $75 per night for tent cabins. Check availability and book.

Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Most reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 2 days of scheduled arrival date. Pet friendly at an additional fee.

Shaded campsite with picnic table and fire ring in Azalea Campground in Kings Canyon - part of a Sequoia lodging guide

Azalea Campground (Tent & RV; No Hookups)

#3 Traveler-Ranked Campground in Sequoia on TripAdvisor

Azalea Campground is in the Kings Canyon section of the park near Grant Grove Village and is open year-round. Facilities include flush toilets and drinking water, but campers need to drive to nearby Grant Grove Village to access other amenities such as groceries, a post office, an ATM and showers (located at John Muir Lodge). Each site includes a picnic table, fire ring and food storage box.

Reservations: Required for all 102 sites between mid-May and early November. During winter, 21 sites are available and operate on a first-come, first, served basis.

Rates: $22 per site per night. Make a reservation now.

Download: Azalea Campground Map

Shaded campsite in Sunset Campground in Kings Canyon, a popular Sequoia lodging site.

Sunset Campground (Tent & RV; No Hookups)

#4 Traveler-Ranked Campground in Sequoia on TripAdvisor

Situated near Grant Grove Village, Sunset Campground is in a forested section of the park and is just one mile from the General Grant Tree. Facilities include a camp store, flush toilets and drinking water, but campers need to drive to Grant Grove Village or Lodgepole Village to access other amenities such as showers, a post office or an ATM. Each site includes a picnic table, fire ring and bear locker.

Reservations: Required for all 153 sites between late May and early September. Closed the remainder of the year. Reservations can be made one month in advance.

Rates: $22+ per site per night. Make a reservation now.

Download: Sunset Campground Map

A shady campsite in Crystal Springs Campground in Kings Canyon National Park, California

Crystal Springs Campground (Tent & RV; No Hookups)

Rated 4.0 out of 5 on TripAdvisor

Just 4 miles from the park entrance, Crystal Springs is a smaller campground set amongst sugar pines, cedar, fir and sequoia trees. Facilities include flush toilets and potable drinking water, and campers are within walking distance of Grant Grove Village where one can find a restaurant, post office, market and showers. The campground is comprised of 14 group sites and 36 standard sites, each of which includes picnic table(s), a fire ring and bear box(es).

Reservations: Required for all 50 campsites between late May and September. Closed the remainder of the year. Reservations can be made one month in advance.

Rates: $22+ per site per night. Make a reservation now.

Download: Crystal Springs Campground Map

Sequoia National Forest Lodging

Lodging Between Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Trees in Sequoia National forest, a popular Sequoia lodging area.

For those wanting the best of both worlds, there are two lodges that sit on the boundary of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in Sequoia National Forest. Set midway between King Canyon’s Grant Grove and Sequoia’s Giant Forest, basing yourself here makes it easy to travel between the two. This area is best accessed via King Canyon’s Big Stump Entrance, regardless of whether you’re arriving from north or south. Reach the park via Hwy 180 and once inside, take your first right and follow the Generals Hwy until reaching your destination.

Montecito Sequoia Lodge

Rated 4.0 out of 5 on Tripadvisor

An icon of the area, Montecito Sequoia Lodge is an all-inclusive year-round lodge and classic family summer camp located in Giant Sequoia National Monument between Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Rates include all lodging, meals and activities, and the property features a private lake, seasonal swimming pool, year-round hot tub and staff-led evening activities. The lodge is ideally situated midway between the General Sherman Tree in Sequoia and the General Grant Tree in Kings Canyon.

Rates start at $230 per night (inclusive of all meals and activities).

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to intended stay. Pets not allowed.

Stony Creek Lodge

Rated 3.0 out of 5 on TripAdvisor

Set in Sequoia National Forest on the border of the national park, Stony Creek Lodge is just 13 miles from Lodgepole Visitor Center and 15 miles from Sequoia’s Giant Forest. Comprised of 11 basic rooms, the lodge has a small on-site restaurant, gift shop and gas station.

Rates start at $239 per night.

Compare rates and book: Expedia | Hotels.com | Booking.com | Tripadvisor

Fine Print: No minimum stay. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before check-in. Pets not allowed.

Cedar Grove Lodging

Remote part of Kings Canyon 35 miles east of Grant Grove

Knapp's Cabin in Cedar Grove, a remote region of King's Canyon with limited lodging areas.

Deep in the heart of Kings Canyon National Park lies Cedar Grove, a glaciated canyon set 35 miles from the hustle and bustle of Grant Grove. Given its remoteness, Cedar Grove is one of the quieter areas of the park and a great option for those wanting to escape the crowds. There are numerous trails and natural features in Cedar Grove, including North Dome, Grand Sentinel, Zumwalt Meadow, Roaring Falls and Muir Rock. Open seasonally between May and October (weather permitting), Cedar Grove can be reached via Hwy 180.

Cedar Grove Lodge

Rated 4.0 out of 5 on Tripadvisor

A 35-mile drive from the crowds of Grant Grove, Cedar Grove Lodge is set in a glaciated section of Kings Canyon National Park close to a variety of lesser known attractions like Roads End, North Dome, Grand Sentinel, Zumwalt Meadow, Roaring Falls and Muir Rock. With 21 rooms to choose from, the lodge is operational between late May and mid-October and tends to book out months in advance during high season.

Rooms start at $169 per night.

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Fine Print: No minimum stay requirement. Most reservations can be changed or canceled free of charge within 2 days of scheduled arrival date. Pets not allowed.

Shaded campsites at Sentinel Campground in the Cedar Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park. Part of a Sequoia lodging guide.

Cedar Grove Campgrounds

Cedar Grove has four campgrounds – all of which feature toilets, potable drinking water and sites with fire rings, picnic tables and bear boxes. Showers and laundry facilities can be accessed at nearby Cedar Grove Village. All campgrounds are by reservation only throughout most of the year, and reservations can be made online at recreation.gov. Canyon View Group Campground is tent only, but all others accommodate both tents and RVs.

Mineral King Area Lodging

Sequoia National Park’s Best Kept Secret

A trail leading through a forest with mountains in the background in Mineral King Meadow, Sequoia National Park. Part of a Sequoia Lodging Guide.

A subalpine glacial valley set in the southern region of Sequoia National Park, Mineral King is quite possibly Sequoia’s best kept secret. One of the oldest settlements in the entire Sierra Nevada and a former mining community, Mineral King is void of the crowds you’ll find elsewhere in Sequoia National Park. There are numerous hikes in the area leading to pristine views and some of the most stunning subalpine lakes in the country. To reach Mineral King, take Hwy 198 to Three Rivers and then turn off at the Mineral King Road junction two miles before the park’s Ash Mountain Entrance. The area can only be accessed seasonally between late May and late October, weather permitting.

Silver City Mountain Resort

Rated 4.5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor

Nestled deep in Sequoia National Park near Mineral King Valley, Silver City Mountain Resort is difficult to reach, but well worth the added effort. Far from the hustle and bustle of Grant Grove and Lodgepole, the resort promises an authentic mountain experience and consists of 16 cabins, a restaurant, small convenience shop and playground for kids. Open seasonally between June and October, there are a plethora of nearby hikes ranging from novice to advanced.

Cabins start at $396 per night.

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Fine Print: 2-3 night minimum stay. 80% refund for cancellations up to 60 days before check-in. Reservations may be moved up to 30 days before check-in. Pets allowed, but discouraged.

A shady campsite surrounded by sequoia trees in Atwell Mill Campground in the Mineral King Campground in Sequoia National Park. Part of a Sequoia lodging guide.

Mineral King Campgrounds

There are two campgrounds in the Mineral King area, both of which are tent only and feature vault toilets and seasonal potable drinking water. All sites are equipped with a fire ring, picnic table and bear lockers. Atwell Mill Campground is first-come, first-served and Cold Springs Campground is reservation only.

Sequoia Wilderness Lodging

Backcountry Glamping in Sequoia’s High Sierra Wilderness

High sierra backcountry trail weaving through a forest. Part of a Sequoia lodging guide.

After the experience of a lifetime? Sequoia and Kings Canyon offer two of the best hike-in camps in California. Fully catered with flush toilets and hot showers, pack nothing more than a day pack and head into rugged High Sierra Wilderness for a few days. Bearpaw Camp is a rustic outpost set 11.5 miles along the iconic High Sierra Trail and Sequoia High Sierra Camp offers a more luxury glamping experience with a shorter hike in. As one might expect, reservations for both are competitive.

Bearpaw High Sierra Camp

Rated 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor

Note: Bearpaw High Sierra Camp will remain closed in 2022 due to the effects of the KNP Complex Fire and plans to upgrade the water infrastructure.

For those wanting to get off the well trodden path (quite literally) and explore High Sierra backcountry, Bearpaw High Sierra Camp offers the perfect opportunity to do so. Set 11.5 miles along the High Sierra Trail in national park wilderness, the camp consists of 6 tent cabins perched on a rocky saddle overlooking the Great Western Divide. Typically operational between June and September, reservations are extremely competitive and it is recommended to book the day they become available (usually on January 2nd). Bearpaw High Sierra Camp comes equipped with central hot showers, flush toilets and a shared dining area.

Rates are $360 per adult per night and include two meals per day.

Check availability and book.

Fine Print: No minimum stay, though 2+ nights are recommended. Reservations for the year typically open on January 2nd. 30 day cancellation policy.

Sequoia High Sierra Camp

Rated 4.5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor

One of the best glamping sites in all of California, Sequoia High Sierra Camp is a luxury outpost situated in High Sierra wilderness. The camp consists of 32 deluxe canvas tent cabins, an open air dining pavilion and a central bathhouse with flush toilets and hot showers. Set just a mile from Marvin Pass Trailhead, the camp is hike-in only, but easy to reach. From camp, there are numerous trails to explore in the area including Seville Lake, Mitchell Peak, Rowell Meadow and Redwood Canyon.

Rates are $300 per person per night, inclusive of all meals. Check availability and book.

Fine Print: 2-night minimum stay. Cancellation requests made by phone at least 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date will receive a refund less a 6% cancellation fee.

Sequoia Foothills Lodging

Low Elevation Campgrounds Near the Park Boundary

Grassy area with small trees and hills in the background in the Sequoia Foothills. Part of a Sequoia lodging guide.

Easily accessible year-round, the Sequoia Foothills region lies at low elevation along the park’s western boundary. Most lodging sits just inside Sequoia National Park’s Ash Mountain Entrance, a short drive from the buzz of the Giant Forest area. It’s a great option for those visiting in early Spring, when the foothills are covered in wildflowers, or for those wanting to base themselves in an Airbnb or Vrbo in nearby Three Rivers.

Sequoia Airbnb INSIDE the Park Gates

Rated 4.6 out of 5 on Vrbo

Sleeping up to 10, this 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom home is a wonderful option for groups and families. The property features an indoor fireplace, wood stove, large deck, A/C, heating and WiFi. With beautiful views of the Sierra Nevada, the airbnb is located just inside the Sequoia National Park gates and is 2 miles from Tunnel Rock and 6 miles from the Giant Forest.

Rates average $375 per night for the home.

Compare rates and book: Vrbo | Expedia

Fine Print: 2-night minimum stay. Taxes and fees excluded from the above rate. Free cancellation up to 60 days before check-in. Pets not allowed.

Shaded campsite in the Sequoia foothills with a picnic table, bear locker and fire ring. Part of a Sequoia lodging guide.

Sequoia Foothills Area Campgrounds

There are three campgrounds in the Sequoia Foothills area. Buckeye Flat and Potwisha are situated just inside Sequoia’s Ash Mountain Entrance and feature flush toilets and potable drinking water, but lack shower facilities. Alternatively, South Fork is a primitive campground set an hour’s drive from other park attractions; it has vault toilets, but no potable drinking water or on-site staff, making it important to arrive prepared. Buckeye Flat is reservation only, whereas Potwisha and South Fork are both first-come, first-served.

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