The Best Car Campgrounds
- Buckeye Flat Campground in Sequoia: This is a small, secluded, and especially pretty campground in the Foothills area, with a prime location amid a grove of oaks. The only downfall is that it can get very hot in the summer because of the relatively low elevation.
- Sunset Campground in Kings Canyon: Spread over a rolling hilltop beneath tall trees, this is a peaceful place that glows late into the evening as the sun goes down. It offers some nicely secluded sites, and it's well located for hikes to some of the park's most impressive big trees.
The Best Primitive Campgrounds
- South Fork Campground in Sequoia: This is the smallest developed campsite in the park. It's just inside the park's boundary, set at 3,650 feet along the South Fork of the beautiful Kaweah River.
- Atwell Mill Campground in Sequoia: The site is situated along Atwell Creek near the East Fork of the Kaweah River in the remote Mineral King region of the park. You'll need time and patience to reach it -- allow at least an hour for the curvy and narrow 25-mile road in to the campground -- but it's well worth the trouble.