Attention: Due to severe drought conditions, water conservations measures are in effect at this facility. The showers are closed and the number of operating water faucets has been reduced. Please use water wisely - - no bathing or dish washing at the faucets. Potable water may not be available due to severe drought conditions.

BELKNAP, CA

Belknap Campground sits by a small stream and sequoia grove at 5,000 feet elevation in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The Tule River and Belknap Creek run through or near the campground.The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central ...
Status: Open through Sat Oct 25 2014   Season Dates

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  • Six people per site including children
  • Off-road vehicles, trailers and RVs are not permitted
  • This is bear country; campers must bring approved bear containers and take precautions
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, Sequoia Recreation will be assessing a $7 additional vehicle fee per night on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicle in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered to be one vehicle and the third and fourth are also considered to be one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Click here to learn more about Sequoia National Forest

Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.

This facility is operated by Sequoia Recreation, a division of California Land Management and comments are welcome; comment forms are available from campground hosts or online.
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact the Kern River Ranger District (760) 376-3781.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Belknap Campground sits by a small stream and sequoia grove at 5,000 feet elevation in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The Tule River and Belknap Creek run through or near the campground.

    Natural Features:

    The Sequoia National Forest, located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, takes its name from the giant sequoia, the world's largest tree, which grows in more than 30 groves on the Forest's lower slopes.

    The Forest comprises about 1.1 million acres, and elevations range from about 1,000 to 12,000 feet, creating precipitous canyons and mountain streams with spectacular waterfalls, such as Salmon Creek Falls near Fairview and Grizzly Falls on the Kings River.

    Recreation:

    Trails in the monument are open to hikers, horseback riders and bikers. The trails wind through giant sequoia groves, up mountains and alongside wild rivers.

    A hiking trail also starts within the campground, leading into the sequoia grove, with fishing in Tule River along the way.

    Facilities:

    Belknap offers about 13 tent camping sites that can accommodate up to 6 guests each. Vault toilets, campfire rings and picnic areas are all provided.

    The Giant Sequoia Mercantile offers a wide variety of books, maps, gifts, local art, camping supplies and other merchandise.

    Booking Window
    Thu Sep 18 2014 - Sun Mar 15 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sat Oct 25 2014
    Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sat Oct 17 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Biking
    • Campfire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Picnic Area
    • River Access
    • Self Pay Station
    • Trails
    • Vault Toilets
    • Water
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 23 2014 -
    Oct 25 2014
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00-$24.00
    Peak Season
    May 22 2015 -
    Oct 17 2015
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00-$24.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    36.14167, -118.59972
    36°8'30"N, 118°35'59"W

    From Springville, California, proceed east on State Highway 190 for approximately 15 miles. Turn east on Nelson Drive and continue about a mile to the campground.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    BELKNAP

      CA 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)539-5230