Decided to come to Sequoia & Kings Canyon last minute and was able to luckily snag a first come first served spot going right into a summer weekend. Azalea CG was a great home base for driving down into Kings Canyon, taking a day trip to Hume Lake, going down to see the Giant Sequoias, and walking to nearby big tree groves.
Would definitely stay here again.
This campground is just up the road from Grant Grove Village, and really close to General Grant Tree (super cool!!). This is a nice and quiet campground tucked in the trees. It gets dark early in here and stays kinda dim throughout the day. There are several loops, and you really can’t go wrong with any of them. While tents and RVs are mostly mixed, there is a small tent only loop. The closest showers are down the mountain at Stony Creek Village or at Cedar Grove Visitor Center and Village. Don’t forget to use the bear boxes. There is no need to drive to see big trees as there is a nice trail from the campground that leads to the General Grant Sequoia Grove, and a really nice trail through the Sequoia Grove.
We had originally planned on camping in a free spot for the week we stayed in Kong’s Canyon, but due to the snow we weren’t able to get to them and this was the only spot that had tent sites open!
A very well taken care of campsite, with nice fire pits, picnic tables and bear lockers at all sites! Surrounded by Sequoia Trees - it can’t get much better!
The bathrooms are clean, potable water available, a nice convent store right up the road and wonderful park rangers patrolling!
Azelea campground is in the center location for Grant's cove with both General grant tree as well as the village just a hike away or minutes by driving, the location is awesome but some of the features of the camp site are lacking compared to other sites. The main issue is the lack of bathroom sites as in the winter time azelea only has one bathroom building which depending on your location can be a huge drag as our site was pretty far away from it.The camp sites are also right on top of each other so be prepared to get pretty comfy with your neighbor. The site did allow camp fires which was great and the village featured a store that provided anything you could need. All in all as long as you have a location close to the bathroom you'll be golden and the location is awesome to getting anywhere in kings canyon.
Got to pick my site. Only certain campgrounds could have fires. This was one thankfully as it got cold. Large bear storage boxes.
We found a site just above the river for a peaceful and very relax few nights. This is the spot if you want privacy while enjoying sleeping under the stars.