Sunset campground is centrally located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central Californias rugged Sierra Nevada range. This group campground is at an elevation of 6,500 feet. A number of hiking trails begin within walking distance of the campground including the one mile trail to the General Grant Tree. Natural Features: Sunset campground is located in a mixed evergreen forest of sugar pines, incense cedar, fir and sequoia trees. Summer days can be warm and dry with cool nights. Wildlife is abundant and includes black bear, mule deer, gray squirrel, golden-mantled ground squirrel, and a variety of resident birds, among many others. The dynamic landscape of the park evolves from geologic processes working over millennia to sculpt granite, marble and other forms of rock. Here in the parks are canyons carved by rivers and glaciers, towering rugged peaks and miles of underground caverns. Found throughout the park are thousands of lakes and ponds and miles of rivers and streams. Recreation: There are numerous recreation opportunities in the immediate area. From your campsite, you can hike to a sequoia grove that includes the General Grant Tree, the Nation’s Christmas Tree and only living memorial to our military veterans. Hike to the beautiful Ella Falls, a 50 foot waterfall or to Panoramic Point for a breathtaking view of the high Sierras. Facilities: Group sites are for tents only and have paved parking areas. The two group sites include picnic tables, fire rings and bear boxes. Flush toilets and potable water are available at the campground. Each group site can accommodate 15-30 people. Group sites are located across the street from Grant Grove Village were you will find the Kings Canyon Visitors Center, a restaurant, gift store, Post Office and market. Nightly campfire programs are offered at the nearby amphitheater. Nearby Attractions: Sunset campground is within an hour’s drive of the Giant Forest in Sequoia National Park, home of the biggest tree in the world, the General Sherman, and the Cedar Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. Fishing is 30 minutes away at Hume Lake in Sequoia National Forest. The national forest also includes Converse Basin and the Chicago Stump, where you can learn the history of logging in the area. The Crystal Caves are about a two hour drive (16 miles/63 km) from the campground. Reserve tour tickets in advance on Recreation.gov.
Campground is overall very nice. The campsites come with bear boxes to store your food or other gear that might be odorous. Each site comes with a fire pit with attached grill top that swings off. Some site have electric some don't depending on what you want. We stayed at number 107 which was near the top of the hill and was about a 150 foot walk to the edge where you could see the sunset over the valley. I would recommend site 103 or 104 as they are the top of the hill with the best views. There are restrooms available which are actual toilets and urinal not pit toilets. However there are no shower facilities. The days are mild and the nights were cool. Being so close the giant trees was amazing and the views are spectacular. Definitely a place to visit.