Cove Group Campground


Cove Group Campground is set an elevation of 6,400 feet, just 18 miles from Lake Hume in California's Sequoia National Forest.

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 and Grizzly Falls.

Recreation: Several trails pass nearby, offering excellent hiking, and streams along the way provide trout fishing. At Lake Hume visitors enjoy swimming, boating, fishing and hiking.

Facilities: This group site holds one group up to 50 people. Showers, picnic areas, drinking water and group campfire rings are provided. 

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

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.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by visiting  Reservations must be made 2 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance.
Fees  $175/night
Usage: Medium
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: This is bear country; visitors should follow safety precautions and store food in bear-proof containers Vehicles are limited to 20 cars or 10 RVs Off-road vehicles are not permitted in the campground Camping fee does not include Park Entrance Fee

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. 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 Hume Lake Ranger District, (559) 338-2251 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

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.665, -118.83806
36°39'54"N, 118°50'17"W

From Fresno, California, go east on Highway 180 towards Kings Canyon National Park. Take a right on the General's Highway and travel approximately 10 miles south to campground entrance on the left.

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