Big Meadow Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Located at an elevation of 7,600 feet, there are 30 single units and 8 double units. The roads and spurs have recently been improved. A camp host will be available in site # 7 (in Unit 1) to help you find a site and address any other concerns you may have. All sites include the following amenities: picnic tables, bear-resistant food lockers and campfire ring. For those trail-riding enthusiasts, there are many hiking, off-road vehicle and horse-riding trails in the vicinity, as well as a Pack Station to guide you to Jenny Lakes and into the wilderness areas above Big Meadows.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations for this campground can be made by visiting Reservations must be made days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 months in advance.
Fees Campsite fees range from $21 - 46
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Water: No potable water available
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Information Center: Guests will be required to purchase a forest/park permit at the entry of Kings Canyon National Park This is bear country; food should be stored properly. 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. 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.

General Information


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.71814, -118.83306
36°43'5"N, 118°49'59"W

Take Highway 180 east to the Kings Canyon National Park entrance, where you will be required to purchase a forest/park permit. After entering the park, continue 2 miles where you will stay to the right as though you were going to Sequoia National Park. Continue on the General's Highway approximately 6 miles to the turn off to Big Meadows. The Big Meadows Road (Forest Road 14S11) is located on the left-hand side of the road. Follow this road approximately 5 miles, where you will find the campground on right side of the road. Please refer to the small scale map, or contact the Hume Lake District office for more specific directions.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Every campground in all of the units would provide vaults toilets and information board with a map of Big Meadows and regulation about the campground. Each Campsite would have a table, and metal fire ring and a bear box. We recommend that you properly storage your food in the bear box, because bears are all in Big Meadows area.


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