The scenic Sunset Campground in California is nestled in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Nation Park, giving you access to the many local attractions. This specific campground accommodates tents and RVs, however, the two group campsites are only for tent camping.
Aside from the two group sites, it is first come, first served without reservations. There are no electric or water hookups available for any of the 157 sites, but there are water spouts located throughout the park, as well as restrooms. Most sites come equipped with a food locker (to lock away any food from bears), a picnic table, fire ring, and grill.
There are a variety of things to do while visiting Sunset Campground. For starters, its location gives you access to unlimited hiking and wildlife watching. While hiking the many developed trails in the area, be on the lookout for bears, as this area is an American Black Bear habitat. Mule deer, as well as different squirrel and bird species, also call the area home. You can hike to the nearby Ella Falls, a 50 foot waterfall where you have access to unforgettable views of the high Sierras. For entertainment back at the campground, there is an amphitheater close by, as well as evening and campfire programs.
If you're up for a longer hike and a little drive, check out Sequoia Grove where you can visit The General Grant Tree, found in the Kings Canyon National Park. The tree is actually the largest Giant Sequoia in the forest and the second largest tree in the world, making it a popular tourist attraction.
There is an entrance fee for the park that is generally $30 for a single car vehicle for 7 days, $20 for a motorcycle for seven days, or $50 for an annual pass in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon Nation Park.
Next time you're in California and searching for a truly authentic outdoor experience, come to Sunset Campground and check out all that Sequoia and Kings Canyon Nation Park has to offer.