Image of the entrance booth at Lodgepole Campground, in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. One sign in the photo reads: "Lodgepole Campground. Camping by Permit Only." A second sign reads: "Campground Full. ALL Sites Reserved."

Civic Engagement Information


Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (parks) are proposing a fee increase at 14 front country campgrounds: Atwell Mill, Cold Springs, Potwisha, Buckeye Flat, Dorst Creek, Lodgepole, Wolverton Stock campsites, Azalea, Sunset, Crystal Springs, Sentinel, Moraine, Sheep Creek, and Canyon View. The proposed fee increases would be enacted in two phases, with the first increase implemented on January 1, 2023 and a second increase on January 1, 2024. The increases would be implemented as follows:

*Standard (tent and RV) campsite fees would increase from the current rate of $22 to $28 in 2023 and $32 in 2024.
* Stock campsite fees would increase from the current rate of $22 to $40 in 2023, with no additional increase in 2024.
* Mid-sized Group campsite fees would increase from the current rate of $40 to $50 in 2023, with no additional increase in 2024.
* Large Group campsite fees would increase from the current rates of $50, $60, and $70 to $60, $70, and $80 in 2023, with no additional increase in 2024.

The park's $35 per vehicle entrance fee, $20 per person entrance fee, and $30 motorcycle entrance fee are all currently priced as recommended by National Park Service-wide pricing guidelines and would not change.

This action proposes to bring Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' campground fees in line with similar campgrounds in the area and would enable the parks to keep up with the rising costs of campground operations. For example, the additional revenue collected under these proposed fee increases would support ongoing maintenance and renovation projects, including the replacement of fire rings, picnic tables and bear boxes; the rehabilitation of comfort stations; and the removal of barriers for improved accessibility.

Public feedback on the proposed action will be accepted from August 16 until midnight, September 14, 2022. Please provide feedback online by clicking on the "comment now" button below.

Feedback may also be mailed to:

Superintendent
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Attn: Campground Fee Increase
47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271

All written feedback concerning this project must be transmitted, postmarked, or hand-delivered by September 14, 2022.
 
Comment Period: Closed        Aug 16, 2022 - Sep 14, 2022
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