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Sequoia National Park, California

Potwisha (NPS Campground)

Sequoia National Park, California

47050 Generals Hwy
Sequoia National Park, California 93262
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 42
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.516113492999
Longitude: -118.80106505752

Elevation: 2084' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

We used a Golden Age pass to get the rate we had. We had a 22' RV so we were able to go on the winding roads in the park to the Visitor Center and the General Sherman tree, and out the north side. Our site was not level (#12) but it appeared the sites in the 20's were level, from driving around the campground. We parked so our heads were on the uphill side of the unit and we were fine with not being level, since we were there only one night. There are no connections. The bathrooms are adequate, and there is electricity in the bathroom that we could use for our coffee grinder. There were many tent campers. It was a lovely area to camp in and made a good starting point for viewing the park the next day. We camped at Potwisha (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in a 24' class C. We stayed here knowing that we would not be able to take it beyond this point on the General's Highway, but hadn't done any dry camping with the unit and wanted to try it here for 1 night. The road coming in is extremely winding. This campground is in the Sierra foothills and not in the big trees. For that you need to go to one of the other campgrounds and enter the park from the north. Those campgrounds had been closed when were there or not available for advanced reservations. There was no way to get the unit level due to the slope. In fact, we didn't see any sites that were even close to level. Overall it was fine, but don't think we'll be back. We camped at Potwisha (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

If you have a rig that is 25plus feet don't go to this campground. Also if you go be sure to takes lots of leveling equipment. Our site was a pull thru paved but we have to jack the trailer up on one side about eight inches! We watched class c come into back up sites and could not get level. Fifth wheels were hitting the trees as they came through the campground. Otherwise the campground was very nice and clean. We did enjoy our stay there though. We camped at Potwisha (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground set amid oaks, California buckeyes, manzanitas and other lovely trees and shrubs. Our site, #22, was a back-in site which was large, spacious, fairly level and nestled in its own little grove of oaks. There are flush toilets and running water in the campground, but no showers. The dump station is across the road where there is also a potable water source for filling your fresh water tanks. Use of the bear storage boxes is strictly enforced. This campground makes a great base for exploring Sequoia National Park. Our fee reflects the fact that we have a Golden Age Pass. The regular nightly fee is $18. I would not recommend this campground to anyone with a big rig due to the narrow winding roads both in the campground itself and into the park from Three Rivers, but for anyone in a smaller rig or tent camping, it's a gem! We camped at Potwisha (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the type of camp ground you would expect for a national park. Potwisha is the only campground RV accessible on the south end of the park. Reservations are not available and this camp ground is quite popular in the summer. In the winter you get your pick of the sites and it makes a good place to setup camp out of the snow if you want to visit the Wolverton snow play area which is about 30-45 minutes up the mountain from here. There are 2 dump and fill stations directly across the highway from this camp ground. There are 8 pull through sites available at this location however leveling is a challenge. There is a river within walking distance that’s nice for a swim in the hot summer months. Also a few hiking trails to a swinging bridge (haven’t been there) and hospital rock (high altitude long hike). There is an amphitheater with ranger programs during peak season. This is also an active bear area bear boxes at every camp site and in a previous tent camping experience here I did have to run a bear away from our car. The national park service does employee a bear patrol who has tagged the bears with locations. We camped at Potwisha (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 213
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

We had site #24, a paved back-in with no utilities but more level than many in the CG, we had shade on the rear of the RV but didn't need it because it was cold and rainy our entire stay. Noisy on the weekend. We only have a 30 ft class A but we were the largest thing in the CG and it really is not designed or maintained for full-size motorhomes. The roads were narrow and we encountered many low hanging tree branches and encroaching bushes. This was an active bear area while we were there and several vehicles were damaged by bears looking for food. Our tow car window was broken even though we had no food, toiletries or trash in the car. Bummer for us but most likely much worse for the bear in the long run. Easy drive to the Giant Forest from this campground and we got through to the Grant Grove area one day when chains were not required. Nightly rate reflects the Interagency Senior Pass discount. We camped at Potwisha (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2006 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice low elevation campground thats best in the Spring and Fall. Temps get well over 100 degrees in the summer. A foothill area with wild flowers and Oak Trees everywhere. It has flush toilets and a dump station, but no other amenities. It has some great hiking trails and wildlife is abundant. Located between Three Rivers and Sequoia National Park you have a few mile drive to the grocery store if you forget anything. An easy drive up Hwy 198 East of Visalia and is my favorite cool weather campground. We camped at Potwisha (NPS Campground) in a Tent Trailer.

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