New Campground Fees for SEKI
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Propose Campground Fee Increases SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. August 16, 2022 – Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (the 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: Site Type Current Fee Proposed Fee Standard Campsite $22 $28 in 2023; $32 in 2024 Stock Campsite $22 $40 in 2023 Mid-sized Group Campsite $40 $50 in 2023 Large Group Campsite $50, $60, $70 $60, $70, $80 in 2023 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.
The parks are interested in hearing your thoughts about the proposed increases in campground fees. To provide input on this proposal, please visit the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/SEKICampgroundFeeIncrease. Comments may also be sent via mail or hand-delivery to: Superintendent, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Attn: Campground Fee Increase, 47050 Generals Highway, Three Rivers, CA 93271.
All written comments concerning this project must be transmitted, postmarked, or hand-delivered by September 14, 2022.