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Buckeye Flat Campground Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks California

Buckeye Flat Overview

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Buckeye Flat Campground has 28 campsites and is located in a stand of oak trees along the middle fork of the Kaweah River in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park. Campsites can accommodate tents only. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring, grate and food storage locker.  The campground has snappy flush toilets and drinking water. There are no hookups at this campground. Reservations are accepted late March to late September. Sites are first-come first-serve late September through late October.

All campsites can accommodate up to 1 vehicle and 6 people per site. Overflow parking is available.

Our favorite Buckeye Flat campsites are: 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 22.

You can also find a cafe, camping supplies, firewood, ice and other food services within 10 miles of the campground.

Buckeye Flat – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation includes rafting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, photography, and wildlife viewing. There is also a decent swimming hole just below the campground, but mind the waterfalls and swift current elsewhere.  The Giant Forest is also just a short 30-minute drive where you’ll find the largest trees on Earth. Popular hiking trails close to Buckeye Flat campground include Paradise Creek, Middle Fork, Moro Rock and  Marble Falls.

Other campground options in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park are SunsetAzaleaDorst CreekLodgepole and Crystal Springs.

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Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Whitewater Kayaking
  • Wildlife Viewing
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, California 93271
559 565-4488
Lat / Long:

36.52112, -118.76388

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Best Campsites

11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 22.

Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • Tent
# of Campsites:

28

Season:

Early April – Late September

Elevation:

2,800

Buckeye Flat Photos & Video

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Buckeye Flat Comments & Reviews

Visited Buckeye Flat Campground lately? We'd love to hear about your adventure. Did you find us useful? Did we forget something? Anything our community should know before heading out to Buckeye Flat?

38 Comments on “Buckeye Flat”

  1. Diana Deven says:

    Is there any hook up for RV

    • Hi Diana,
      There are no hookups at Buckeye Flat campground.

      • Dear Camp Ranger,
        Are TV’s allowed in Buck Eye Flat Campgrounds and if so is there any limitations?
        Or is it restricted to tents only?
        Are there any approved rental companies that set up at Buckeye Flat?
        Last Q, Are generators allowed?
        Looking forward to your reply!
        Thanks, Jeff

      • Hi Jeff,
        Buckeye Flat campsites are tent-only, no RVs or trailers. Generators are not allowed either.

  2. Sharon Clearwater says:

    Which campsite is closets to the Toilet?

    • Hi Sharon!
      You can click on the ‘Campground Map’ button to see the layout of Buckeye Flat campground including what campsites are closest to the toilets. Campsites 14-18 are the winners!

  3. Michelle M says:

    We’ll be staying at site 19 next week, can’t wait! Is this site correct in saying there is potable/drinking water at this campground?

  4. Do we have to bring our own Tent?

  5. Planning on heading up there saturday morning. Do you think we will have trouble getting a spot?

    • Hi Matty,
      Weather looks to be nice this weekend up at Buckeye Flat campground (low 70s high / mid 40s low), so the campground should be a least half occupied. With that said, your chances are good that there will be at least a few campsites available Saturday morning. Arriving Friday evening would be best though.

  6. Chris Alvarado says:

    I made a reservation for my family of 5 at site 3. We have two 10 man tents and a 5×7 utility trailer pulled by a Toyota sequoia for our gear. Is there enough space for this set-up or should I reserve a second campsite?

  7. Jessica Christopher says:

    Which sites are closest to the water? Thank you!

    • Hi Jessica,
      You can click on the Campground Map button to get an idea of which Buckeye Flat campsites are closest to the water. Basically sites 12-22 are closest.

  8. Debating between site 19 and 24. Want more shade and close proximity to site 20 (where another friend will he staying. Wish there is info about how far is site 19 to site 20. Have 3 boys that could be noisy so worry site 24 area is quite crowded.

    Advice?

    • Hi Ada,
      Both campsites 19 and 24 have nice shade. Campsite #20 is a handicap (ADA) site and you can see it when viewing the picture for campsite #24. Site #20’s picnic table (paved under table) is right behind campsite #24. You are correct that the camping area for #24 is close to the other sites (#20 and #27). Campsite #19 has a larger camping area and definitely more private (away from other sites). It’s also right across the road from campsite #20. You can click on the ‘campground map’ button to get an idea. I’d lean toward #19. Hope this helps!

  9. Can you swim in the water? Kids play in water

    • Hi Magali,
      There is a decent swimming hole just below Buckeye Flat Campground, but avoid the waterfalls and swift current elsewhere. The Middle Fork Kaweah River does get pretty high and fast in the spring and early summer months.

  10. Jessica Christopher says:

    Which campsites are the most private? The most wooded?

    • Hi Jessica,
      Not too sure, but you may look at the ‘Campground Map’ to get an idea of which sites are more by themselves (away from other sites), and then check out the photos.

  11. Nicole V says:

    Hi there!
    Are you open the weekend of March 25th? Is it first come first served? Thank you!

    • Hi Nicole,
      It is closed and the first night you can stay this year is March 31 (reservations). It looks like there are about 18 sites available to reserve that night, but for only the night of March 31. The days/nights after that are reserved.

  12. How close did the KNP fire get to the campground? Was the campground or surrounding trees burned? Also interested in recommendations for hikes near (<30min drive) the campground. Thanks.

    • Hi JT,
      Yes, the KNP fire did burn through the area (although the campground was saved). We don’t have a CampsitePhotos.com person in the area so not sure how many trees within the campground burned. Much of the forest (trees/shrub, etc.) were burned around the campground though.

      The Giant Forest is also just a short 30-minute drive where you’ll find the largest trees on Earth. Popular hiking trails close to Buckeye Flat campground include Paradise Creek, Middle Fork, Moro Rock and Marble Falls.

  13. Wondering if site thirteen works for two smaller tents?

  14. Luis M Vargas says:

    Hi,planning to camp middle of may ,i have a cat,i just want to know if i can take her

  15. Hi, is it possible to pitch up two small 2-person tents on one site or do we have to book two of them?

  16. Hello, was wondering what sites you would recommend for a large group

    • Hi Gina,
      All the campsites at Buckeye Flat Campground have a maximum capacity of 1 vehicle and 6 people, so you can’t have any more than that at a particular campsite. The campsites with a bit more room (larger camping area) include 11, 14, 17, 22 and 27.

  17. Are there any restrictions regarding car camping? I’ll be bringing my converted SUV and typically sleep in the car.

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