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Campground near Roads End

Postby Satsuma » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:51 pm

We are going to make Roads End loop in August, already got our permit reservations for 5 people. The questiion - is there a possibility to spend a night before we get our real permits in the morning and start? Is there anything always available for backpackers or should we find and reserve a campground somewhere at distance. We never started from there, and I know trailheads at Roads End are very busy.

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Re: Campground near Roads End

Postby maverick » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:02 pm

Hi Satsuma

Canyon View, Moraine, Sentinel, and Sheep Creek all are near Cedar Grove, and
all are $18 a night.
This SEKI NPS site will give all the campgrounds with further info.
http://www.nps.gov/seki/planyourvisit/camp_alpha.htm
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Re: Campground near Roads End

Postby Satsuma » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:35 pm

Thanks a lot, maverick.

Are chances good to find a spot if we arrive like 7pm on Aug, 10 (Wednesday)?
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Re: Campground near Roads End

Postby LMBSGV » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:14 pm

I don't think you'll have any problem, especially on a weekday. I've been in Sentinel on a weekday in August twice and it wasn't full and there were lots of sights in Moraine. Moraine would be my first choice. One warning: the bears are rather bold so put eveything in the bear box.
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Re: Campground near Roads End

Postby tim » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:11 pm

But see Maverick's other post about closures of other campgrounds in SEKI that week. People are being diverted to Moraine. That means the Kings Canyon campgrounds (all walk-in) may be much fuller than normal. Have you thought about trying to reserve at Hume Lake instead? The drive to the trailhead isn't too bad from there.
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Re: Campground near Roads End

Postby ericZ » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:55 am

if those four near roads end are full i recall seeing one called convict flat around yucca point. much closer to your trailhead than hume. not sure which jurisdiction it falls under, forest, park, monument...

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Re: Campground near Roads End

Postby AlmostThere » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:33 am

Convict Flat is a NF campground. A good bit of the road going into Kings Canyon is in NF - so you will see fire rings in pullouts along the way, because people can camp in pullouts. Not in the park, mind you, just in the NF.
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