Azalea Campground

Kings Canyon National Park

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Highway 180
Hume, CA 93628
559-565-3341
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GPS: 36.742, -118.966

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 110
Elevation: 6585 ft
Max Length: 30 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G
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4airstreamers
Chandler, AZ
25 2006 Airstream Safari FB
2010 Toyota Sequoia
22 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 84

4airstreamers would stay here again

“Lovely Forest Campground Near Major Attractions”

Reviewed Jul 03, 2016

Overall Rating

We enjoyed our stay at Azalea. We pulled in on a Sunday morning between 10 and 11 o'clock and had plenty of choices. There were some low-hanging branches we couldn't avoid, so we got our first scratch as we were perusing the sites. But we shook it off as part of the adventurous experience we signed up for when we got the trailer.

There are lots of sites and they vary greatly, but there seem to be plenty of larger sites for RVs. We didn't know what to expect in this first-come/first served campground, but we were surprised to have so many choices during the summer. Arriving on a Sunday is probably a good idea.

We loved the abundance of trees and the shrubbery to provide relative privacy between sites! There are bear boxes at each site, and the rangers make it very clear that you need to use them if you don't have a hard-sided RV. We saw no wildlife around, but that's probably because the rangers are so strict and good about enforcing the food storage rules.

The restrooms were clean. Flush toilets are always nice. There is no soap (because of the bears) or hand dryers/paper towels in the restrooms so bring your own. No showers. We arrived with a full tank of fresh water as the website said water might not be available, but there was a spigot you could attach your own hose to to fill your tank.

Grant Grove is a wonderful central location to visit both parks. The day we arrived, we explored the Grant Grove area that afternoon. We spent one day down in Sequoia and another day in Kings Canyon's Cedar Grove area. It worked out nicely.

As for cell service, we have T-Mobile so we had zero. That's okay. When we camp, we enjoy being disconnected.

When it was time to head out of the park, we drove about six miles to Princess Campground to use the dump station. The fee was $10.

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This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Life's Little Adv...

30 Lazy Daze 50th Anniversary 30' Island Bed
2011 Subaru Forester
60 reviews
Nightly rate: $9
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 50

Life's Little Adventures would stay here again

“Typical national park campground but good location in Kings Canyon with the bonus of a Verizon signal”

Reviewed May 07, 2015

Overall Rating

Because most of the national parks were built long before RVing became so popular, many of the sites are short and very unlevel. There are a number of longer sites but it took several tries for us to find one appropriate. We saw a 40' or longer class A barely squeezed into a site and a couple of longer 5th wheels but small campers would have better luck at finding a site here. Be sure to arrive late morning when people have left. During our three nights there we saw most people come in late and only spend one night so there were always plenty of sites to choose from in the early afternoon.

The campground is pleasant with lots of trees, which makes it tough to get much solar, but surprisingly we only heard one generator while we were there. Since we were out in the park most of the day what little sun we got was enough to keep our batteries charged.

The restrooms are old but clean and have flush toilets.There is a drinking water spigot outside the restroom and several throughout the campground. Apparently there used to be dump station at one time but it is now closed. Signs warned of a water shortage and asked people to conserve so I would come with water just in case.

This is within walking distance to the visitor center and stores at Grant Grove Village and a trail also leads to the Grant Grove of giant sequoias, with many other trails from there.

We just assumed there would be no cell service in the campground since we had just come from Sequoia where there was none, so we were quite surprised to find a strong Verizon signal with 4G.

The nightly rate is $18 but we paid $9 with the senior pass. Self pay envelopes are near the restroom. We never saw a ranger the entire time we were there.

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • ADA Accessible
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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