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Nothing beats Sequoia National Park camping if record-breaking trees are what you’re after. But if you appreciate a little scenic variety, Lodgepole Campground should be your new go-to. The Kaweah River, Giant Forest Grove, and a nearby meadow bursting with wildflowers will make any kind of camper happy. At an elevation of 6,700 feet, Lodgepole Campground’s mountain views might Continue reading...

Nothing beats Sequoia National Park camping if record-breaking trees are what you’re after. But if you appreciate a little scenic variety, Lodgepole Campground should be your new go-to. The Kaweah River, Giant Forest Grove, and a nearby meadow bursting with wildflowers will make any kind of camper happy. At an elevation of 6,700 feet, Lodgepole Campground’s mountain views might just give nearby General Sherman (largest tree in the world!) a run for its money. Summer nights get chilly up here, but you can warm yourself up by the fire ring, or bundle up to enjoy the nightly Interpretive Ranger programs.

Campsite area
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No. of sites
191
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
Sewage
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Biking
Wind sports
Surfing
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Hipcamper Peter
Peter
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 25th, 2015

Lodgepole is one of the best campgrounds in Sequoia National Park. Much more favorable summer temperatures than the lower park campgrounds, and right on the river! Check out the moderate 3.4 mile round trip hike ending at Tokopah Falls.

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Hipcamper Peter
Peter
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 13th, 2015

My family and I have been going here for as long as I can remember, and I can't get enough of it! Best spots are in the back, 125-128. 128 is hands down the best site in the whole camp ground. Best time to go is in late June, early July, depending on rainfall.

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Hipcamper Oshie
Oshie
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 6th, 2015

Summer "peak" season when showers are open at the Lodgepole Market, mornings at the shower rooms are empty to low traffic of folks and afternoons/dusk are pretty crowded. Plan accordingly and get your quarters ready! There's a bill changer by the door.

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Hipcamper Hayden
Hayden
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 6th, 2016

Camped here in the end of September (end of the season). The campsite and park weren't crowded at all. About 5 hours away from the LA area but a perfect place to get fresh air and escape the lights. I recommend getting a spot close to the creek since its so beautiful to see from your tent. The staff was very kind and the camp was clean, especially the bathrooms. There is a market/gift store down the road. It's like a small grocery store so even if you forget something I'm sure they'll have it. There are so many thing to do in the park so you're never bored. The park is so beautiful and Lodgepole made it perfect. If your going to stay in the park I recommend staying here.

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Hipcamper Sabrina
Sabrina
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 12th, 2016

Went camping here last summer. Moderately crowded (it was in August, so not a surprise), cool mornings, and clean, crisp air. We went to see General Sherman (largest tree in the world by volume) and THAT was crowded. But the nights were pretty peaceful, and the scenery is beautiful. There are lots of bears too! So make sure you remember to lock up your stuff.

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy
recommends this listing.
March 1st, 2017

Some of the sites are not large (and if you don't have a reservation they'll ask how larger your tent is when you arrive), but this place is definitely worth the stay (and worth the hassle trying to get a spot). The stream that runs through the middle of the campground and the proximity to all of the awesome Sequoia sites make this the perfect campground for the park.

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Hipcamper megan
megan
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 17th, 2017

I was amazed by the beauty of this campground. It is also impressively well kept. Tons of trees, mountain views, and the sound of rushing water was what led me here. I've camped everywhere in California and this is easily a top 3 for me. It is a rather large campground and in the late spring/summer when we were there it was packed with tons of happy campers! The good news is that since it is such a large campground there is a chance you can snag a spot last minute if you get there early enough :) There's also an awesome visitor center down the road from the campground that has a couple places to eat/grocery store AND coin operated showers :)

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Hipcamper Brandon
Brandon
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November 17th, 2017

There is only one of the loops open for campsites until the end of November. Then you are allowed to sleep in your camper in the parking lot during winter months.

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Hipcamper heather
heather
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 9th, 2017

Great destination near amazing variety of trails

Park
Sequoia National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(559) 565-3341
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.605° N, 118.728° W
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