Description

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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
191 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Boating

While motorized crafts aren’t allowed, there are still many awesome ways to explore these lovely waterways. Checkout our kayaki...Read more

Fishing

There are amazing fishing opportunities here with a plethora of lakes, creeks and rivers in both Sequoia and King’s Canyon. Fly...Read more

Hiking

Lace up your hiking boots and be sure to spend enough time to see the wonders that Sequoia offers-- there are dozens of trails ...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is found primarily in King’s Canyon further up, but one trip goes to the General Sherman tree and the surround...Read more

Paddling

Only extreme kayakers are recommended to try the trips in Sequoia and King’s Canyon, and they should still be cautious. It is h...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Off-Highway Vehicles can glide on through this national park for a joyride, but should stay on the designated road! Kern Valley...Read more

Climbing

The alpine El Capitan… AKA The Angel Wings, an 1,800 foot granite wall with an amazing south face that offers crazy climbing. T...Read more

Snow sports

Skip that traditional snow trip to the same old spot you go to every winter and try Sequoia instead… It’ll be your new vacation...Read more

Swimming

Paradise Creek is rightly named for a reason: it’s a swimming paradise! Calm pools and cascades surrounded by wildflowers... Pe...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Rafting in Sequoia/Kings Canyon promises an exciting and adrenaline-pumping adventure with the Kaweah, Kings and Kern Rivers av...Read more

Wildlife watching

Marmots, endangered bighorn sheep, pocket gophers and gopher snakes are only some of the 300 species of wildlife living here. W...Read more

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Hipcamper Robert
Robert M.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2020

Nestled just a few miles out of the giant forest, in Sequoia National Park, is Lodgepole Campground. One of the most beautiful campgrounds my group has been to. The campground is large and features numerous sites, some more in the woods, others closer to the Kaweah River. With a market, gift shop, laundry, bathroom, and showers the grounds have great amenities for everyone. Each site comes with ample space, picnic table, fire pit, and bear locker.
The most notable feature is the proximity to Sequoia National Park. The campground is minutes away from the Giant Forest, Moro Rock, and miles and miles of hiking trails. Had an incredible time this summer, will definitely be back.

Home for the weekend. Site was right next to Kaweah River.Morning over the slowly flowing Kaweah River. A Milky Way canopy over the trees makes our home for the nightTaking a much needed break underneath the giants
Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 7th, 2018

Lodgepole campground was a great choice for us! Lots of hiking trails to take without having to leave the campground. The view is beautiful no matter which camp site you have.

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Hipcamper Karen
Karen Q.
recommends this listing.
February 9th, 2018

Campsites are a bit bigger than I had anticipated. Definitely room for more than one tent, depending on how big your tents are. We brought a 6 people tent and had enough space for another one. Great location, near the trailhead for Tokopah Falls which is a must see!

Hipcamper Brandon
Brandon R.
recommends this listing.
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 Michael
Michael C.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2017

Went the last week of June 2016. Cluster of sites 80-84 are absolutely great! Right above the stream with lots of shade.

Hipcamper megan
Megan R.
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 Nicole
Nicole M.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2017

It is past the other campgrounds by quite a bit but it is TOTALLY worth it. Plus it is open longer than most campgrounds at that high of elevation.

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

Great destination near amazing variety of trails

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy F.
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.

Relaxing with some John Muir in the Sierras
Park
Sequoia National Park
State
California
Country
United States
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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