At 6,700 feet of elevation on the banks of the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, Lodgepole Campground is one of the best places to stay in Sequoia National Park. Its central location is close to the Lodgepole Visitors Center, the famed General Sherman tree, the Giant Forest grove, and the Moro Rock trailhead. This gorgeous campground is dotted with pine and fir trees and has views of nearby peaks, while campsites feature picnic tables, fire rings, bear-proof storage boxes, and access to flush toilets. Just a fourth-mile from the campground, Lodgepole Village offers a market, cafe, gift shop, and showers. The park’s free shuttle service also picks up and drops off here.

Tips for Snagging a Campsite Reservation

  • Planning ahead is a must when it comes to getting a spot at this popular campground. Lodgepole Campground sites become available online 4 months in advance starting at 7am PT. 
  • There are no first-come, first-served sites at Lodgepole, but cancellations do return online as "available" after they are processed.
  • When to go

    Lodgepole Campground typically opens in May and closes in November, depending on the snowpack. For current season info and weather conditions, contact the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Ranger Station at (559) 565-3341. Sequoia crowds peak between June and August. If visiting in spring or fall, bring cold-weather camping gear for nighttime.

    Campsite area
    Tent or RV sites
    191 sites
    Up to 6 guests per site
    Up to 6 vehicles
    No wheelchair access
    Campfires allowed
    Toilet available
    Pets allowed
    Potable water available
    Picnic table available


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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.

    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.

    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.

    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 :)

    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.

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