Construction Alert: Construction will be occurring on the Generals Highway starting on June 2nd between Eleven Range and Wolverton Junction. Delays can be expected to last up to one hour with scheduled traffic releases at the top of every hour between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The construction schedule is expected to change throughout the course of the summer; please obtain more information from the entrance stations and visitor centers upon arrival. Vehicles traveling to Lodgepole or Dorst Creek Campground from the southern entrance will have to travel through the construction zone.
Federal Highways Advisory: It is strongly recommended that vehicles over the length of 22 feet access Lodgepole Campground, Dorst Creek Campground, and the Giant Forest from the Highway 180 entrance into Kings Canyon National Park. The portion of the Generals Highway accessed from Highway 198 and the southern entrance is narrow and steep and is not advised for vehicles over the length of 22 feet.

Lodgepole Campground-Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA

Lodgepole Campground is located in the breathtaking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California's rugged Sierra Nevada range. Lodgepole is perched on the banks of the scenic and lengthy Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, at an elevation of 6,700 ft. The inspiring...
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  • This is an American Black Bear habitat: all food, scented items and garbage must be properly stored in provided bear-resistant food storage boxes, not in your vehicle, 24 hours/day. Food-storage box dimensions are 28" high x 33" deep x 47" wide.
  • There are no electric, water or sewer hookups; a free dump station is nearby with drinking water
  • No generators are allowed in sites #36-60 and 69-144
  • Cell phone service is unreliable
  • A California state fishing license is required
  • Please don't travel with firewood; get it at or near your camping destination. Help protect these parks from invasive species, such as insects, fungi and other pests living in firewood that can spread beyond campgrounds threatening the health of the forest. Local markets sell firewood and gathering dead and down wood is allowed.
  • Shuttle service runs from Visalia to the Giant Forest within Sequoia National Park from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend; shuttle reservations are required for getting to the park and can be obtained by calling 1-877-BUS-HIKE or clicking here
  • A separate free shuttle service runs within the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park with stops at the Wuksachi Lodge, Lodgepole Visitor Center and Market, Lodgepole Campground, Upper and Lower General Sherman Tree parking, Giant Forest Museum, Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow
  • Federal Highways Advisory: It is strongly recommended that vehicles over the length of 22 feet access Lodgepole Campground, Dorst Creek Campground, and the Giant Forest from the Highway 180 entrance into Kings Canyon National Park. The portion of the Generals Highway accessed from Highway 198 and the southern entrance is narrow and steep and is not advised for vehicles over the length of 22 feet.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Lodgepole Campground is located in the breathtaking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California's rugged Sierra Nevada range. Lodgepole is perched on the banks of the scenic and lengthy Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, at an elevation of 6,700 ft. The inspiring Giant Forest Grove and the mighty General Sherman Tree - the world's largest tree in volume - are just two miles from the campground.

    Natural Features:

    Lodgepole pine, Red fir, and shrubs forest the campground, while towering groves of giant sequoias and craggy granite peaks dot the landscape. The Marble Fork of the Kaweah River is fed by snowmelt and flows seasonally through the site. This region is characterized by warm days and cool nights in the summer and deep snow and cold days in the winter.

    Recreation:

    Forty miles of trails, including the paved Big Trees Trail, invite visitors to immerse themselves in the majesty of the ancient grove. Several additional popular hiking and wilderness trailheads are close by, including the trail to Moro Rock, a granite dome with spectacular views of the Great Western Divide and western half of the park. Tokopah Falls Trail is an easy walk along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, leading to an impressive 1200 ft. waterfall. Fly-fishing is also a popular activity on the Marble Fork.

    Facilities:

    Lodgepole Campground is very popular with tent and RV campers alike. It has paved roads, flush toilets, and drinking water. Picnic tables, fire rings, and bear food storage boxes are provided at each site. Lodgepole Village is a quick, 1/4-mile away, offering a visitor center, nightly Interpretive Ranger programs, a market, deli, snack bar, gift shop, post office, coin-operated showers and laundry facilities.

    Nearby Attractions:

    The General Sherman Tree, General Grant Tree, and Tunnel Log are nearby, as are the informative Giant Forest Museum and Beetle Rock Education Center.

    Colorful Crescent Meadow offers views of vivid summer wildflowers and access to Tharp's Log, a cabin in a fallen sequoia. Tours into Crystal Cave, one of hundreds of marble caves in the park, give visitors an interesting view of rock formations, fossils, rare minerals, and unique wildlife. Tickets are required and are available at the Lodgepole Visitor Center. Tickets are not sold at the cave entrance.

    Booking Window
    Fri Sep 19 2014 - Mon Mar 16 2015

    Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Wed Jun 18 2014 Tue Sep 23 2014
    Walk In Wed Sep 24 2014 Mon Oct 13 2014
    Peak Wed Jul 01 2015 Mon Aug 31 2015
    Walk In Tue Sep 01 2015 Thu Jun 30 2016
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Campsites
    • Amphitheater
    • Campfire Rings
    • Coin Showers
    • Comfort Station
    • Concessions
    • Dump Station
    • Educational Programs
    • Flush Toilets
    • Grills
    • Grocery Store
    • Hiking
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Parking Area
    • Pay Phone
    • Picnic Area
    • Post Office
    • Ranger Station
    • Restaurant
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

    Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
    The entrance fee for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is $20 for 1-7 days. All Inter-Agency passes are accepted at the Entrance Stations. Camping fees during the reservation season are $20.00 regular and $10.00 for valid pass holders per night.
    Failure to notify the campground (559-565-7787) prior to 12 noon of the day following scheduled arrival may result in the reservation being cancelled.

    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Jun 18 2014 -
    Sep 23 2014
    WALK TO $22.00
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00
    RV NONELECTRIC $22.00
    Walk In Season
    Sep 24 2014 -
    Oct 13 2014
    WALK TO $22.00
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00
    RV NONELECTRIC $22.00
    Peak Season
    Jul 01 2015 -
    Aug 31 2015
    WALK TO $22.00
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00
    RV NONELECTRIC $22.00
    Walk In Season
    Sep 01 2015 -
    Jun 30 2016
    WALK TO $22.00
    TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $22.00
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00
    RV NONELECTRIC $22.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    36.50139, -118.62639
    36°30'5"N, 118°37'35"W

    Both roads leading to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks approach from the west and are open all day, every day, depending on weather.
    From the south on Highways 65 or 99, go east on Highway 198E. Follow signs to Sequoia National Park to the park entrance.
    From Fresno, take Highway 180E, following signs to Kings Canyon National Park. Once in the park, follow signs to Sequoia National Park and Lodgepole.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Lodgepole Campground-Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
    Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 Generals Highway
    Three Rivers  CA  93271

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (559)565-4487
    559-565-3341 for current road and weather information at Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks

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