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“Great campsite, convenient location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stony Creek Campground

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Rt 198, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA   |  
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Corona, California, United States
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“Great campsite, convenient location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We camped in late July 2012 and had a great experience. It is located inbetween the Sheman and Grant trees and close to Hume Lake. It is .06 miles from gas, showers and supplies. The Stony Creek literally runs through the campsite and while it was low on our visit it was pretty. In season, it must be amazing. Our site 28 was surrounded by trees and deer roamed through in the evening. My only two critiques of my site was it was at a slight slant and the bear boxes open on the side, not the top so they were a hassle getting our food in and out and because we had a cube shaped ice chest we had to unscrew the handles to put it away. That said, small price to pay for a nice clean and quiet campsite close to all the attractions!

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

this was our last campground of 6 and after the dreadfull site at Dimond O in yosemite were a bit apprehensive but no need this was a good one. We got there and the hosts came to see us let us know the rules etc, asked where we are from and had a really good chat. As usual there are the fire ring, park bench and bear box, a nice pad for the tent too. This site does not have showers but the shop 5 mins up the road does (we paid couple of dollars and shared, to save water!!) The laundry was here too again pretty cheap, pay for the laundry and have a coffee or beer while you wait (good excuse!) We stayed for 3 nights and the hosts came around to see if all was ok. Our site (cant remember the number??) was at the far end loop and we had deer everynight just walking passed the tent. We saw bears around the area but none in the campground. If your in the area use stony creek and enjoy the peace and quiet, thank you to the hosts if you read this, you restored our faith in the camp host system after dimond O.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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chino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

i camped at stony creek for 5 nights 6 days and was beautifal i recomend going in june we saw 3 7 bears from a distance 3 and up close at the site 4 they were harmless and well i really recomend it

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We love stony creek, clean campsites, clean bathrooms and lots of space between the campground. When the stream is up the fishing is pretty good as well. A short drive to Stony Creek Lodge for any forgotten items, ice, showers (which are kind of not so great, Lodgepole is worth the drive to the showers).

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

EVERY Staff member was so helpful and friendly. They even stored our left-over pizza (which was the best we'd ever had) for 2 days, then reheated it in the oven (it was even better the 2nd time)! Highly recommend the lodge and will return next summer!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

Take the 180. Much smoother and less loopy. Plus there's road work on the 198 at the other entrance. We had to wait an hour in the sun, cars parked. Besides that, Stony creek is in the middle, very far from everything else, but there is a BEAUTIFUL sequioa grove nearby in between Dorst Creek and Stony Creek called the LOST GROVE. It's unmarked, but you'll see cars parked there. I liked the Lost Grove better than the crowds at General Sherman. Lost Grove is the best place for pictures if you camp at Stony creek. Our campsite was great, but sites 20,21,23 had DEER in their campsites every morning, since they were by the woods more. :) The rangers wear white shirts and are pretty nice. The bathrooms have mirrors and sinks, nightlites at night, (Still bring your flashlight) no soap, and 2 flush toliets in the ladies room. The market/ gift shop/ gas station is only like, a mile away, or less. We bought potatoes there one morning. They have showers there and a restaurant. We got a large PIZZA , it was full of cheese and was pretty good.
There was a light shower of RAIN every morning even though the forecast for Three Rivers said SUNNY. When the rain did clear up, it was pretty warm, but not hot :) Last but not least, I didn't see any fish in the creek or anyone fishing there. Lots of families and teens. Everyone was really QUIET at night and we didn't encounter any bears. EXTRA CARS ARE $5.00 A NIGHT, NOT BAD AT ALL.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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The Hague
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

Please note: there are 2 campgrounds across from each other: Stoney Creek and Upper Stony creek. We stayed at the latter, and are very glad for it!

So maybe I shouldn't write this.... one of the best things about the campground was that it was so quiet. We didn't plan to camp here, first tried Lodgepole (full) and then Stoney Creek (also full and felt very "packed"), but in the end we were very happy we stayed here. Of 2 weeks camping (with moderately sized camper), this was our most memorable stay.

Only 3 or 4 other campers far far away, very spacious grounds, prints of bear paws everywhere, good sized fire pit, nice ranger, very cheap, store & gasstation close by and only a short drive to wonderfull hiking trails (I recommend The Trail of the Sequoias - beautiful, quiet, ran into a bear ;-)). There are no amenities, save for a tap with cold water and an outhouse, but dumping stations close by.

If you want to camp IN NATURE, hear absolutely nothing at night, experience true darkness, see deer and (if you're lucky - we weren't) bears: this is your spot!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rt 198, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Location: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Ranked #8 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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