I just returned from spending several nites tenting in this campground. It's really nicely located between Kings Cyn and Sequoia parks. It's located in an open area of Sugar Pine trees on the banks of the creek. However nothing in this CG is paved-this means clouds of dust when any one drives by(or any time a big gust of wind blows).
Besides the dust my two big gripes were:
1: The campsites seem to run into each other with no real definition of diveways or sites. People seemed to park their cars/trailers anywhere in their site. This tends to degrade possible reasonably level tent sites(which seemed to be non existant in some camp sites.
2: The state of the vault toilets- these are "vault" toilets not "pit" toilets. I've camped in a wide variety of CG's in my life, but these ones are the worst I have seen in many, many years- particularly the dozens of flies buzzing about and lying dead on the floor. Plus the smell!
Worse than some of the old time Forest Service CG's I stayed in as a child in the 60's!
Most mornings I walked down to the lower CG and used their nice clean restrooms.
My sleep was poor due to noisy neighbors-but that can happen in any CG.
Just a tip: The showers at Lodgepole are 1$ cheaper for the same lenghth of time as S.C. Lodge.
The sodas/ice cream @ Lodgepole seemed a little cheaper w/ more selection, too.
Also, if budget allows the breakfast buffet at W. (sp) Lodge is very good!
- Also Known As:
- Stony Creek Campground Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
- Stony Creek Campground Hotel