We visited Stony Greek Campground over Labor Day weekend. We started at a site (#28) in Lower Stony Creek. When we arrived, it was obvious that the camp hosts were overwhelmed and had not been able to rake the site or clean out the fire pit. We found some trash and dog poop in the site. The next day, we discovered a bee hive right next to our tent. The camp hosts were not at all helpful in spraying or removing the hive and told us our only option was to move to another site (of which few were available). We ended up finding a spot in Upper Stony Creek across the street (#13). This is a large camp site close to the creek, which was great. It does not have as much shade as lower Stony Creek and does not have flush toilets. Worst of all, the bees were swarming in this site as well! As soon as any food came out, the bees appeared. It was extremely frustrating and made for a much less than relaxing camping experience.
I rate this "Very Good" because if it wasn't for the bees, we would have had a great experience here. Since no other reviews mention this, I am not sure if it was the time of year, or the fact that this is a very dry year, or just bad luck that caused our bee issues. The camp sites here are extremely large, and spaced out so you don't feel like you are on top of your neighbors. The creek is easily accessible, but by September there is little water running in it. Lastly, be prepared to see bears and take bear warnings seriously. Having said that, we did not see any in either camp site.
- Also Known As:
- Stony Creek Campground Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park