My husband and I plus 4 friends stayed here for the weekend at site #102 and were very pleased with the location. We only had one neighbor and since our campsite sat lower than theirs, it felt like we had complete privacy. The river was across the road from us and, while some may prefer a site next to the water, we liked that we could see the river from our site without the louder sound of water rushing by. The bathrooms were also very close (without being TOO close) and parking was a short walk away. The tent pad fit one 6 person tent and the ground outside of the tent pad was flat enough to fit another 4 person tent. I'm not sure what the policy is on having tents outside of the designated tent pad, but a ranger came by to remind us to check-in and didn't say anything about the extra tent. The picnic bench, bear box, and fire pit are standard with each site. We also bought charcoal from the campground market (very convenient!) and after a long day of hiking to Pear Lake were happy to make use of the public showers (10 min for $3). There is also safe drinking water available within the campground, so we were able to refill the jugs we brought from home. A plus for any animal-lover is there is a lot of wildlife within the campground. We saw a mother bear with 2 cubs and my husband saw a couple of fawns. Apparently bears are very active here so we were very cautious with our food and toiletries. Anything scented was kept in the bear box.
We will definitely be back next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lodgepole Campground has 214 sites. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lodgepole Campground Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
- Lodgepole Campground Ca