Arrived at the Sequoia National Park main entrance and saw the sign that said Lodgepole Campground "Full". Oh no we thought, that is where we wanted to stay. I said lets drive by and check if they are really full? Upon arrival at the Lodgepole Campground entrance the friendly Ranger at the window said yes, we do have open tent sites. Needless to say we were overjoyed. I had last stayed here over 30 years ago as a 10 y/o boy on a family trip. Its a long drive to get to Lodgepole, but well worth it once you arrive. We ended up with site #74. It was right next to the bridge and the river which provides the nice relaxing sound of flowing water. We set up our tent, got all of our food in the bear locker and got all set up. There is a well equipped market and modest eatery with ready made sandwiches and pizza and such at the entrance to the campground as well as a visitor center which has showers for $. There are good clean bathrooms with flushing toilets as well as places to clean dishes and such. There are two shuttle stops and the shuttles get you to most of the major sites. The shuttles/buses run pretty frequently so you don't have to wait long for the next one. We traveled with our 4 y/o Son and he had a blast on his first camping trip. The park rangers drive around checking on things, like making sure bear lockers are closed. You do feel safe while there and that is important when you are there with your family. The trail to Tokopah Falls starts at Lodgepole and its a great start to your hiking adventures at Sequoia National Park. There are over 200 spaces at Lodgepole and you are pretty close to the campsites around you, but its a great chance to meet people from literally all over the world. If you can, make a reservation if you want to stay here, or take a chance like we did and just drive there and see what you can get. Its a great place to be at one of the most beautiful places on earth.
- 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