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“Good Car Camping at Lodgepole” 3 of 5 stars
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Lodgepole Campground
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One-half mile east of Lodgepole Visitor Center, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA   |  
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“Good Car Camping at Lodgepole”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2006

We stayed at the Lodgepole Campground on September 30, 2006. For car camping, this is a very good campground. We booked our tent site online through the National Park Service, which is highly reconmended, as Lodgepole is the only campground in the park that takes reservations during the off season. You will find that after summer, many of the Sequoia/Kings Canyon campgrounds close for the season and the ones that don't are on a first come basis. Also, the online reservation system through the National Park Service seemed to indicate that there were plenty of sites, however, when we got there Lodgepole was full. Although it was full campground it was very quiet. They do a good job of spacing out the sites, so you are not right on top of one another, plus the sound of the river muffles some noise as well.

Finally, a little warning. There are NO showers at the Lodgepole Campground. There are showers at the Lodgepole Market and Visitor Center, however, they were only open from 9:00am to 5:30pm. Not good if you want to hike all day and then take a hot shower.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2005

Lodgepole is a great camping experience. There is something to do for eveyone of all ages. Plenty of nearby trails for those of you who would like to hike amongst the giants of Sequoia.
If fishing is your cup of tea. Twin lakes is spectacular if you don't mind a bit of a hike, or you can fish the river that flows through the campground.
If you are traveling with little ones plenty of activities during the day and evenings. The Rangers do a great job of educating visitors with interesting information concerning the history of the park and it's wildlife.
The facilities are kept very clean and there is a general store in the campground in case you run low on any supplies.
Overall Lodgepole is a fun place for a family to enjoy the great outdoors.

P.S Be sure to follow campground rules concerning bears. They do come through the campground, and we saw first hand what a bear can do to a van because a camper forgot to throw away his empty soda can. Otherwise it is a great experince to view wildlife up and close.

Stayed July 2002
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Address: One-half mile east of Lodgepole Visitor Center, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Location: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Ranked #1 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Number of rooms: 205
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