We just spent 3 nights at dorst campground, we usually stay at stony creek. The sites are definitely smaller but very nice. For being such a huge campsite it definitely is really quiet and peaceful. It was full the weekend we were there but it was still pretty quiet and neighbors seem really respectful of each other. We didn't have any issues with rowdy neighbors. The convenient shuttle to lodgepole make it fast and easy to go take showers ($3 for 10 minutes) the shuttle driver drives much faster than I would so you get there pretty quickly, the only bummer is they only go every hour.
The rangers are definitely more vigilant here as far as making sure you adhere to the bear rules, we never had a problem but our neighbors got a huge fine for keeping their cooler out and their dog tied up while they were gone.
Bathrooms have flush toilets and running water but not much else. They don't seem to keep them as clean as stony creek.
We saw lots of birds, chipmunks, deer and had a lovely time at the campsite. Would probably stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dorst Campground has 204 campsites. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dorst Campground Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park