Wow! What a trip we had to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park this year (July 2013). The parks themselves were amazing and delivered more than we could have imagined. As far as Dorst Creek, we chose this campground mostly because of location. The campground is centrally located between Lodgepole (Giant Forest) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon Visitors Center). In retrospect, we spent three days in the Giant Forest and only one day at Grant Grove, traveling the Kings Canyon Scenic Byway. This should be considered as Lodgepole would have been much closer to the highlights of Sequoia and saved us a lot of travel time each day. The campground it's self was well maintained and clean, equipped with flush toilets and water, had an RV dump and also had an amphitheater that was not used at all while we were there. I asked the ranger about the amphitheater and he noted that it is hardly ever used and didn't have a reason. The campsites are very small and close together. Don't expect privacy anywhere here. Also, most campsites were on a hill or set up backwards. This left no level space for fire pits or tables, causing us to sit on angles our entire time there. Last, in regards to them being set backwards, this is only a problem for RVer's, which we were. Essentially what I am saying is that the table and fire pit were in the back of my RV rather than on the door side. I would encourage folks to go to www.campsitephotos.com to check a photo of the spot before they book their site number. Last, we did not have a single bear problem. In closing, I would stay there again, but be a little wiser choosing my spot, that is of course If I couldn't book Lodgepole.
- 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