I went to sequoia and kings canyon for the first time this past week and I was blown away. And to top it off our campground spot was fantastic. We stayed at spot number 65 which was one of the more secluded spots compared to the others - we were on the edge of a hill - but also wasn't too far (about 75 yards) from a bathroom which was nice.
The bear lockers were quite spacious but thankfully we didn't have any problems with them. And further we didn't have any problems with any other critters.
The park has showers which is nice if some of the people you are camping with aren't used to getting their feet a little dirty. Other reviews didn't make this too clear but they aren't at the campground, you need to go to the visitor center and they will direct you (as well as give you change for them, they are 1 dollar for 3 min). Nevertheless, they are very close to the visitor center and so is the campground. In total it's a 3 min drive.
Lastly, the bathrooms are pretty decent being flush and all but they dot have handsoap.
The only drawback is that the campground is 30 miles away from both the terminus into kings canyon and the main seqouia groves so I would say that this is a better choice if you prefer to visit both parks, otherwise I'd choose one in the park you are visiting if you plan at only staying at one.
Overall, I was quite satisfied and will be definitely returning again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A scenic campground surrounded by sequoia trees and good hiking trails. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Azalea Campground Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park