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“Would have gotten 5 Stars but...” 4 of 5 stars
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Buckeye Flat Campground
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4 miles (6.5 km) from the Sequoia Park entrance., Foothills area in Sequoia, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA   |  
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Paso Robles, California
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“Would have gotten 5 Stars but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Arrived at the campsite Sunday afternoon. The bathrooms were totally backed up, unsanitary and septic. Asked the Ranger if they were going to be fixing them soon, replied that the person responsible is off until Tuesday. IMHO, it is entirely unacceptable to have restrooms that are in this condition, especially when children are involved.
We were able to use the handicapped restrooms, but on a busy morning, you may be waiting 1 hour or more.
Other than that, the campsite itself is as-advertised. Tent-only, next to water. Sites are adequately spaced, with fire rings and tables.

Only other complaint is that the Sequoia website states that outside firewood should not be brought in, as it negatively exposes the trees to outside fungus and diseases. I respected this request, but when I got to the camp site, I found out you cannot buy any wood in the park except for at Lodgepole, which is 30 minutes away. That is unacceptable. Either provide sites with a way to purchase wood locally, or don't advise campers to not bring in wood from the outside.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

I read the review below and it convinced me to come here and I am really glad I did. What a lovely spot. It is not far from the entrance to the park, so it is easy to get to and convenient if you are tired of driving. I came Sunday night and there were already some pretty noisy people there, but they packed up and moved on. No bears the night I was there, but the review above got me so scared I moved half of the things in my car into the bear box, which, thankfully, is quite roomy.

Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

This is a first come first served campground for tents only. It is $18 per night. There are flush toilets and utility sinks. Showers are at Lodgepole visitor centre and cost $3 per shower. The camp is quite a long way from the Giant Tree area, made longer if there are road works going on, it's a pretty drive though. The pitches are green and quite spacious and very close to the fast running river. This meant that any music/talking at night was drowned out by the sound of water - so you get a good night's sleep. WARNING - you MUST put everything with an odour in the bear box,(including windex, chewing gum wrappers etc) NOT in your car as there were 4 car break ins by bears over the weekend we were there - and those bears are very adept at breaking windows and causing a lot of damage!
Check out the local hike out the back of the camp, it goes to a wonderful little waterfall where there is a place to safely paddle!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 miles (6.5 km) from the Sequoia Park entrance., Foothills area in Sequoia, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Location: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
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Ranked #15 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Number of rooms: 28
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Buckeye Flat Campground Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park

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