This is the perfect "tweener" (not the age) camping experience! If you do not want to get dirty, see a bug or sleep in a tent-STAY AWAY! On the "flip" side, if having clean nearby restrooms and a comfortable general store with all the amenities is not really "camping"-STAY AWAY! For the middle audience, this is PERFECTION! We have been coming every year for 28 years with and without kids-great views, wonderful smells, local swimming holes, great food, sleeping to the soothing river flow! The daytime weather is a nearly perfect 73-77% (but be prepared for nights of 40-50 degrees). The Sequoia/Lodgepole trees, granite laced mountains and Kaweah River (though low this year) are wonders of nature. The hiking trail to Topokah Falls is a delightful and easy 3.4 miles "round-trip" trek from the campground. The nearby Lakes trails are moderate but "breathtaking"-3 pristine lake masterpieces (Heather, Emerald and Pear) on a 6.2 mile trip-take a lunch and spend the day. Also, there is Crystal Cave, Moro Rock, General Sherman Tree (largest in the world), and if you are lucky-BEARS! The only thing missing are the hideous Yosemite crowds and car exhaust! A continual GEM of a camping experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lodgepole Campground has 214 sites. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lodgepole Campground Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
- Lodgepole Campground Ca