We are are frequent visitors to Sequoia National Park and were hoping to find open sites at Dorst Creek for our last minute excursion. We were fortunate to find space at Princess campground and much to our surprise we were very happy with the camp.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by our very friendly camp hosts - Juanita and Fernando. They were very helpful in identifying each site's characteristics and amenities and assisting us in selecting a site. They offer reasonably priced firewood.
The sites are well layed out with many large sequoia and conifers providing ample shade. Our "neighbors" were approximately 40 feet in any direction which provided plenty of space for the kids to play. Campfires/fire rings were always cleaned between campers. Not all sites have bear proof storage boxes so plan accordingly.
There was ample potable water throughout the campground very close to each site. The pit toilets were the cleanest (and freshest) I have ever used! It appears the campground was remodeled in the last few years.
There are plenty of hiking trails near the campground and swimming spots at nearby Hume Lake. However, the campground is rather far from some of the scenic points of interest (Crystal caves, Sherman Tree, etc) in the park. There is a general store at Hume Lake for any overlooked items.
Without doubt, this is one of the best campgrounds in Sequoia Park.More
- Free Parking
- Free Internet