The location cant be beat (except by camps in the park obviously). We got to Sequoia at 8pm to find all camps full so we went to the next closest. When we got there I went in the office and noone was around. No bell to ring and no sign to say what I was suppose to do. I was beginning to think I got the wrong place. I walked around the side to see if anyone was around and sitting o/s a trailor home was two men.
They yelled hello to me so I walked over. After a few pleasant exchanges I still wasn't sure if either of these were anyone who could sell me a site. Eventually one stood up and told me to follow him to the office. It became evident very quick (he kept asking me the same questions) that he was drunk.
He was nice, and told me about a party they were going to have the next night so they'll probably be noise. He told me this upfront to check I was still ok staying.
The point is it seems very sketchy but was actually very nice.
We were staying in a tent so we relied on their facilities. They had two toilet blocks and some showers. We didn't use the showers but the toilets were clean and well stocked. The actual campsites are pretty much just a large dusty parking lot. They all had a table and fire pit but we could only get about 30% of the pegs in (even with a mallet) cause the ground is mostly rock. Luckily it wasn't windy.
The party ended up not being an issue. They stopped around 10:30.
If the parks full this is definitely a very good second best.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Three Rivers Hideaway is a full service RV Park, with cabins & campground. Conveniently located three miles from the entrance to Sequoia National Park and five miles from Lake Kaweah. Three Rivers Hideaway is a quiet, shaded park on the banks of the Kaweah River in Three Rivers, California. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 3 Rivers Hideaway
- Three Rivers Hideaway Hotel Three Rivers