We decided on a last minute trip to Sequoia over the Fourth of July wkend. I originally wanted to stay in Sequoia NP, but wasn't able to secure any sites. So fortunately Three Rivers was nearby and had sites available. We did try to snag an empty site in Sequoia...we drove into two campgrounds. They were way overcrowded for the holiday wkend. Three Rivers at least had good space btwn individual sites.
My husband, sister and I were on this particular trip.
Here are random thoughts/notes:
Tons of flies and yellow jackets. At least there weren't any ants.
There are showers and flush toilets available. They're dirty though. It didn't get cleaned the three nights we stayed there. Doesn't seem the owners cared to clean them, except emptying the trash cans. There were always stocks of toilet paper, though. There are also porta potties towards the back of the grounds. They weren't smelly oddly.
The campgrounds itself is cleaner compared to others we've been to. No beer caps or cigarette butts on the ground. There is a pond on grounds which is full of algae. (Don't drink that water cuz I'm sure you'll get giardia.)
I think I heard a rattlesnake our last night. We were no where near bears.
Nice views of the trees and mountains.
No lights, so bring headlamps for night trips to the bathroom. The ground is hard, so it'll be difficult getting the pegs into ground.
The other campers separated their plastic bottles.
Ice is available by the manager's office.
The manager doesn't enforce the quiet-after-10pm rule, FYI. (But at least the partiers were playing music from our generation that we all liked.)
I think I would say I'd recommend this spot to folks wanting to camp in this region. I gave it only an avg because I'm a woman and like clean bathrooms. If they were clean, it would be a whole other story.
- 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:
- Three Rivers Hideaway Hotel Three Rivers
- 3 Rivers Hideaway