Dorst Creek Campground is along the Generals Highway between Grant Grove and Lodgepole, 10 miles northwest of Lodgepole. Campsites are in a confer forest with nearby meadows and streams. Dorst Creek Campground's central location makes it an excellent basecamp for visiting sites in both Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Besides its more than 200 individual campsites, Dorst Creek also has 4 Group Campsites.
Some campsites at Dorst Creek Campground are designated for RVs or trailers only, some as walk-in tent-only sites, some as tent-only, and many as tents, RVs or trailers. The campground is among the most modern in the area with ungraded facilities and excellent amenities. The spacious campground is popular with families. Children have room to ride their bikes, clamber on rocks, and explore the area.
Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers and laundry:
10 miles away at Lodgepole Market
Dump and water station:
Attractions near Dorst Creek Campground:
Take the trail to Lost Grove. Attend ranger programs in the summer. At nearby Lodgepole, hike up the trail to Tokopah Falls. Visit Lodgepole Village. Within easy driving or shuttle distance visit sites such as the General Sherman Tree, Moro Rock, and Crystal Cave (purchase tickets in Lodgepole Visitor Center, not sold at cave entrance), Drive through Tunnel Log and hike to Tharp's Log Cabin.
General Camping Information for Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. On opening days, campground gates open at noon.
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.
Dorst Creek Campground
Dorst Creek Group Campsites
Dorst Creek has 4 group sites:
Sites A and B - 12 to 15 people, $50 per night
Site C - 12 to 50 people, $70 per night
Site D - 12 to 40 people, $60 per night
Sites can accept up to 2 RVs or trailers or 11 vehicles if they fit on the paved parking area designated for that group. They may be used for sleeping and other inside the vehicle activities. All other activities must occur in the site (not the parking area). Sites have picnic tables, fire pits, tap water, and food lockers.