Lodgepole Campground

Sequoia National Park

Kaweah River Canyon

Lodgepole Campground, Sequoia National Park

Lodgepole Campground

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Kings Canyon and Sequoia enjoy a wide range of scenic places to visit.

  • Free shuttle to key sites in Sequoia's Lodgepole and Giant Forest area
  • In Sequoia visit Crystal Cave, climb the trail up Moro Rock, see the Sherman Tree, visit the Giant Forest Museum
  • Take a driving tour of some of the spectacular vistas in the parks
  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Create Art in the Park programs - poetry, sketching, painting, writing fiction
  • Dark Sky Festival, August 21 - 23, 2017. Telescope viewings, solar observations, activities, tours.
  • Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Wuksachi Lodge, and John Muir Lodge
  • Fish along the Kings River in Cedar Grove or hike to Mist Falls

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Food and similar items must be stored in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  2. Generators may only be operated from from 8 AM to 11 AM and 5 PM to 8 PM. No generators are allowed in sites #36-60 and 69-144.

Nearby Campgrounds

Sequoia National Park Campgrounds

Grant Grove - Kings Canyon National Park

Foothills - Sequoia National Park

Mineral King - Sequoia National Park

Lodgepole Campground

Lodgepole Campground is the main camping destination in the heart of Sequoia National Park. From Lodgepole, visitors can take the free shuttle to sites such as Moro Rock and the Sherman Tree. They can drive to Crystal Cave or over to Grant Grove. Campsites are close to the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River.

Of the 214 campsites, many are designated as walk-in, tent-only sites. These sites are scattered throughout the campground. Limited sites will accommodate trailers or RVs over 30 feet. Some roads in the parks cannot accommodate vehicles longer than 22 or 24 feet.

Campground Basics
Location: Lodgepole Village, Sequoia National Park
Elevation: 6,500 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: From Visalia - 52 miles, 1:20
Number of Sites: Summer - 214
Fall and spring - 16 walk-in tent sites and limited RV sites
Open - Closed: late March - third week of October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground and Park Information: (559) 565-3341 or (559)565-4487

Campsite Designations
47 Tent-only, Walk-in Sites: #38-45, 52-55, 69, 71, 74-77, 79, 82-84, 86- 88, 90, 97-100, 102-104, 108, 111, 122, 125-128, 130, 134, 140, 169-174
10 RV Sites: #12, 15, 50, 51, 56, 58, 60, 152, 196, 197
Standard Sites for RV, trailer, or tent: 87 other sites throughout the campground
Campground Layout: Loops A (sites #1-22)
Loop B (sites #23-35)
Loop C (sites #36-60)
Loop D (sites #61-68)
Sites #69-95
Upper Lodgepole (sites #96-144)
Log bridge (sites #151-214)

Reservations recommended: May 20 - September, other times first come, first served
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 3 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Camping Limit: 14 nights from June 14 to September 14 with 30 days total per year
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: None designated, but most sites are level
Favorite Campaites: #40, 52, 54, 64, 101, 105, 107, 134, 146, 166, 183, 189, 202
Fees: $22
Reservations: Lodgepole Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: Without Reservations - Check-in anytime, out at Noon
With Reservations - Noon, Noon

Lodgepole Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers and laundry: ¼-mile at Lodgepole Market
Dump and water station: Yes (closed October to mid-May)
Campground map: Lodgepole Campground Map
Nearby facilities: Nature Center, Lodgepole Village with visitor center, grocery and gift shop, deli, snack bar, post office, showers, laundry, wilderness permits
Nearby attractions: Ranger programs in summer, trail to Tokopah Falls, General Sherman Tree, Moro Rock, Crystal Cave (purchase tickets in Lodgepole Visitor Center, not sold at cave entrance), Tunnel Log, Tharp's Cabin, fishing

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.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

Lodgepole Campground, Sequoia National Park

Lodgepole Campground

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