Lodgepole Visitor Center/Campground

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Sequoia National Park, United States

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Lodgepole Visitor Center/Campground Sequoia National Park Reviews

Kathryn Kathryn
19 reviews
Centrally located family campsite in Sequoia National Park, CA Jun 21, 2008
This campground located at 6,700 ft is an ideal campground location for visiting Sequoia National Park. The sites are separated so that the tent only sites are nicely far enough away from the noise of the RV sites. About half of the sites sit along or very near the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River. The sound of the river is enough to be unable to hear any of the usual campground noise from neighboring camps thus making the site feel particularly quiet.

The bathrooms were clean and spaced such that you never had to walk to far to get to them. The showers were located up at the village market which also contained a public laundry, post office, market, deli and visitor's center. Unlike many campgrounds the collecting of downed wood is allowed. The fire pit which comes with a metal grill portion for easy grilling of food also has a half circle of flat low stones which make for convenient seating. I recommend bringing cushions as they can be cold at night even in the summer.

Each site contains a large bear box for all your food, trash and scented items like toothpaste and sunscreen. The trashes were located around the site making it easy to throw away your trash and thus not have to store it in the bear boxes with your food. Extra boxes are also easily accessed from any campsite and were rarely full much less used during our trip. Ash cans are also near the trashes for any excess ash in your fire pit. Check in and out times are noon each day.

The only thing to be careful to plan for is the number of people and tents. You may have no more than two tents and six people per site. If you are a group of adults I recommend getting two adjacent sites if you wish to bring anything more than two medium sized tents. Many of the sites are shaded (especially near the river) and have at least one parking spot right near the site. Overflow parking is located in the center of the campgrounds and only two cars per site are allowed. The free summer park shuttle makes stops every 20 minutes within the campground and at the entrance at the visitor center making it very easy to access the rest of the park.

Reservations open up 6 months in advance with many of the fully shaded spots being taken quickly for the summer months.
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BSLraw BSLraw
3 reviews
Jul 12, 2007
The campground is beautiful, barren-like, located in the rocky mountain side. The campground was not uniform and each sites are located on different levels. The only downside is if you have heavy cooler to carry up, to the bear lock, then you will have to burden your strength on carrying it up and down the path, to and from your vehicle. It is forbidden to leave your foods and scented items in your vehicle, tent, bags, etc. At least they are being cautious than risking your lives with the heavy-populated bears.
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