Dorst Creek Campground

Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks may change due to weather and/or other circumstances. Please call 559-565-3341 BEFORE you plan to visit.

Dorst Creek Campground is located 10 miles (16 km) from the Giant Forest, under open stands of evergreen trees. Campground gates open or close at 12 noon on the opening or closing dates.


Giant Forest area in Sequoia


6,800 ft. (2,073 m)


June 17 - September 9, 2015


Dorst Creek Campground has discontinued taking advanced reservations for the summer 2015 camping season. This is due to a concern that the campground will not have enough water available to meet the demand for the entire camping season after a fourth consecutive year of significantly below average snowfall over the winter. Reservations previously made will be honored as long as water is available in the campground. If the campground closes, reservation holders will be offered relocation to another campground in Kings Canyon National Park or the option to cancel the reservation for a full refund. Availability of first-come, first-serve (walk up sales) will be determined on a day-by-day basis when Dorst Creek Campground opens on June 17th. Updates will be provided as the situation changes. If you have any questions, please call 559-565-3341.

See below for reservation info


Individual sites $22/night
Large group sites $40-$60

Number of sites

218 individual sites
4 group sites. Sites #A-D

RV/Trailer length


Hookups None
Generator hours Use them 8-11 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. only!


Permitted (Learn more about pet regulations)

Dump and water station


Groceries, showers, laundry

6 miles from Wuksachi Lodge, 8 miles to Lodgepole Market


Sites #: 6, 11, 172-175, 177 & 180 are suitable for wheelchairs

Ranger Programs

At the campground amphitheater




Flush toilets

Food storage

Large food locker - 47"W x 33"D x 28"H

You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.

There is potential to have heavy snowpack in the campground in early spring. If the park is unable to open all or portions of the campground that could affect your reservation the park will help you find a different campsite in a different park campground at no additional cost. For updated information please contact the parks at (559) 565-3341.

You may make reservations starting 6 months in advance of the date you would like to camp. For example, reservations for July 4 can be made starting January 4.

Reservations: Go online to or call toll free: 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777) from 10 a.m. - midnight EST March 1 through October 31, or 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. EST November 1 through February. Customer Service: 888-448-1474.

Download the Dorst Creek Campground map for a larger, printable image. (PDF)

Dorst Creek Campground map, Sequoia National Park

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