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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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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.


Giant Forest area in Sequoia


6,800 ft. (2,073 m)


June 18 - September 3, 2014


First-come, first-serve.

Advanced reservations are no longer being accepted for Dorst Creek Campground for the 2014 camping season due to a limited water supply.

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 18 2014.


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.

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

Dorst Creek Campground map, Sequoia National Park

Did You Know?

Bootprint on pink algae in snow.

Patches of colorful pink snow in the High Sierra are actually colonies of snow algae — Chlamydomonas nivalis. Unlike most species of fresh-water algae, it thrives in freezing water. Compressing the red snow with your boot increases the intensity of the color. Warning: Do not eat it!