Lodgepole Campground

Lodgepole campground campsite

Lodgepole Campground

NPS Photo


Lodgepole campground is located 2 miles (3 km) from the Giant Forest sequoia grove and 21 miles (34 km) from Sequoia National Park entrance. The campground is located ¼ miles from Lodgepole Village along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River. Opening and closing dates are approximate.


Giant Forest area in Sequoia


6,700 ft. (2,042 m)


March 27 - November 30, 2015. TBD for 2016.
Gates open or close at noon on the campground opening and closing dates.


Recommended, see link below. Dates outside of reservation dates are first-come, first-serve.

Logbridge: (#151-214): Reservations available
5/20/2015 - 9/29/2015. TBD for 2016.

Loop D (#61-68): Reservations available
5/20/2015 - 9/29/2015. TBD for 2016.

Loops A, B, C (#1-60): Reservations available
5/20/2015 - 9/29/2015. TBD for 2016

Upper Lodgepole (#96-144): Reservations available
6/17/2015 - 9/29/2015. TBD for 2016.



Number of sites

Summer: 214
Fall/spring: 16 walk-in tent sites, limited RV sites

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 station

Yes; closed mid-October to mid-May (weather-dependent)

Water station

Yes; closed mid-October to mid-May

Groceries, showers, laundry

Showers and laundry available through Oct. 21, 2015. ¼ mile to Lodgepole Market


Ranger Programs

Offered in the summer at the campground amphitheater




Flush toilets

Food storage

Large food locker - 47"W x 33"D x 38"H

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

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 recreation.gov 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.

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 Lodgepole campground map for a larger, printable image. (PDF)

Lodgepole Campground map, Sequoia National Park.

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