• Giant Sequoia Trees

    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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  • The Generals Highway "Road Between the Parks" is OPEN

    The section of road between Lodgepole (Sequoia) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon) is open. Call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1) for 24-hour road updates.

  • Be Prepared! Tire Chains or Cables May Be Required in the Parks at Any Time

    All vehicles must carry chains or cables when entering a chain-restricted area. It's the law (CA Vehicle Code, Section 605, Sections 27450-27503). Road conditions may change often. For road conditions, call 559-565-3341 (press 1, 1). More »

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  • Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)

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Lodgepole Campground

Lodgepole campground campsite
Lodgepole Campground
NPS Photo

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.

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)


April 16 through October 21, 2014


Recommended, see link below.
Logbridge (sites 151-214) and Loop D (sites 61-68) will open on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Logbridge (sites 151-214) will go on reservations.
Loops A, B, and C will open for first-come, first-serve.
Reservations begin for Upper Lodgepole, (sites 69-144) and Loops A (1-22), B (23-35), C (36-60), D (61-68).
9/23: Last night for reservations for all sites.



Number of sites

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

RV/Trailer length


Hookups None


Permitted (Learn more about pet regulations)

Dump station

Yes; closed October to mid-May

Water station

Yes; closed October to mid-May

Groceries, showers, laundry

¼ mile to Lodgepole market (spring to fall)


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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