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 »
Vehicle Length Limits in Sequoia National Park (if Entering/Exiting Hwy 198)
Planning to see the "Big Trees" in Sequoia National Park? If you enter/exit via Hwy. 198, please pay close attention to vehicle length advisories for your safety and the safety of others. More »
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.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.
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)
Did You Know?
Fire is an essential part of Sierra forest ecology. Plants and animals have adapted to the periodic, low-intensity fires that naturally occur here. In fact, sequoias need fire to open their cones and release the seeds, and to leave cleared beds of ash where they sprout and grow best.