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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.

Region

Giant Forest area in Sequoia

Elevation

6,700 ft. (2,042 m)

Open

April 16 through October 21, 2014

Reservations

Recommended, see link below.
4/16:
Logbridge (sites 151-214) and Loop D (sites 61-68) will open on a first-come, first-serve basis.
5/21:
Logbridge (sites 151-214) will go on reservations.
Loops A, B, and C will open for first-come, first-serve.
6/18:
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.

Fee

$22/night

Number of sites

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

RV/Trailer length

Varies

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

Pets

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)

Accessibility

Ranger Programs

Offered in the summer at the campground amphitheater

Phone

Yes

Restrooms

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.

Reservations
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.

Did You Know?

Black bear on tree trunk.

Picnic areas are a major source of problem bears. Bears quickly lose their fear of humans when allowed access to our food. They wind up dead, hit by cars or shot because they threaten people. Store all food immediately on arrival, stay close to food at tables, and put all trash in bearproof cans!