Lodgepole Campground is two miles (3 km) from the Giant Forest sequoia grove and 21 miles (34 km) from the Sequoia National Park entrance. This large, popular campground is ¼-mile from Lodgepole Village along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River. Lodgepole Campground is in a lodgepole pine forest at an elevation of 6,700 ft (2,042 m). In summer, the free Sequoia Shuttle to Giant Forest stops within the campground.
In summer, this campground has 214 sites for tents, RVs, and trailers. In fall and spring, there are 16 walk-in tent sites and a limited number of RV sites. In 2018, the campground is open from April 18 - November 28, depending on weather conditions, and the fee per night is $22.
Reservations are available from May 23 - September 25, 2018 and are strongly recommended. Camping outside of these reservation dates is first-come, first-served.
In fall, the RV sites are in the large, central parking area and not in campsites. No fire rings are available.
Opening and Closing Dates for Areas of Lodgepole Campground
Lodgepole Campground has sites for RVs up to 42 feet (12.8 m) long. When making on-line reservations, you can filter available sites by entering the length of your RV. The campground has a dump station and a water station, but these are closed from mid-October to mid-May, depending on the weather. The campground has no hookups. Generators are allowed between 8 - 11 a.m. and 5 - 8 p.m.
Amenities and Services
Lodgepole Campground has:
Summer services nearby include a market, deli, gift shop, showers, and laundry at Lodgepole Village.
You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Each campsite has a large food storage locker (47”W x 33”D x 28”H) that is resistant to bears when properly latched. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.
Pets are permitted within the campground, but must be leashed at all times. Learn more about pet regulations
Reservations: You may make reservations starting six months in advance of the date you would like to camp. Site reservations are available online at recreation.gov or by phone at 877-444-6777 (TDD 877-833-6777). For customer service, call (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 Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks at 559-565-3341.
A map of the campground is shown below. Download the Lodgepole Campground map for a larger, printable image.
Last updated: December 5, 2017