Campgrounds in the Lodgepole and Dorst Creek areas are in conifer forests at an elevation of 6700 to 6800 feet (2040 - 2070 m). Lodgepole Campground is part of Lodgepole Village, which also offers a visitor center, market, laundry, and showers. Evening programs are presented in the campground's amphitheater on most summer weekends. Dorst Creek Campground is a 20-minute drive north of Lodgepole Village, and is in a central location for anyone wishing to visit both the Giant Forest and Grant Grove or Cedar Grove.
Both campgrounds have flush toilets. Despite the end of the five-year drought, we encourage you to conserve water, especially at Dorst Creek, as water there may be limited even in wetter years.
This large, popular campground has 214 sites for tents, RVs, and trailers. In fall, some loops close and RV camping may be limited to the central overflow parking area. In 2018, the campground is scheduled to be open from April 18 - November 28, depending on snowmelt. D Loop (sites 61-68) is open for this entire time, and other loops will open and close on different dates.
Camping here is $22 per night. Reservations are available in summer and fall and are strongly recommended. It is a few miles from the Giant Forest sequoia grove and next to Lodgepole Village, where summer services include a market, deli, gift shop, showers, and laundry. The free Sequoia Shuttle to Giant Forest and Wuksachi Lodge stops in the campground.
Sited between Grant Grove and the Giant Forest, Dorst Creek offers a good place from which to explore both Sequoia and Kings Canyon. It has 218 individual sites and four large group sites. It allows tents, RVs, and trailers. In 2018, the campground is scheduled to be open from June 20 to September 5, depending on weather conditions and water availability. Reservations are available online. The free Sequoia Shuttle stops at the campground.