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Dorst Creek Campground-Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park

Generals Hwy., Three Rivers, California CA USA

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Dorst Creek Campground, located between Grant Grove and Giant Forest, offers a central location from which to explore the parks. This campground is 10 miles (16 km) from the Giant Forest, under open stands of evergreen trees at an elevation of 6,800 feet (2,073 m). The free Sequoia Shuttle stops at the campground. Campground Information This campground has 218 individual sites and four sites for large groups (15-30 people). In 2019, campgrounds may open later than planned because of deep snow and hazard trees. Check the campground schedule for opening dates and updates. Individual sites are $22 per night and large group sites are $40 - $60 per night. Reservations are available and strongly recommended. The following sites are suitable for wheelchairs: 6, 11, 172-175, 177, and 180. RV Information Dorst Creek Campground has sites for RVs and trailers of nearly any length, including pull-through sites. When making reservations, you can filter available sites by entering the length of your RV. A dump station is available at the campground. Generators are allowed between 8 – 11 a.m. and 5 – 8 p.m. Amenities or Services Dorst Creek Campground has: A pay telephone Flush toilets Ranger programs offered in the summer at the amphitheater Free Sequoia Shuttle to Giant Forest with a stop in the campground Groceries, showers, and laundry facilities are available at Wuksachi Lodge (6 miles away) and Lodgepole Market (8 miles away). Other Information 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: 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. 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. 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.

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4.7 Access
4.8 Location
4.0 Cleanliness
4.0 Site Quality
3.7 Noise

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June 22, 2015
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Very polite rangers, lot's of parking.

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Nightly Rate: $40.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: A

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise
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July 29, 2016
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We stayed in site 122 for 2 nights. We did have a level spot for our tent, but the bear box, tent and picnic table were in the sun for most of the day. Don't forget the shade for the picnic table like we did. We were 1 site away from the bathroom, which is pretty clean. No showers, but there are 2 toilets and a sink. Also, it is not lighted at night - bring your flashlight.

The last night we were in site 127, where the tent space was not level and we spent the night sliding around. It didn't looks that uneven, but it was. This site was a long way from the bathrooms, which could be found either uphill or downhill - a hike in the middle of the night.

Overall, most sites were pretty small and close together. Many large groups were there and the rangers didn't seem to care about too many people at a site or huge fires, despite the apparent fire danger. The kids had a wonderful time climbing the rocks and playing with new friends. There are some nice hikes that are accessed from within the campground - around 2 miles each way.

This campground is centrally located to major attractions in Sequoia. There is a little store just 3 miles away. Lots of mosquitoes and such. We were there the last week of July.

Also, there was no cell coverage for T-Mobile or Verizon. However, I heard that if you hiked to the top of Little Baldy, you could get a signal. This is a 3 mile round-trip, located across from site 121.

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Nightly Rate: $22.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 122 & 127

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
4 Noise
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May 23, 2017
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Stayed June 2016

There was an unpleasant site of youths blasting music until 11pm or so when someone asked them to stop, and lots of family groups and cooking and chatter. It's in Sequoia, so it's quite a coveted stop. If you miss the turn in, you'll have to go a ways to Uturn into the camp road, so keep your eyes peeled.

This site is just downhill of the bathroom, so people kept cutting through on their way thanks to a well-worn footpath. Which did get annoying for. Otherwise, it was *mostly* level and convenient, with bear boxes and a picnic table. Did get nice and dark at night, no lighting, so bring a headlamp. And earplugs.

Pay showers at Lodgepole village 20 minutes away, and there is a LINE in the evening before they close.

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Nightly Rate: $22.00

Days Stayed: 2

Site Number: 201

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
2 Noise
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June 19, 2017
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We tent camped for several days here and it was beautiful! we saw derr every day, just walking by our camp. no bears seen in our camp but we saw some near the campground. the bathrooms were always clean and i am fairly picky about a clean bathroom. Clean water is easily accessible and the dumpsters were easy to get to. Most of the RV spots looked like they were not shaded well but the tent sites I looked at were surrounded by trees and shade was plentiful. It made such a great base camp for us as it is not far from the Kings Canyon park or Lake Hume as well as the sites in the Sequoia park. We decided to come back again this year!

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Nightly Rate: $22.00

Days Stayed: 6

Site Number: 118

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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July 29, 2018
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Warm days but cool nights. We stayed from June 20 thru June 23. The loop we stayed in was not very shaded due to many of the trees having to be cut down because of beetle kill. But other than that it was a pleasant camping experience. There is a free shuttle from the campground that takes you to all the main areas of Sequoia NP. The campground has flush toilets and a dump station but no showers. The closet showers are at Lodge Pole visitor center.

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Nightly Rate: $22.00

Days Stayed: 3

Site Number: 215

5 Access
5 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise
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July 14, 2019
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Great location and amazing weather. Right in the middle of the attractions. We would stay here again. Now the bad, no camp host so it was like the Wild West, the campers in front of us easily had 30 people and a small city set up. No generator hours were observed, and people were running construction generators all day long. Park rangers strolled by once per day. Dump station and water located in the first loop. Lots of wildlife!

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Days Stayed: 6

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4 Access
5 Location
3 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
2 Noise

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May 26, 2015
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Dorst Creek Campground is in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks in central California at an elevation of 6700 feet (2042m). There are several meadows and small streams inside the campground, along with spectacular groves of giant Sequoia trees nearby.  Several popular day-hikes originate from or near the campground.

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Dorst Creek Campground-Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park

Generals Hwy.
Three Rivers, California
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