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Dorst Creek Campground

Generals Hwy., Three Rivers, California 93271 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 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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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

Generals Hwy.
Three Rivers, California
93271 USA
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Paved Sites
  • Fifty Amp
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  • Big Rigs
  • Age Restricted
  • Boondock
  • Cabin Sites
  • Dispersed Sites
  • Firewood
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  • Group Tent Sites
  • Laundry
  • Mobile Homes
  • Open Seasonally
  • Permit Required
  • Potable Water
  • Propane
  • Public Water
  • Pull Through RV Sites
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