Lodgepole Campground is one of two National Park campgrounds located within Sequoia National. Sequoia NP is bordered on the North by Kings Canyon National Park, and the parks in many ways are treated as one. There are several National Forest campgrounds on the perimeter of the park, offering another option if reservations are tight. Lodgepole Campground is most central to the park and within close and easily accessible reach of the surrounding attractions via the National Park's shuttle system. The campground is appropriately named. We found this campground to be slightly "commercialized." Sites here are closely spaced, not offering muchprivacy from neighbors. Additionally, interior boulder-lined roads make maneuvering a moderate to large sized rig challenging. It took us nearly twenty minutes to round one corner on the way to our site. One dent, a scuff in the paint and a seven point turn later we were in our site. I suggest visiting in a 32 footer or less; Ours was 36 feet! Pads and interior roads are paved. Within the campground itself, many amenities are available to campers, including: a Visitor's Center, café, extensive gift shop/store, laundry facilities, showers and restrooms and a shuttle stop that will transport you, free of charge, throughout the park. Sites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings. If you are travelling in a moderately large rig, Dorst Campground might be a better fit. Reservations are accepted here, and the campground is often full for it's season: late May through early October.
Best Sites: 151-160, 70, 72-74, 78-79, 132, 134-135, 183-184, 186, 189
Poor Sites: 4-22, 57, 59
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes