Date of Stay: July, 2006
We like camping in Sequoias. But we also don't do crowds. There are only three campgrounds in Sequoia with dump station and none with water or electric hook ups. Stony Creek has neither. But it is a few miles north of Lodgepole and nestled on the banks of Stony Creek, hence the name. We have camped here previously in tent and had enjoyed our stay so we decided to go back in the trailer. Glad we did. There was a creek about 20 feet from our trailer and we could hear running water at all times. We saw a few gazelle and a buck next to our camp site. One night a bear got in to the trash bins on the campground. This is a not a site for those who don't want to store their food in the bear lockers. Camp host was very nice and friendly. There was a time when we rarely used to see any RVs in this campground. That was not the case this time. If you don't mind collecting your own wood, there is plenty to pick. Make sure you have small axe though. For us the beautiful surroundings make up for lack of hookups. For some it may not. Make sure you have a long hose to fill your water tanks if you are not carrying water from the valley floor to almost 8000 ft elevation. There is a gas/propane fill up station about half a mile from this site. There are showers there also. No showers on the campground itself. Sites are not leveled enough, so make sure you have plenty of levelling blocks etc. We enjoyed our stay and would go back again.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
Lake Lopez recreational area is planned around Lake Lopez. Fishing and water sports are allowed on the lake. You will see a lot of campers with boats. Most of the sites are too narrow. We had to retract our awning every night since it pretty much covered the fire pit. Towards the back of the main recreational area are some group campgrounds. We saw a few horse and camper travel trailer combination go there. Lots of wild life. Mostly gazelle and wild turkey. Great place for bird watching. We brought our bikes and glad we did. There is a winery about 5 miles outside the camp ground. We rode our bikes there. There is a also a water park within the recreational area. They have some cool water slides. There is additional charge for entry into water park. We felt cost was reasonable. We would have rated it a bit higher if the campsites were bigger.