18 Parks near Sequoia National Park, California
Aug 2015 - $11.00
Lodgepole is a good campground for easy walking distance to the shuttle (which runs every 15 minutes in the summer), showers (costs 4 quarters for about 4 minutes), amphitheater for evening campfires, visitor center and store. We got the last reservation available and stayed in #19. The site was level, close to the restroom and in the shade. Sequoia is incredible, but expect there to be lots of people. Generators OK 8-11 AM amd 5-8 PM. - rkh
Jun 2013 - $18.00
The park is great with lots of great hikes. The campground has large boulders lining the narrow roads and sites. We have a 26' trailer and were not able to make the turn into our site row. By backing down another road we were able to make the attempt into the site. It took quite a bit of jockeying to get in to the site. The campground was designed in the days of 16' trailers pulled by cars. - tsparky
Apr 2012 - $18.00
We arrived in early April to the whole area covered in snow, so none of the sites had been cleared, we had to park our RV in the car park, but as we were the only ones there we could get close to the restrooms as we wanted. The restrooms in the evening weren't very clean, but by the morning they had been cleaned. A very scenic area, I would think even more beautiful in the summer. The staff in the shop were very friendly, not much food, but plenty of snacks (biscuits, crisps and sweets). I would avoid taking an RV up, we were in a 25", too big. - SCK
Oct 2015 - $11.00
We were in a 24' class C. We stayed here knowing that we would not be able to take it beyond this point on the General's Highway, but hadn't done any dry camping with the unit and wanted to try it here for 1 night. The road coming in is extremely winding. This campground is in the Sierra foothills and not in the big trees. For that you need to go to one of the other campgrounds and enter the park from the north. Those campgrounds had been closed when were there or not available for advanced reservations. There was no way to get the unit level due to the slope. In fact, we didn't see any sites that were even close to level. Overall it was fine, but don't think we'll be back. - Tvl Junky
Jun 2014 - $15.00
If you have a rig that is 25plus feet don't go to this campground. Also if you go be sure to takes lots of leveling equipment. Our site was a pull thru paved but we have to jack the trailer up on one side about eight inches! We watched class c come into back up sites and could not get level. Fifth wheels were hitting the trees as they came through the campground. Otherwise the campground was very nice and clean. We did enjoy our stay there though. - mivo49
Sep 2011 - $9.00
This is a beautiful campground set amid oaks, California buckeyes, manzanitas and other lovely trees and shrubs. Our site, #22, was a back-in site which was large, spacious, fairly level and nestled in its own little grove of oaks. There are flush toilets and running water in the campground, but no showers. The dump station is across the road where there is also a potable water source for filling your fresh water tanks. Use of the bear storage boxes is strictly enforced. This campground makes a great base for exploring Sequoia National Park. Our fee reflects the fact that we have a Golden Age Pass. The regular nightly fee is $18. I would not recommend this campground to anyone with a big rig due to the narrow winding roads both in the campground itself and into the park from Three Rivers, but for anyone in a smaller rig or tent camping, it's a gem! - BruceandKathyWA
Jul 2012 - $20.00
Spacious sites and very quiet. Rangers are strict about making sure food is placed in bear boxes. The bear boxes are large. Restrooms were clean and it was about a 15 drive into Lodgepole for showers and laundry. - annamom
Jul 2011 - $20.00
Love this camp ground and the trails are nice. Best part is the bears you might see on the trails. Lots of things to do and see. - Diane Luc
Jul 2011 - $20.00
Ideal for those who want to get into the heart of the NP, and close to all the trails, without the crowds. It DOES have a free shuttle service to Lodgepole, despite what the NP website says. Beautiful setting; a black bear strolled past in a nearby meadow whilst there. Fire pits made for a perfect evening beer setting. For those staying for the nature - stay here instead of Lodgepole. - Sean B.
Jul 2011 - $29.00
Very beautiful campground: in the middle of mother nature. One can hear the water of the creek running every where: very relaxing. Our site (North 30) was a pull-in, back out site that was just OK for our 25FT motorhome but it was a piece of cake to park the motorhome on the site. Our site was not level but this was announced on beforehand and there's nothing a good pair of levelers can't solve. Don't forget to bring a sweater for the nighttime because even in summertime the nights can be chilly. - MartinD
Jul 2006 - $20.00
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. - DV_Socal
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Wonderful campground. Our site was by the river and we had plenty of privacy. The bathroom is not convenient and the showers were pay showers which is inconvenient. The hosts were very friendly and this park is located close to three rivers. We would definitely camp here again. Sites are shady and spacious. - Brian11
Jun 2016 - $42.00
Park right on the river and the g-kids enjoyed swimming. Used as a base camp for visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP. Not much else to do in the area as Three Rivers is a very small town. Would stay again if in the area. - dls46
Jun 2016 - $40.00
We chose to stay at Sequoia RV Ranch, as it was close to Sequoia National Park. Reservation process was easy, and the web site made a point of giving good directions to the park. (Always appreciate any extra details on finding the park.)
Check in location was easy to find, and check-in went fine.
We had requested a pull thru, as we have a longer 5th wheel, and we knew in advance that the site we requested only had 30 amp service. The site was easy to pull into. When we checked in, we were advised that there was an issue with the water, and they suggested we boil any drinking water. Since we always carry extra drinking water with us, it wasn't an issue. But if we were there for a longer stay, we probably would have needed more drinking water.
Site was fairly level, 30 amp service was consistent. The site we had did not have sewer, but there was a dump station.
The bathroom facilities were ok, nothing special, more bare bones than many parks we have stayed at, and the showers required quarters. The downside of the bathrooms is that they are nestled in between a section that is full of permanent mobile park residents, not RV residents. Felt a little strange to me.
The special feature of the Ranch, is that it is next to a creek, they called the swimming hole. Easy flowing stream, not too deep, perfect for an afternoon dip on a hot sunny day. We took advantage of it on several hot days.
Used the laundry facility while we were there, only 2 washers and dryers. Again, bare-bones.
They did offer wi-fi, but it didn't work very well. We did get good reception on our ATT phone.
Since our main objective was to be close to the National Park, it met our goals. But if we were in the area again, we would probably check out additional options. - KTorline
May 2016 - $40.00
Location is the best thing about this park. About 3 miles from Sequoia National Park, and on the Kaweah river, above the lake. They have WiFi, but it's only at the office. Cable gets a poor reception. Sites are deep, but very close together. Laundry has only 1 washer and dryer. There is a concrete patio, but it's small. - ta96silver
Jun 2015 - $44.00
I found this place on the Internet and decided to take a chance on it. The National Park frowns on RVs larger than 25' so my 30 footer would be a problem in the park. We used a second vehicle for the parks. Parking the RV was pretty easy, the host was awesome, and the amenities worked as advertised. And it was inexpensive compared to other places. I will admit it was a bit rustic but everything worked. If I'm ever in that neighborhood again, I would most definitely stay at Three Rivers Hideaway! Very recommended... - Anctmariner17
Jun 2015 - $39.00
We stayed here for 4 nights as our base for exploring Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs. Less than 4 miles to the entrance to Sequoia. Older campground with some full time residents. Sites were narrow. Only 30 amp was available. Road to sites was steep and narrow. Laundry was one washer and dryer, did not use so do not know the cost. Got good reception for Dish and AT&T. Further down the driveway, past the tent sites, was a small beach on the river with access only for those staying at the park. - SoonerMom
Aug 2015 - $35.00
First, getting here is an adventure, closer to the nightmare side, CA Rt 245 is a VERY narrow VERY winding back road, luckily we met only one car, but with our 29' class C & toad,we had no major problem getting here or leaving, other than the white knuckles. This campground only has about 6 dirt sites side by side, with no separation, they are all full hookups and fairly level, and while there are some trees, there is very little shade at certain times of day.
The owners are extremely friendly & helpful, while there is no laundry facility, the owner let us use her private machines for free.
This is the closest campground to Sequoia National Park, with full hookups. It is very quiet and peaceful.
There are no picnic tables or fire rings at each site, but there is a sort of "community" area with tables and a grill. All in all, would probably stay here again. - bukhrn
Apr 2015 - $32.00
OMG, once we arrived we loved this park, but getting there was a bit scary. Depending upon the direction you're traveling, you have to travel on a narrow road (CA-245) with very tight curves for the last 10 or 20 miles before reaching the park. We were heading north from Visalia, so had the 20 mile trek up the mountain to the park. When we left the park, we continued north for the 10 mile trek, but the car was driven separately as a lead car to alert the driver of the motor home if another vehicle was approaching. It was a mistake not to unhook the car going up the mountain, but once we had started up we didn't find a spot where we felt safe stopping to unhook the car. Fortunately, there wasn't much traffic on the road the day we went to the park or the day we left the park. Having the lead car was much less stressful and safer than towing. The main entrance gate to the park is 12' tall, but there is another entrance for taller vehicles, which I believe was 20'. The manager of the park was super friendly and offered information about the area at check-in. The park, with an interesting history, is located on 377 acres of Sierra mountain foothill property. There are hiking/biking trails and bicycles are offered for the use of guests. It was a great property for letting our dog run off leash, and we loved the quietness of the park. There are 6 back-in RV sites with 30 amp power, water and sewer, as well as several cottages for rent. There is a shower/restroom facility, but we didn't use it. There is a laundry room, free of charge. Next to the RV sites is a group picnic area with a barbeque and horseshoes. There is a small store that has snacks, drinks and Sequoia Resort t-shirts. For smaller rigs, we would definitely recommend this park, but due to the road leading there, we would NOT recommend this park for what we consider a "big rig." - Guinness
Nov 2014 - $35.00
This was a great little find. The property is extremely large and beautiful. It is comprised of several houses far away from the RV spaces. The park is about 30-45 minutes from the Kings Canyon Visitors center. They have a great little fishing pond where we had some pretty good luck. There was a little shop which provided free WiFi, phone (cell service works but is weak there) and free loaner DVDs. The owners are beyond friendly and helpful. There are cats and toys which kept my child occupied and happy. We were quite delighted and would stay again in a second. Make sure you ask about the creepy but pretty cool history of the park. It made the stay a bit more intriguing. - Ugly SAM
Sep 2008 - $18.00
I stayed on labor day and got the last large site. I showed up 2 days early (first come first serve). The big sites are up front, and there aren't many of them. I made the mistake of following the signs to drive all the way around in a circle to get to them. The road gets tight for a large R. I was stressing a little because some of the trees are very close to the road. I'd just back right into one of the sites up front if you have a big trailer and you're staying here. Don't drive the circle; you wont fit in any of the more scenic sights. Beware of huge falling pine cones; a neighbor got a dent in his truck. As with all the other grounds in this park there are no hook ups, but some sites have water spigots. Bring a long hose if you're staying a few days and make friends with your neighbors if you need to use their spigot. The rangers are very friendly, and the sites up front are walking distance to the amphitheater which had a program every night. The next camp is Azalea and you can actually walk over to it. They have quite a few more large sites for larger RV's. There is no dump site near these ground; we hauled ours home. The restrooms were what you would expect from a state park, not exactly clean, and there are no showers. - redwake
Jun 2008 - $18.00
Nice campground. Very close to many trail heads and the amphitheater, which holds nightly lectures during the summer. Short walk to the visitor center, gift shop and market. The park was on a high bear alert but we didn't see any. There is a lot of other wildlife to see though. - MS.K
Apr 2013 - $25.00
Used to really love this place, until they took the dump station out. Now its kind of a drag to RV. Other than that it is o.k. Here for more than a weekend, - Kampzite
May 2009 - $17.00
Was a little dusty in the group area. Most sites were not too level. Over all it was a good stay because of the holiday weekend. First come first served. - Spantz