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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We lucked out - on a whim I called inquiring about any last minute campgrounds open at Sequoia about 3 weeks from when I called. There was ONE campground open at Dorst Creek. The campground itself is nice - clean, family friendly, nice flushing toilets. The spots are pretty tight though - you will inevitably exchange stories with your neighbors...

1Thank Emily G
New York, NY
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Dorst Creek, it is named, is maybe 15 minute drive north of the main village where lodgepole campground is situated. At the end of August, not exactly the start of low season, yet this really large and well-spaced campground was very empty, partly I think due to the wild fire that had been going on in Kings Canyon, which was...

4Thank Bo L
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great campground a little ways away from the main campground LODGEPOLE; however this is a great location ,a lot of wildlife to see wake up to deer and other small animals from the area . Bring your own stuff because to get food or other things you might have forgotten It a ways away (15 drive to...

4Thank guillermo g
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Dorst creek campground is the spot for you. We had bears walk thru our camp every morning around breakfast time and every night around dinner. Space 12 is the spot to get. In a matter of 4 hours of check in we encountered bear and dear. Great adventure for the family.

6Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 23 August 2014

Due to the draught the campground had stopped accepting reservations and was only one third full when we stayed there. You can see deer in the morning, there is a good free shuttle connection that takes you to the famous General Sherman tree. The campground itself is beautifully situated and very quiet. Facilities are on a very basic level (as...

5Thank Boris K
Gray, Maine
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed at Dorst for 2 nights, after we found out that our first picks were full. Man, am I glad that they were. The campground was a decent size and had many open sites when we were there. We chose a site near the entrance, mostly because we didn't realize there were so many more sites if we went...

11Thank Shara M
Tacoma, Washington
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is a nice campground. Central to everything in both parks and very close to Lodgepole (showers, store, ect). Campsites are big enough with tables and fire pits and some have RV/Trailer access (some sites do have more shade than others). There is a group site available if you can book it. Bathrooms are nice (flush) and cleaned twice a...

6Thank Tom-Tuttle21
Oceanside, California
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We just recently stayed in Dorst (6/22-6/27) and very much enjoyed it. There were plenty of trees and our particular campsite (#105) was very large with plenty of level space for our tents. Can't say the same for some of the other sites. When we checked out other sections of the campground, we noticed that the majority of the sites...

7Thank BeJerky
Long Beach
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Camping at Dorst was my first experience with Bear Lockers. We brought way too much food so meal prep and clean up took up a great part of our mornings. Lodgepole is close enough for ice runs, which we coordinated with shopping and showers. Lines for showers were long and I waited 45 minutes on a Saturday evening. Bathrooms at...

5Thank laurastegeman
Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Really lovely location, you walk into the woods to find dry timber, set up a fire and cook your food, cant get closer to nature than that. Big pitches for RV basic but acceptable facilities, and a shuttle bus to the lodgole visitor centre. Family of four thoroughly enjoyed our two day stay! And all for $20 a pop

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Address: Seven-and-a-half miles northwest of Lodgepole Visitor Center, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Region: United States > California > Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Also Known As:
Dorst Campground Hotel Sequoia And Kings Canyon National Park
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“Sites in the 99 to 127 were very peaceful”
  • View from Moro Rock
mahdeeyo, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“warm cloths for the night...it's very cold even in summer”
hosi27ch, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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RobertH586, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Very cold at night even during July, bring warm clothes/sleeping bag to sleep in.”
  • Parking spot and picnic table were all conveniently located
TaewonK, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Camp Lodge Pole has a store and other services. If you like a camp away from the maddening crowd, then Dorst may be your bag.”
137rick, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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