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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Campgrounds were clean and rangers were friendly. Conveniently located in the park. Great hikes from the campsite and access to many more. Excellent get a way from the rush of normal day and you can be off the grid.

Thank LLL18
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We booked through the parks agency nps.gov, well in advance as we were travelling at the height of the holiday season. We had a lovely spot for our 30 foot RV at Dorst Creek, well-maintained by the National Park service, with clean loos and fresh water provision. Sitting around the camp fire (a clean grill provided) surrounded by tall trees...

Thank Storm S
San Diego
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were looking for a relaxing quiet getaway with a fire, the trees and the stars near the giant forest and this was a great location. It's on the north side of the main attractions and just far away enough to enjoy a the nature and stars. Pick a site that's higher than 60 and I recommend the 99 to...

Thank mahdeeyo
Concord, CA
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We arrived around dinner time on Friday, and there were people in our spot. Well sorta. There's no real clear boundaries so the people above us had 4 tents, one of which was in our spot. The rangers didn't seem to care either. Luckily there's a space (on a slope) to the right where we setup. A little bit of...

Thank Ngraham
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Site 156 is more private, in the corner, surrounded by rocks, and backs up to forest. Our friends had that site which made it nice because we could just hang out on their site. The rest of the sites are VERY close together, especially in loop F. 150-159 are almost on top of each other. The picnic tables, fire pits,...

2Thank Desiree1234
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We stayed in Dorst Campground for 3 nights. Our place was 105...a very nice place...lot of space and near the bathrooms. In general you have enough space. The restrooms could be cleaner and no light in there. You can fill up your bottles and it's a quiet nice place to stay with friend or family. If you have no car...

2Thank hosi27ch
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We stayed in in a walk in site for 2 nights and really enjoyed it. The walk from the car to the site was maybe 30-40 yards, so yes we had to carry everything, but that was done in a few trips. The site had a good amount of privacy - we could see several other sites but we weren't...

Thank rumcreme
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Dorst is located little bit north of Lodgepole visitor center and main attractions, the campground is very big and nicely spread. Sites are big enough, each with fire ring and not too close to each other. I recommend to pick site at the corners, which are usually close to forest and easy accessible.

1Thank Lucyan
Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Dorst campground is in a lovely area very close to the Giant Forest (about a 15 min drive). We planned to camp at Lodgepole and utilize a walk-in site, but discovered that they no longer save walk-in sites past June 15th. Big disappointment! So we continued on driving and found Dorst Creek just north of Lodgepole. The first ranger we...

Thank Melissa F
Chatsworth, California, United States
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We picked this campground because we wanted to be close to sequoia and kings canyon. There are several loops and I highly recommend to pick one of the recommended sites on campsitephotos.com. There are over 200 sites but only about 8 or so recommended. We had site 142 which was on the rim offering views and some privacy. The best...

2Thank Robert V

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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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