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Pacific Palisades, CA
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Four of us camped here for one night in early July 2016. It was supposed to be two nights, but due to a family matter we had to leave one night early. We reserved a site about two weeks before our trip and were surprised there were spots left considering it was a holiday week. The sites are spacious and...

2Thank Taewon K
Buena Park, California
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This camp is located about 12 miles from the closest store and other conveniences and services. It is beautiful, with lots of big trees, but the sites are mostly on hills. There are very few flat camp sites. You must use bear boxes and they say bears are in the area. We did not see any bears during our stay.

1Thank 137rick
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to stay. Ideal for all of the sights and even with the RV we were able to get about really easy. First off you don't need to put food in bear lockers so long as it's in the fridge. Second there are no nearby stores so take enough food to last and a torch for the evening. Plenty...

Thank Sanyo12
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My group stayed at Dorst Creek Campground the weekend of July 15th – 17th. Upon arriving, the “check-in” was smooth and quick. They did give a quick reminder of the importance of using the provided bear boxes. During our stay, we did see a camp site get a ticket (or warning) for leaving their bear box open with food/trash unattended....

1Thank ConcernedTraveler498
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 9 July 2016

First off, you need to use bear boxes for ALL your stuff. ALL the time. No stroage in your car. Our bear box was in the sun most of the day so we had to use our canopy tent to cover it otherwise the sun was too intense and would melt the ice in the cooler in just a few...

1Thank Craig C
Irvine, California
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We camped for 3 days at Dorst Creek camp site #81. It was a great spot for tent camping as it is in a no generator area so you do not have those loud RVs running their AC all night. We were also pretty close to the restroom which was great since we have a 3 year old who often...

1Thank Alex W
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Our family of four stayed at site 204 for four days, which was nice and spacious. The tent space accommodated our 10x10 tent, which was on a very slight slant, but not enough to have us sliding down. We all slept comfortably. The site was also not on top of anybody else. We did not feel cramped at all, though...

3Thank Archer C
Los Angeles
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We camped at Dorst Creek for several nights in June. We loved the location as it was centrally located within Sequoia National Park and conveniently close to Kings Canyon. About 20 minutes to the General Sherman Tree, a bit further to the Giant Forest Museum. It is about 15 minutes drive south to Lodgepole Village, which has a market, deli/hot...

Thank vacationgirl07
Elmira, New York
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I'll start with the good. The park is amazing. Even if you're not a nature nut you can still appreciate these gorgeous views and magnificent trees. There's tons of wildlife in the park as well. We seen many mule deer, marmot and, get ready for it.. 2 bears. Eeek. I'm from Ohio and backpack regularly in PA and had to...

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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

After camping on the river in Yosemite, our next stop was this place, so keep in mind we had been a bit spoiled. This park is very underfunded. Quiet hours were not respected by several nearby patrons, the spots were small and in many places difficult to tell where one spot ended and the next one began. We lucked out...

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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
 of 5 bubbles mahdeeyo, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“warm cloths for the night...it's very cold even in summer”
 of 5 bubbles hosi27ch, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 137rick, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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