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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were in site #24, which was on the far corner away from the creek. The cool thing about being on the end was our deer visitors. We stayed for only one night, but we saw deer in the evening and again in the morning. The campground was well maintained and clean. We were a little far from the restrooms, but there was a water source near the site. In the morning we took a hike into the trees for a bit, then circled back to the campground and took a trail down to the creek. It was a great place for tent camping.

Room Tip: this isn't a hotel, it's a campground, not sure why TripAdvisor is giving me prompts for a hotel, there are no rooms here.
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank vegewalk
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a convenient, well kept, and nicely situated developed campground located just outside of Sequoia National Park in the National Forest along Generals Highway. Conveniently located to both Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. I spent 2 nights here, and loved it! The camp hosts this summer were friendly, professional, and helpful! The facilities there were well kept (restrooms) and there is a shower just up the road for us at a nearby Lodge that has public showers. Peaceful creek-side setting, with wildlife sure to show up at dawn and dusk! It also was spacious enough to feel like you were not looking straight into your neighbors site! I would stay here again compared with some of the more cramped campsites in the area!

Room Tip: The lower numbered sites are on the side of the drive along the creek.
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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3  Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

It was a nice campground with spacious sites. A river ran on both sides of the campground. We spent some time at the visitors center when it rained, which was nice. I didn't love the bathrooms, but that was it. They left the doors open 24/7 and had virtually no light. The temps were lovely while there.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Sayward H
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

This review is for UPPER STONY CREEK campground which is across the street from the Stony Creek campground. Our family camped at sites #2, #3, #4 and #5. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here. The forest around the campground is beautiful, the air smells great and you can hear the water running at the nearby stream. Our campsites were decent sizes, the picnic tables were in good condition and the fire pits were great. We saw zero bears while we were there, but there were deer in our campsites every single night! So, that was cool. The nearby stream is right next to the campground, so that is awesome, but the water is super cold. If you are a guy, be prepared for shrinkage. The final awesome thing about this campsite is that it is easy access to both Kings Canyon and Sequoia parks. There are only two downfalls with this campsite. First, the toilets are vault toilets. The campsite employees do a great job keeping the bathrooms clean, but it doesn't stop the flies from filling up the bathroom by late afternoon. Not all campers close the toilet lid and bathroom door like they should which leads to flies. Second, the roads are all dirt, so when people drive to/from their sites, there will be dust in the air. It isn't horrible, but be prepared.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

We stayed in #12 the first week of June starting on a Monday night for three nights. The campground is easy to find right off the General's Highway. There is a skinny lane that winds around the campground which doesn't allow for 2-way traffic. Our campsite was a "walk-in" which meant we parked by the "road" but walked downhill about 5-7 yards to the camp site which was right next to the creek among the trees. There is a large picnic table and good-sized fire pit ring with a built-in grill grate on hinges that flips on and off of the pit. The site also includes a large bear-proof food storage box. The neighboring camp sites were pretty close to ours but there was enough distance that you didn't feel like you were violating each other's space.

Number 12 was fairly close to the bathrooms. The women's bathroom has 2 sinks w/ mirrors and 2 stalls. The doors don't close well but there are flushing toilets and toilet paper provided. No paper towels or hand dryers. The bathrooms were cleaned each day and kept in good shape by the campground staff who you will see throughout the day on their golf cart.

The campground host was nice and helpful when she could be located. My husband walked to the camp host's site a couple of times trying to acquire firewood and kept missing her. Firewood bundles include about 5-7 logs and cost $8 per bundle. The camp host drives the firewood around to the camp sites in the evenings in case you want to buy any before the sun goes down.

This campground was close to the main road but we didn't notice any traffic noise. The creek was the loudest thing there. This time of year the water was flowing pretty fast and is probably a bit louder than later in the year when the snow has already melted.

There are plenty of trees around for hanging clotheslines, hammocks, etc. We had a few choices on where to put our tent. There was a small trail next to the creek and some very large boulders worth climbing. If you want to cross the creek you need to walk up to the main road and use the bridge.

Less than half a mile north of the campground is the Stoney Creek Lodge which contains a small store with various supplies and souvenirs. You can buy some food items, camp supplies, and firewood (also around $8 per bundle). They have lodge rooms and public showers as well as a gas station (over $3 per gallon, a bit more than outside the park).

Also noteworthy is the weather...it was warm and sunny each day around the mid 70's but the temp dropped significantly down to around 40 at night so be prepared for the cold. The wind can pick up to at times especially near the creek. Keep this in mind if you are cooking over a grill or camp stove as it can blow out the flame.

We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
7  Thank Allons-y2016
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