Lodgepole Campground in stunning Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is a perfectly placed campsite, just two miles from General Sherman. Lodgepole Campground is right on the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, fed by snowmelt from the high Sierras.

The campground is dotted with lodgepole pine, ted fir, and shrubs, while towering groves of giant sequoias and craggy granite peaks dominate the focal points. This campground is open year round, with warm days and cool nights in the summer and snow conditions in the winter. Lodgepole campground is popular with tent and RV campers, and offers toilets, drinking water, picnic tables, fire rings, and bear boxes. Lodgepole Village has access to a visitor center, nightly ranger programs, a market, deli, snack bar, gift shop, post office, coin-operated showers and laundry facilities. 

Lodgepole Campground connects to over 40 miles of hiking trails, including the Big Trees Trail (home to General Sherman and General Grant). Other popular vistas such as Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow are just a short drive away. Crystal Cave, one of hundreds of marble caves in the park, provides visitors with unmatched views of rock formations, fossils, rare minerals, and unique wildlife. Tickets are required in advance for Crystal Cave and can be purchased at the Lodgepole Visitor Center. Be sure to visit the Giant Forest Museum and Beetle Rock Education Center. 

You can reserve a campground here.

Photo: Ray Bouknight

Pack List

Basics:
Sleeping Bag 
Sleeping Pad
Water Bottle (3L)
Headlamp and extra batteries  
Toothbrush / Toothpaste
Deodorant / Lip Balm / Hand Sanitizer
Sunscreen / Sunglasses
Bowl / Cup / Spoon

Clothing:
Synthetic Layer T-shirt
Fleece Layer
Outer Shell/Down Jacket
Long Johns/Fleece Pants
Hiking Pant/Short
Hiking Socks (wool or synthetic)
Hiking Boots
Camp Shoes
Rain Coat

Other:
Sun Hat
Towel
Book
Journal/Pen
Camera

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Elevation Gain 6701 Feet
Activities Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Yoga, Swimming, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Backpack to Big Bird Lake & Moose Lake

This trip requires a wilderness permit. You can get one at the Lodgepole Visitor Center where you can also rent a bear canister or use the bathroom before heading out.

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Hike to Pear Lake via the Lakes Trail

The Lakes Trail to Pear Lake can be done as either an overnight stay or a day hike.

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