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Queen Creek, Arizona
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Wow! What a trip we had to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park this year (July 2013). The parks themselves were amazing and delivered more than we could have imagined. As far as Dorst Creek, we chose this campground mostly because of location. The campground is centrally located between Lodgepole (Giant Forest) and Grant Grove (Kings Canyon Visitors Center). In...

5Thank hapytrainer
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Spent two nights camping here.. Overall good, bit noisy on the sunday night.. Our pitch was a bit tight for our relatively small tent meaning we had to pitch half in a bush! There was also a fair bit of litter.. However the location is great for the parks and the toilets were clean

1Thank tim d
Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Our family of four booked a campground for the July 4th. weekend back in February. Being able to book in advance really matters, because we tried to camp in Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP two years ago over the same holiday weekend without a reservation, and were disappointed. Our site was almost level and close to the creek, but the creek was...

4Thank banerjee
Auburn, California
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We are a family of 5 which includes 3 small kids ranging from age 3 to 7. As I went through reading some of the reviews and "negative" experiences my husband and I couldn't help but chuckle. For starters, you're camping.... You're not at a 5 star resort. Although, the park DOES HAVE a resort for all you campers who...

16Thank KellyMash
Reviewed 20 September 2012

This was the busiest of all the campsites we visited, a lot of people, making a lot of noise (until quiet time) Pitches were large with all the usual equipment Toilets were clean but a little small & no shower facility ?? Best of all, on the way to the campsite, we saw a mother bear & her cub, for...

4Thank gwlewis
San Diego, California
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Dorst is a very nice campground. Grounds are clean and well equipped, the sites aren't totally crammed in on each other. Some Sequoia campgrounds are more scenic, this one does have a trail to a small Sequoia grove we didn't have time to visit. It is also one of 2 campgrounds in Sequoia that has reservations available which can ease...

1Thank TheSpeis
Reviewed 21 August 2012

We love National Park camprounds. Dorst had one problem that we have seen solved in better ways in other National Park campgrounds. There was NO place to wash your dishes or dispose of dishwater. The water faucetts, say " No dishwashing," as they should. But the only other sinks in the park are in the bathrooms. It is fine to...

2Thank ShurleyUSA
los angeles
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We just spent 3 nights at dorst campground, we usually stay at stony creek. The sites are definitely smaller but very nice. For being such a huge campsite it definitely is really quiet and peaceful. It was full the weekend we were there but it was still pretty quiet and neighbors seem really respectful of each other. We didn't have...

7Thank lacampingmama
East Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 11 August 2012

I have camped at Dorst Creek and Lodgepole in the past. This time around, the other campers were a little rowdy, which is the only reason i put a four out of five for this time of year. Otherwise, Dorst is very peaceful and secluded compared to the more touristy Lodgepole. Rangers are helpful if you ask but they don't...

2Thank Sheila A
Visalia, California
Reviewed 24 July 2012

We stayed for 4 nights @ # 177. It was close to the restroom which has flush toilets (always a plus). They did run out of toilet paper in the women's restroom so word of advise, bring some from home just in case. We did hear banging and yelling the first 3 nights which told me there was a bear...

4Thank prplbtrfly5456

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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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