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Attention: Sequoia and Kings Canyon is experiencing a significantly low snow water content year. We anticipate that Dorst Creek Campground will run out of water this camping season. We will no longer be taking advanced reservations for the 2014 camping season; however reservations already made will still be honored. If we need to close the campground we will help you find a different campsite in a different park campground at no additional cost. If you have questions please call 559-565-4404 or 559-565-4487.
Construction Alert: Construction will be occurring on the Generals Highway starting on June 2nd between Eleven Range and Wolverton Junction. Delays can be expected to last up to one hour with scheduled traffic releases at the top of every hour between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The construction schedule is expected to change throughout the course of the summer; please obtain more information from the entrance stations and visitor centers upon arrival. Vehicles traveling to Lodgepole or Dorst Creek Campground from the southern entrance will have to travel through the construction zone.
Federal Highways Advisory: It is strongly recommended that vehicles over the length of 22 feet access Lodgepole Campground, Dorst Creek Campground, and the Giant Forest from the Highway 180 entrance into Kings Canyon National Park. The portion of the Generals Highway accessed from Highway 198 and the southern entrance is narrow and steep and is not advised for vehicles over the length of 22 feet.
Dorst Creek Campground-Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, CA
part ofSequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, National Park Service
Status: Open through Tue Sep 02 2014 Season Dates
OverviewDorst Creek Campground is located in the breathtaking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California's rugged Sierra Nevada range.
The campground is perched at an elevation of 6,700 ft., on the banks of scenic Dorst Creek. Several meadows surround the campground and a number of small streams flow through the site.
A handful of popular day-hikes begin from or near the campground, including the trail to Lost Grove, a 57-acre grove containing 15 beautiful sequoias.
Lodgepole pine, red fir, and shrubs forest the campground, while towering groves of giant sequoias and craggy granite peaks dot the landscape.
Dorst Creek lies in the Giant Forest region of Sequoia National Park, where forty miles of trails invite visitors to immerse themselves in the majesty of the ancient groves.
The campground is very popular with tent and RV campers alike. It has paved roads, flush toilets, and drinking water, but no electricity.
The inspiring Giant Forest Grove, General Sherman Tree, General Grant Tree, and Tunnel Log are just 10 miles away, as well as the informative Giant Forest Museum and Beetle Rock Education Center.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Both roads leading to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks approach from the west. They are open all day, every day, depending on weather. From the east, no roads reach the park boundary.
Mailing Address:Dorst Creek Campground-Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park 47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers CA 93271
Phone Number:Information: (559)565-4488
559-565-3341 - Sequoia/Kiings Canyon National Parks for current Road and Weather information.