This is a pretty campground. Lots of pines but no real vistas. Also no real level flat ground for tent camping. Sites are smallish & close together. Running water and flush toilets. 1 medium bear box per site. No showers.
Center point for touring sequoia and kings canyon national parks. Free shuttle to take you all over the park. Great stream running through campgrounds upper and lower sections. Great hikes from campground. Especially, Muir groves and lookouts, breathtaking views. We also hiked lost groves which was very special hiking through meadows and going across streams. Saw many deer groups. Clean campsites and especially restrooms. We got to see two female bears walking at a distance from campground. Wildlife management team came and made sure bear stayed in it's nature areas. fun to watch and learn how they track bears and keep visitors informed on how to store our items with smells inside metal bear boxes. we had a amazing family vacation in one the most beautiful places on earth. the sequoia groves had great signage and easy trails to walk.
This was a beautiful campground. The only thing negative I could say about this campground is that a lot of the campsites are very close to each other. But if you choose wisely, as my friend and I did, then I have no complaints. Surrounded by trees and wildlife, we were visited by deer and entertained by a family of quails as we sat around our fire. Our campsite had a fire ring with a grill, two picnic tables and a bear box. The restrooms, which had flush toilets, were clean and well maintained. There was potable water near our campsite and an additional bear box was nearby if needed. There were also trash bins, including separate waste bins for recycling glass and plastics nearby. There was no cell reception in the campground but there was a pay phone next to the ranger station where you check into camp. Though I do not know if it was in working condition so I would not rely on it. If you were planning on hiking to some of the less traveled spots in the park, this campground was nice because there were several trails that you could access from within the campground.
We tent camped two nights here. Our site was roomy but not very level; turned out wonderfully though as it rained one entire day and no water pooled near our tent. Fresh/clean water was available. Bathrooms clean. Muir Grove is a hidden gem of a hike to a serene grove of sequoias, accessed at the end of the campground near the group sites. Fairly easy 4 miles round trip, hiked with 6 children, youngest hiker is 6; well worth it!
The restrooms are clean. There is a stream that runs through camp. There view is great and the is a lot of animal activity.
If you’re in Sequoia NP and it’s your only option, take it. Less trees and shade than Lodgepole, Potwisha, or Buckeye. It’ll do, but there are better options. As you wind your way thru the Park you’d be better off heading to Kings Canyon towards Roads End if you have Dorst as your only option.
Dorst Creek campground was overall very nice. The bathrooms were cleaned daily and the campground offered clean running water.
The sites were a little small and we had a hard time finding a flat spot to fit our 6-person tent.
The rangers are not always at the ranger station and there is NO cell phone signal… so hopefully no one has any emergencies…
There is a shuttle station to take you to some popular places throughout the park. There is also a gas station, convenience store, restaurant, and shower facility about 5 miles from the campsite. However, I found everything to be very expensive. Showers are $4 for 10 minutes, firewood $8 for 5 logs, gas and food expensive as well. But good to have in case you need anything!
Has everything you need. Close to Sequoia attractions. Didn't spend much time here as we were out hiking but it's a fine place to pitch your tent with the rest of the crowd.
This is a great campground close to a lot of Sequoia's attractions, including the General Sherman tree and some of the other large sequoias and the visitor's center. There are several great hiking trails that are very near the campground, and the sites are scenic and fairly separate. We saw a lot of deer during our stay.
We stayed here in July 2012 on our summer road trip out west. This was one of many campgrounds in Sequoia N.p. It was primitive but we were allowed to run the generator certain hours in our loop. We barely fit on the site and had to use some crazy leveling techniques to get us set up. The landscape here is beautiful with many pines and sequoias as well as granite boulders scattered everywhere. There are water stations and dump stations nearby. We were told to be very careful not to leave any food outside our RV unless it was locked in the "bear box" provided at our site. We were a little afraid to let the boys play outside unattended with those kinds of warnings. Our visit here was to visit the Giant Sequoias nearby and hike hike hike. We had to tell the boys that we were going for a walk because they had grown weary of hiking already on our 2nd month into our trip. We visited General Sherman, the famous giant Sequoia tree and also hiked 4 miles to Muir Grove. It was very cool and shady along the way which I was thankful for. The forest was filled with many beautiful flowers but we didn't see any bears or mountain lions. The boys had a great time collecting sticks and playing swords, etc. along the way. It was an amazing hike and I was glad to get some fresh air and exercise. Photos cannot do justice for the magnificent trees. They are unique to this area of the country and are amazing to view, touch, crawl through and climb on.