For a car camp experience, Lodgepole has everything - National Park beauty, river runs through it, well laid out and maintained campground, plenty of day trip activities within an hour, I could go on. Best of all, not as crowded and hard to get to as Yosemite.
Situated almost 7,000 feet above sea level Lodgepole is located in Lodgepole Village in Sequoia National Park. There is a great market/general store at the entrance of the site and of course there is plenty to see and do in Sequoia Nat'l Park
This campsite was far too crowded for my taste. Space 188 is right on top of it's neighbors with little privacy. That said, I rated it higher due to the proximity to some beautiful hikes. The campground is a bit of a 'lazy camper' dream with a big market and showers. Bathrooms were tidy. This isn't roughing it in the wilderness, if that's what you are after. Spotted in campground: chipmunks, mosquitos, snakes and squirrels.
Been going here since I was little. We used to make yearly trips every summer until people started to know about it then we could never find a camp spot. Tip is early bird gets the worm here. Lake is ice cold but very refreshing and beautiful to kayak.
Busy, but excellent campground with all you need. Close to trails, general store, snack bar, showers, and the scenery is awesome! Just a short drive to the General Sherman tree or head the opposite direction to Kings Canyon and get away from the crowds! Best campground in Sequoia NP. Bring warmer clothes for the higher elevations.