Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, CA
About Lodgepole Campground
Lodgepole Campground is located in the breathtaking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central Californias rugged Sierra Nevada range. Lodgepole is perched on the banks of the scenic and lengthy Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, at an elevation of 6,700 ft. The inspiring Giant Forest Grove and the mighty General Sherman Tree - the worlds largest tree in volume - are just two miles from the campground. Natural Features: Lodgepole pine, Red fir, and shrubs forest the campground, while towering groves of giant sequoias and craggy granite peaks dot the landscape. The Marble Fork of the Kaweah River is fed by snowmelt and flows seasonally through the site. This region is characterized by warm days and cool nights in the summer and deep snow and cold days in the winter. Recreation: Forty miles of trails, including the paved Big Trees Trail, invite visitors to immerse themselves in the majesty of the ancient grove. Several additional popular hiking and wilderness trailheads are close by, including the trail to Moro Rock, a granite dome with spectacular views of the Great Western Divide and western half of the park. Tokopah Falls Trail is an easy walk along the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, leading to an impressive 1200 ft. waterfall. Fly-fishing is also a popular activity on the Marble Fork. Facilities: Lodgepole Campground is very popular with tent and RV campers alike. It has paved roads, flush toilets, and drinking water. Picnic tables, fire rings, and bear food storage boxes are provided at each site. Lodgepole Village is a quick, 1/4-mile away, offering a visitor center, nightly Interpretive Ranger programs, a market, deli, snack bar, gift shop, post office, coin-operated showers and laundry facilities. Nearby Attractions: The General Sherman Tree, General Grant Tree, and Tunnel Log are nearby, as are the informative Giant Forest Museum and Beetle Rock Education Center. Colorful Crescent Meadow offers views of vivid summer wildflowers and access to Tharps Log, a cabin in a fallen sequoia. Tours into Crystal Cave, one of hundreds of marble caves in the park, give visitors an interesting view of rock formations, fossils, rare minerals, and unique wildlife. Tickets are required and are available at the Lodgepole Visitor Center. Tickets are not sold at the cave entrance. The Crystal Caves are about a 45 minute drive (13 miles/21 km) from the campground. Reserve tour tickets in advance on Recreation.gov. ACTIVITIES Interpretive Programs: Educational Programs Hiking Visitor Center: Ranger Station Day Use Area: Amphitheater Other Recreation Concession Site: Concessions
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National Park Service
Lodgepole Campground is located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California
Both roads leading to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks approach from the west and are open all day, every day, depending on weather. From the south on Highways 65 or 99, go east on Highway 198E. Follow signs to Sequoia National Park to the park entrance. From Fresno, take Highway 180E, following signs to Kings Canyon National Park. Once in the park, follow signs to Sequoia National Park and Lodgepole.
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