Sleep among pines at the Lodgepole Campground in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. This central California facility sits beside the Kaweah River at 6,700 feet. There are 214 sites available during the busy summer season and a more limited number of spaces during the spring and fall. Amenities include flush toilets, potable water, and food lockers. You'll have access to a grove of giant sequoias and miles of hiking trails.
The campground area is set among dense forest, making it the pawfect destination for those looking to get back to nature. Once you set up your site, spend some time by the river. If you want to do some fly fishing, you'll need a permit. A puptastic hike for you to check out is the Lodgepole to Sherman Tree Trail. Take your time hiking through the woods on this 2.8-mile pathway. It leads down into the Giant Forest and features the General Sherman Sequoia, which measures 36 feet around and 275 feet tall!
Another scenic route to investigate is the road to Tokopah Falls. Start past the Marble Fork Bridge and head east along the Kaweah River for about 1.7 miles to see the 1,200-foot cascade in Tokopah Canyon. As you travel, enjoy the views of granite peaks on the horizon. Watch for a variety of songbirds, woodpeckers, mule deer, and other wildlife.
Your furry pal can stay with you in the campground, but they're not allowed on any of the trails. If you choose to bring Fido, someone in your party will need to stay with them in camp while you explore. Keep pets on-leash and remove their droppings.
Lodgepole Campground is a pawtastic home base when you're visiting Sequoia and Kings Canyon in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Sleep comfortably in your tent, RV, or camper by night and explore the scenic wilderness by day. Remember to use the food lockers to protect your scented items from resident bears when you stay here.