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Sequoia National Park Campgrounds
Within the park boundaries
Lodgepole
Potwisha
Azalea
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My visit to Sequoia National Park was in November, 2005, so most of the campgrounds were closed for the winter season. I was only able to see Lodgepole, Azalea and Potwisha.
Lodgepole Campground
Location Pretty much equal distance between the two entrances to the park - see directions below.
Directions From Ash Mountain Entrance (via Three Rivers): 21 miles north on the Generals Highway. However, this section of the road is not open to vehicles over 22 feet, due to sharp turns and narrow roadway. Bigger rigs should enter through Big Stump Entrance (via Hwy. 180): 1.5 miles to the Generals Highway, then it's 25 miles to the campground.
Number of sites 204
Site Amenities Fire pit with grill, picnic table and bear-proof food containers
Campground Facilities Flush toilets, drinking water, pay phones, dump station
Open Normally open year-round, but limited services are available after the first significant snowfall
Visitors Center Provides a good orientation to the many attractions within the park. Post office, bookstore and market
Reservations Through US National Park Service - (800) 365-2267
Site Map Click for enlarged site map picture
Site 26 - a good size and one of the few I saw that might allow satellite reception, if that's important to you.
Site 33 is the back-in drive you see and site 35's bear proof food container is to the far right of the picture. Potable water is by the post to the front of the container.
I think that the location of this campground would be pretty convenient for exploring both sides of the park - but they sure seem to be serious about the bear activity here, so be careful!
Potwisha Campground
Location About 4 miles from the Ash Mountain (Hwy. 198) entrance to the park - see directions below
Directions From Ash Mountain Entrance (via Three Rivers): 4 miles north on the Generals Highway. Past this point on the road, nothing larger than 22 feet is advised due to sharp turns and narrow roadway.
Number of sites 42
Site Amenities Picnic table, fire pit with grill and two bear proof containers.
Campground Facilities Drinking water and flush restrooms. Nearby facilities include a dump station and ranger station.
Open Year-round (due to low elevation of 2,100 feet and mild climate)
Reservations Not accepted - first come, first serve.
Site Map Click for enlarged site map picture
Site 11 - one of the pull-throughs
Site 8 - a nice, shady back-in.
I liked the look and feel of this park, but some of the campers on the forums commented that a lot of sites were hard to level in and a tight fit in some cases due to the trees - also low hanging trees were a hazard in spots.
Azalea Campground
Location About 2 miles north of Big Stump Entrance (Hwy. 180), past Grant Grove Visitor Center.
Directions Left at Big Stump Entrance (Hwy. 180), past Grant Grove Visitor Center.
Number of sites 113
Site Amenities Picnic table, fire pit and grill
Campground Facilities Bear-proof food containers, drinking water and flush toilets. Dining facilities, showers and pay phones are within one mile of the site in Grant Grove Village. Ranger programs and riding stables are also available in the Grant Grove area.

Open Open year-round (elevation 6,500 feet)
Visitors Center Provides a good orientation to the many attractions within the park. Post office, bookstore, market, dining
Reservations Not accepted - first come, first served
Site Map Sorry - I didn't see one posted.
Site 52
Site 21
This looks like a pretty nice park to explore the Grant Grove area and Cedar Grove attractions on this side of the park.
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