Entrance sign to Sequoia National Park

Your List of Top RV Parks Near Sequoia National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks offer visitors an exceptional opportunity to experience nature’s timeless wonders. The towering giant Sequoias have called this forest home for over 2,000 years. These grand beauties are among the oldest and largest living organisms on Earth. If you’re planning your road trip to the Sierra Nevada mountains, Sequoia National Park is a must.

Imagine standing next to the world’s largest tree. This needs to be on your travel bucket list.

Giant sequoia trees at Sequoia National Park

And to help expedite your planning and enhance your vacation experience to central California, I researched and dug into all the options and curated a list of top-rated campgrounds and RV parks. Today we help you plan a memorable adventure amongst the breathtaking sequoias, rugged foothills, and diverse landscapes within the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

This is your comprehensive guide to the best RV parks and campgrounds in and near Sequoia National Park.


RVs over 22 feet in length are not allowed to enter the park through the south entrance due to the winding switchback roads.

Keep in mind this area is popular. During peak summer months in particular, campgrounds can be fully booked months in advance. You are wise to start here to do your research now and reserve a spot as soon as possible. Also, while the park is open year round, certain campgrounds are seasonal due to weather conditions.

The RV Parks in Sequoia National Park

Creating this list of RV parks and campgrounds ignites a desire to get back out on the road as soon as possible. It can be difficult to rank the camping options in the Sierra Nevada region because the natural beauty of the area seems to shine through at every turn.

To create the list I relied on my own camping experiences, amenities, campground ratings, and feedback from both friends and RV travelers with firsthand experience at campgrounds near Sequoia.

Ok, let’s get to it. The sooner you find the best RV park for your needs, the sooner you’ll enjoy your outdoor adventures!

Dorst Creek Campground

  • Location: Mile 29 Generals Highway, Sequoia National Park, California
  • GPS Coordinates: 36.552101, -118.824551
  • Full Hookups: Not available
  • Reservations: Campsites are available by reservation only. Reservations may be made up to one month prior to your stay. Use Recreation, the National Park Service reservation system, to book your site.

Dorst Creek Campground is located within Sequoia National Park. You must have a reservation before camping at Dorst Creek.

The campground is located off Generals Highway from either the south or north park entrance.

Weather Related Closure

Dorst Creek Campground is recovering from damages caused by prior winter storms. Contact the campground directly to confirm current conditions and when reservations are expected to reopen.

Entrance sign for Dorst Creek Campground
Dorst Creek Campground within Sequoia National Park

Campground Amenities

The campground is paved and relatively flat and level, accommodating wheelchair access.

  • Free (seasonal) shuttle is available to Giant Forest
  • Seasonal potable water
  • Food storage lockers
  • Dump station for trash and recycling
  • Restrooms with flush toilets (seasonal)
  • Generators are allowed from 8:00am to 11:00am and again from 5:00pm until 8:00pm
  • Pet-friendly campground

RV Campsites Overview

There are 33 RV only sites. In addition, Dorst Creek offers 12 sites dedicated for tent camping, including walk-in campsites that offer the ultimate experience of solitude and peace.

  • Back-in and pull-through sites
  • Check with the park ranger before lighting an open fire as restrictions may be in effect during times of dryer conditions
  • Paved parking
  • Grills and picnic tables

While the campground is pet-friendly, dogs and other pets are not allowed on trails (including paved trails) within Sequoia National Park.

Picnic table at an RV site

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Lemon Cove Village RV Park

  • Location: 3205 Sierra Dr., Lemon Cove, California
  • GPS Coordinates: 36.37009, -119.03277
  • Full Hookups: Full RV hookups with water, electric and sewer
  • Reservations: While Lemon Cove does welcome walk-in campers, reservations are encouraged and can be made via the online booking system or by calling 559-370-4152.

Lemon Cove Village, a family-friendly RV park, is located approximately 25 miles from Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. This Good Sam Club park is near Kaweah Lake amongst the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Outdoor enthusiasts can visit Lemon Cove Village year round and enjoy a plethora of activities, including fishing, white water rafting, boating, and hiking.

Campground Amenities

  • On-site manager
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry facilities (coin operated)
  • Outdoor swimming pool and lounge chairs
  • Clean restrooms and showers
  • Dump station
  • Outdoor activity area with lawn games such as horseshoes
  • Shuttle from the parking lot to the national park entrance (fee applies)
  • Pet-friendly with a fenced in dog park

RV Campsites Overview

Lemon Cove offers 60 campsites, including RV sites and tent sites. There are two larger tent sites dedicated for large groups.

  • Flat, back-in and pull-through RV sites
  • Partial and full hook-up sites with 30-Amp or 50/30 Amp, water, and sewer
  • WiFi

Certain sites may have RV length restrictions. Please confirm the length of your rig, especially if you have a larger RV, when making reservations.

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Lodgepole Campground

  • Location: Lodgepole is located within Sequoia National Park, an approximately one hour drive from the entrance. Take Hwy 198 (from the south) or Hwy 180 (from the north), then simply follow the signs to the campground.
  • GPS Coordinates: 36° 36′ 24.1600″ N 118° 43′ 32.8800″ W
  • Full Hookups: Not available. Standard, nonelectric RV sites
  • Reservations: Book your reservation through the online Recreation booking system

Located along the banks of the scenic Marble Fork and Kaweah River, Lodgepole Campground is a park you should put at the top of your list of considerations for great places to stay.

You will have easy access to Lodgepole Village, which is a short walk of less than one mile away and offers a visitor center, gift shop, and general market.

Enjoy proximity to beautiful hiking trails such as Big Trees Trail, Tokopah Falls, and the trail to Moro Rock. You can also plan a nice trek to the Marble Fork of the Kaweah River, which offers a great spot for fly-fishing and spectacular views of the waterfall.


Note that there is a fee for cancellations. While we all know unexpected events occur during road trips, if you can adhere to your plans, you will avoid incurring an extra charge.

RV Park Amenities

  • Paved roads
  • Ranger station
  • Shuttle bus service
  • Flush toilets
  • Potable drinking water
  • Laundry facilities and showers are onsite (please call ahead to confirm these amenities are in operation during your stay)
  • Close proximity to a small village where you can buy limited selection of groceries
  • Quiet hours are from 10:00pm until 6:00am

RV Campsites Overview

Standard, non-electric sites are available for RVs and tents.

  • Picnic table
  • Fire rings and grills
  • Bear resistant food storage lockers at each site

Nearby Sights and Activities

There are many incredible natural landscapes and sights, including the mighty General Sherman Tree, Moro Rock, Crescent Meadow, and Tunnel Log. You may also want to visit the Giant Forest Museum and the Lodgepole Visitor Center.

Potwisha Campground

  • Location: Located within Sequoia National Park along Generals Highway in the foothills.
  • GPS Coordinates: 36.51757, -118.80026
  • Full Hookups: None
  • Reservations: You may book a reservation up to four months in advance of your stay. Select sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Located at 2,100 feet elevation along the Kaweah River, Potwisha Campground delivers stunning views in every direction. The campground is open year-round.

Campground Amenities

  • Dump station, trash, and recycling
  • Year round food storage lockers
  • Seasonal on-site staff
  • Restrooms with flush toilets (no showers)
  • Potable water is available
  • Pet-friendly (dogs are required to be leashed at all times when outside of your RV or vehicle)

RV Campsites Overview

Enjoy shady sites under mature Oak trees. The campground accommodates RVs with a maximum length of 24 feet. There are 40 standard, non-electric sites, including two accessible sites.

  • Sites available for RVs and trailers
  • Pull-through sites
  • Food storage boxes
  • Fire rings and grills
  • Picnic table

Fire Restrictions

The weather in the foothills is often hot and dry, which increases risk of wildfire. Please always use the established campfire ring. Check with the park ranger, online, or campground bulletin boards for any fire restrictions before starting an open fire.

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Riverbend RV Park

  • Location: 17604 E Kings Canyon Rd., Sanger, California
  • GPS Coordinates: 36.73330, -119.46783
  • Full Hookups: Full hookups with 30/50 amp service
  • Reservations: You can book your reservation using the online system or call 559-787-3627. Monthly stays are available.

The 25-acre Riverbend RV Park is open year round and situated near Kings River. Campers enjoy beautiful grounds with tranquil streams and shade trees that are for RV or tent camping in the great outdoors.


As the saying goes, location is everything. Riverbend continues to be one of our favorite RV Parks for its location. Situated within 75 miles of various national parks and forests, Riverbend is a great place to set up your home base and take advantage of the stunning natural beauty of central California.

Campground Amenities

  • Lawn games and grass sports courts, including a volleyball court
  • 3-acre fishing pond
  • Bocci ball, cornhole, and horseshoe pit
  • Family-friendly with on-site playground
  • Clean restrooms with hot showers
  • Dog park

RV Campsites Overview

Riverbend offers 55 spacious RV sites with full hookups and electrical service.

  • Pull-through RV sites
  • 30-Amp / 50-Amp
  • Fire pit rentals available
  • WiFi

Sequoia Resort & RV Park

  • Location: Take Hwy 198E (from the south) or Hwy 180E (from the north) to Hwy 245
  • GPS Coordinates: 36.64836, -119.01115 (When you arrive Hwy 245, turn off your GPS or you may end up on a very narrow road)
  • Full Hookups: The resort offers sites only for full hookup RVs
  • Reservations: Book your reservation online or call 559-967-1755

One of the special designs offered at Sequoia Resort & RV Park is each RV site comes with a privacy wall. Relax and enjoy the shade from mature trees while enjoying your private, comfortable space in the outdoors.

While this resort only offers RV camping (no tent sites), there are fully furnished and equipped vacation rental units. So even if you don’t have an RV (yet), you can experience the tranquility and peaceful outdoors at the 377-acre Sequoia Resort.

RV Resort Amenities

  • Free bicycles for guest use
  • Picnic area and communal fire pit
  • On-site laundry room (free to use with your own laundry detergent)
  • Warm showers
  • Private lake for kayaking or boating (swimming is not allowed)
  • Catch and release fishing with your own poles
  • Free WiFi at the guest shop
  • Trash and recycling
  • Pet-friendly
Two green bikes leaning against wood wall
Bicycles are free for guests to use (first-come, first-served).

RV Campsites Overview

Sequoia RV Park only accommodates full hookup compatible RVs at this time. No tent or car camping is allowed.

  • Privacy walls at each RV site
  • Back-in sites
  • Full hookups with water, sewage, and 30-Amp or 50-amp electrical connection
  • Picnic table at each site
  • Propane grills may be used on a table

This resort is remote. It’s not a great choice if you need to do some remote work during your stay. Be sure to stop at the grocery store and fill up your fuel and water tanks before heading out to the resort. There is a general store in Woodlake.

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Sequoia RV Ranch

  • Location: 43490 North Fork Drive, Three Rivers, California
  • GPS Coordinates: 36.468077, -118.9136
  • Full Hookups: Full hookups are available
  • Reservations: Open year round, reservations are available online or by calling the RV Park at 559-561-4333.

Situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Sequoia RV Ranch could be the ideal option for RVers seeking easy access to the entrance of Sequoia National Park. Also, Three Rivers is only a short drive away. The small town has a general store, groceries, gift shops, coffee shops, diners, and a few restaurants.

Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, rafting, and fishing, among others. You can visit Kaweah Lake for boating, kayaking, and water-skiing.

Campground Amenities

  • Natural, spring-fed fishing and swimming hole
  • Lawn games such as corn hole
  • WiFi

RV Campsites Overview

The campground offers tent sites, dry camping, partial hookup sites with water and electric, as well as full hookup RV spaces with 30-Amp or 50-Amp electric service.

  • Back-in sites and pull-thru sites
  • Riverfront sites
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings
  • Cable TV service

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Sequoia National Park Travel Tips

Remember that this is black bear country. While we all love relaxing during those lovely warm days of summer, be vigilant about campground safety and aware that wildlife is in the area.

Here are a few key tips to help ensure you make the most of your vacation travels to Sequoia National Park.

  • Season. Sequoia National Park is open year round, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. That said, park roads may be closed as a result of winter storms.
  • Fee. An entrance fee is required, but at this time, no reservation is required to enter Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park. It’s easiest to purchase a pass prior to arrival.
  • Driving. The driving distance between Sequoia National Park to Kings Canyon National Park is approximately 30 miles.
  • Weather Conditions. The parks are located at higher elevation, which means the weather may vary as you drive from the valley to the gate entrance. Always check with the National Park Service for alerts and current conditions.
  • Food. Always store and dispose of food in an appropriate way to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife. Use a bear resistant food storage locker. Never leave any food, cookware, or scented personal belongings (soap, sunscreen, etc.) at the campsite.
  • Dogs and Pets. Be aware of restrictions regarding where dogs and other pets are allowed within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. They are permitted at campgrounds, parking lots, paved roads, and picnic areas. Except for service dogs, no dogs or other pets are allowed on trails (wooded or paved) within the parks.
  • Campfires. Fires must be attended at all times and fully extinguished before you leave the campsite or go to bed. Always check with the ranger, park bulletin board, or online at the National Park Service site for current fire restriction alerts.

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