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Old 05-25-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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Sequoia/Kings Canyon

This is one of my favorite areas on Earth to visit. We always stay at the Hume Lake Christian Camp when we go. Does anyone know of a campground in/around this area that can accomodate a 40' 5er? Hookups aren't necessary, we can make it about 8 days without them.

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Old 05-25-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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Kevin,

Try Sequoia RV Ranch at Three Rivers. Mitch might have a spot right on the river that might accommodate your rig. This isn't a fancy place, but since you said you don't need hookups, like us, you might find it to your liking. We enjoyed our stays!!

http://www.sequoiarvranch.com/

This park is about 7-8 miles IIRC from the south entrance to Sequoia. The south entrance is a very winding road with pull outs for good views of where you have been. Not allowed on Hwy 198 are vehicles over 22' in length. You probably know this.

We have a review and pictures in the iRV2 Campground section. The picture with our rig is "Honeymoon Circle" site 12. The best by far.

On the north end ( Hume Lake) I cannot recall too many places, at least we never chose to stay at any.

Enjoy, safe travels.
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Kevin,
That is "Sweetheart Circle" not honeymoon. :-)
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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We love the Kings Canyon area. We just spent Memorial Weekend at the Moraine campground down in the canyon by Cedar Grove. There might be a couple of campsites that could handle your rig but I don't think you would enjoy the trip to the bottom of the canyon. Two lane road with rocks jetting out in some areas. We have the rig in sig 30' and we tow a car. Not to bad either way. Also the campground roads are petty narrow. There are some pull outs along the river on the way down that are NF and I see campers in them when we leave. If you really want to check it out I suggest you drive down with your truck first to check it out. I have a couple of pictures of our weekend in my blog in sig.
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Kevin,

Try Sequoia RV Ranch at Three Rivers. Mitch might have a spot right on the river that might accommodate your rig. This isn't a fancy place, but since you said you don't need hookups, like us, you might find it to your liking. We enjoyed our stays!!

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This park is about 7-8 miles IIRC from the south entrance to Sequoia. The south entrance is a very winding road with pull outs for good views of where you have been. Not allowed on Hwy 198 are vehicles over 22' in length. You probably know this.

We have a review and pictures in the iRV2 Campground section. The picture with our rig is "Honeymoon Circle" site 12. The best by far.

On the north end ( Hume Lake) I cannot recall too many places, at least we never chose to stay at any.

Enjoy, safe travels.
I second this. Good place to stay and use the toad to see the canyon.
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We love the Kings Canyon area. We just spent Memorial Weekend at the Moraine campground down in the canyon by Cedar Grove. There might be a couple of campsites that could handle your rig but I don't think you would enjoy the trip to the bottom of the canyon. Two lane road with rocks jetting out in some areas. We have the rig in sig 30' and we tow a car. Not to bad either way. Also the campground roads are petty narrow. There are some pull outs along the river on the way down that are NF and I see campers in them when we leave. If you really want to check it out I suggest you drive down with your truck first to check it out. I have a couple of pictures of our weekend in my blog in sig.
Patty and I have driven 180 in to the canyon many times by car over the years. We decided that to camp down in the canyon would be a week long trip. That would be the only way I could substantiate a trip that would put lots of wear and tear on the MH. The climb up 180 from Fresno is relentless, and then the descent to the canyon. Then back out.
Great place, we just didn't ever do that trip while we were out in Fresno

You did it in 4 days. You are an animal!!!! Typical Memorial weekend, snow in the high, and not so high country. You need to try Wishon Village next. That is a nice drive too
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We were just at Kings Canyon for the day last week. The Azalea C.G. across from the visitor center just north of the 180 entrance gate can accomodate you in several sites. We stayed there in our 35' moho before and I wanted to refresh my memory for site availability as we are now in a 40' moho. We walked the entire c.g. and noted facts such as length, levelness, turning access to get into them, etc. There are about 7-8 sites that you could fit in and mostly level. You can make reservations site specific, but I would certainly look at them first for future reference.
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I second this. Good place to stay and use the toad to see the canyon.
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Sequoia Ranch is a great campground. The staff is accommodating and the park is clean. We have visited the park for three consecutive years now and we have never had one issue. I highly recommend Sequoia Ranch.
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Sequoia Ranch is a wonderful park. The staff is accommodating and the park is clean. We have visited the park for the last three years now, and we have not experienced any negative issues. I highly recommend the Sequoia Ranch.
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Oops I guess I double posted. That shows how much I like the campground. :-)
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:26 AM   #11
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has anyone stayed in Lodgepole campground? Looking for info about accessability to and in Lodgepole, specifically Site #151. Will be towing a 36 ft. travel trailer with 1 ton dually. Any advice and info would be greatly appreciated.
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