Dorst Creek Campground is located in the breathtaking Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in central California's rugged Sierra Nevada range. The campground is perched at an elevation of 6,700 ft., on the banks of scenic Dorst Creek. Several meadows surround the campground and a number of small streams flow through the site. A handful of popular day-hikes begin from or near the campground, including the trail to Lost Grove, a 57-acre grove containing 15 beautiful sequoias. This is American Black Bear habitat: All food, scented items, and garbage must be properly stored in provided bear-resistant food storage boxes, not in your vehicle, 24 hours/day; Food-storage box dimensions are 28" high x 33" deep x 47" wide. There are no electric, water, or sewer hookups There is a free dump station with potable water to fill water tanks Cell phone service is unreliable throughout the parks No generators are allowed in sites 62-127 Please don't travel with firewood: get it at or near your camping destination. Help protect these parks from invasive species, such as insects, fungi and other pests living in firewood that can spread beyond campgrounds threatening the health of the forest. Local markets sell firewood and gathering dead and down wood is allowed. A California state fishing license is required for fishing A shuttle service runs from Visalia to the Giant Forest within Sequoia National Park from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend; Shuttle service reservations are required for getting to the park, and can be obtained by calling 1-877-BUS-HIKE or visiting sequoiashuttle.com A separate free shuttle service runs within the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park with stops at the Wuksachi Lodge, Lodgepole Visitor Center and Market, Lodgepole Campground, Upper and Lower General Sherman Tree parking, Giant Forest Museum, Moro Rock and Crescent Meadow. Federal Highways Construction Advisory: Vehicles longer than 22 feet will be prohibited on the Generals Highway between Hospital Rock and the Giant Forest Museum, starting March 19, 2018. This closure will remain in effect until construction has been completed. During construction, the FHWA will close one lane of the highway by blocking it with K-rail. This will narrow the highway, making it unable to safely accommodate vehicles over 22 feet. The highway closure is being extended to the nearest turn around locations for vehicles of that size to the south at Hospital Rock and north at Giant Forest Museum. Visitors with vehicles over 22 feet hoping to visit the Giant Forest or camp at Lodgepole and Dorst Creek Campgrounds are advised to enter via the Hwy 180 (northern) entrance to these parks.