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Old 08-27-2019, 04:07 PM   #1
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My wife wants to take a trip to Sequoia National Park and see the giant trees. She has a goal of seeing all the National parks. Does anyone have any experience going there and any suggestions for campgrounds in the area? I am in Delaware, so it will be a long trip with many stops, maybe go south and across?
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We stayed in the National Park in Sequoia. Book early if you want in the park. The park we stayed in did not have hook ups of any kind, but was close to a visitors center. You can run a "quiet" generator at certain ours of the day, must meet California emissions standards.
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You can run a "quiet" generator at certain ours of the day, must meet California emissions standards.
The generator must also meet NP noise level standards. Most any inverter generator will meet that, as long as it's not an open-frame one.
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Old 08-28-2019, 09:49 AM   #4
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My wife wants to take a trip to Sequoia National Park and see the giant trees. She has a goal of seeing all the National parks. Does anyone have any experience going there and any suggestions for campgrounds in the area? I am in Delaware, so it will be a long trip with many stops, maybe go south and across?
We stayed at potwisha, but with your setup, you might be pushing the length restrictions. They have a lot of length restrictions in the park so definitely check them before you book. I would suggest calling the visitors center if you have any doubt. Potwisha didn't have any hookups, but was a nice campground. There are a couple of other campgrounds in the North West side just outside the park in the forest land that I am going to book for next time.
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We have stayed at Sequoia RV Park in Three Rivers while vising the Park...We stayed in a riverfront site it was nice and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again back when we had our Prowler
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:41 AM   #6
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my business partner recently spent a week in 3 Rivers. Private park, don't know the name, will find out. Said there was a 40' pusher next to him with a toad so can handle big rigs.
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A big thank you to everyone, you have given me a lot of information to check out.

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Depending on the time of year, it can be very hot near 3 Rivers.
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One question I forgot to ask. What time of year is the weather the most comfortable there. Not super hot or cold.
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Spring and fall are best and not crowded. All campsites are pretty good, but you have to go outside the park for hookups.
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Well if you’re going to drive all that way to see the Giant Trees you might as well try and make time to see the Tallest Trees, the giant redwoods over on the coast. They’re equally as magnificent.
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IMO, the coastal redwoods are far more impressive and have more and better campgrounds for larger rigs available. Sequoia/Kings Canyon offers stunning mountain vistas as well as big trees. The coastal trees are in a temperate zone rain forest and lack the weather extremes of the mountains.

We were in Sequoia/Kings Canyon in early June and they still had road closures due to snow. Two days later we were in Klamath where it was bright & sunny and the temperature highs were in the 70s. Check out Redwoods NP and Jedidiah Smith State park and the proximity to Yosemite NP.

All of the above parks are magnificent.
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Old 08-29-2019, 11:47 AM   #13
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If you have a toad Sequoia RV Ranch is probably your best bet.
http://www.sequoiarvranch.com/
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Well if you’re going to drive all that way to see the Giant Trees you might as well try and make time to see the Tallest Trees, the giant redwoods over on the coast. They’re equally as magnificent.
Thanks, I was thinking about that also, just need to keep reading to find out where and when. Someone advised going in spring or fall, and that seems to be good for us.
thank you again.
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