Reviews for Kaweah Oaks Campground
Three Rivers, California
No potable water?
Review by Naldo on 5/16/18 12:39 AM
Rolled in on the late end not fully realizing we had to shlep everything from the parking lot to the site. When I reserved it, all it said was whatever number of cars we were allowed to have, but maybe I overlooked something about not being able to park near the site. Lucky for us ours was pretty close to the gate (#2). The sites are pretty tightly packed together, so the tunes the young neighboring couple were blasting could not be avoided. Lots of smokers seem to like the place too, so the smell was hanging in the air and in the bathroom heavily. Then the live music at the bar across the street started up around 10pm. Both nights - Sat and Sun. Country rock cover bands. Glad I remembered the earplugs and that my kid is a heavy sleeper. The weirdest thing though was the apparent lack of potable water. My son and I searched around with our water jug and even went as far as calling the phone number at the kiosk and leaving a message (which was never returned) to see if there was something we were missing. Asked around at the other sites too, and no one seemed to know. Luckily, though it was late, the gas station down the street was open and had water. All in all, it was a place to pitch a tent and camp for the night. There was a nice large table and a fire ring. It is pretty close to the entrance of Sequoia NP. Thankfully we didn't spend any more time than was necessary there and were out and about doing other things. I can't see any reason to go there again unless there were no other options.
Scout Campout at SNP
Review by BSA Troop 188 on 10/29/17 4:18 PM
The walk-in style of this campground suited the scouts well. Every campground in SNP was full and the availability of this campground outside of the park worked out for us. We had a Saturday evening campfire which is a great element for scouts. As far as the pit toilet that is something we are used to and the adjacent wash station was good. None of the scouts utilized the shower facility. We will recommend to other scout groups.
Filthy showers and bathrooms
Review by Dan on 7/5/17 2:00 PM
My wife and I planned to stay here for three nights on our trip to Sequoia, but upon checking in, we quickly noticed that this placed was nothing like the advertisement. The converted portable toilet is now the shower and it was covered inside and out by ants. The portable bathroom was also covered with ants. Every other national park we have camped outside of had a real bathhouse. We spent extra money to stay at the comfort inn in three rivers.
Lovely natural setting
Review by The Zehnder's on 9/12/15 7:03 PM
This campground was just great, my husband and I stayed here the night before and the night after a back country trip in Sequoia. Nice spacious campsites with well maintained grounds (most sites appear to have hard packed sand so no fighting through rocks to put in stakes). Many of the campsites have large vegetation walls that separate the sites for privacy and noise reduction. Camp owners/front-desk were friendly and allowed us to check in very late one night with no fuss. Had a very clean pit toilet, running water sinks outside, and a port-o-shower as well! Pro's: 1. Very clean and well maintained 2. Nice staff, a good price for firewood, as well as a jerky stand! 3. Good amenities and right off the main road to Sequoia (Three Rivers Entrance), its probably 10 minutes from the Foothills Visitor Center in Sequoia. 4. Beautiful vegetated campsites and singing frogs at night. 5. Lots of animals to be seen (we saw a deer, a family of quail including chicks, bats, and a raccoon who did not disturb us at all) Con's: 1. This is a pretty weak con but it is across the street from a karaoke bar in town (mentioned by another reviewer) but we camped there on a Friday night and were unbothered by the small amount of noise that occasionally made it into the campground. 2. Their sinks didn't have potable water but they gave us a 2.5g jug of fresh water for free at checkin, so again I'm hesitant to mark this as a con.
had a great time
Review by Mr J on 6/1/15 11:46 AM
we really enjoyed camping here. More privacy than most campsites. I would camp here again to visit sequoia national park.
Review by Dan on 9/8/14 8:22 AM
This is a small but beautiful campground with plenty of shade and vegetation separating the camping sites.
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