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MaryJo Mellado Willey


I take my children camping in Sequoia often. I have favorite places to visit, and some easy hikes to take. There is also a small lake close by where one can fish, swim, or rent a small boat.

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I've camped in both Lodgepole and Dorst campgrounds. There are plusses to both of them.

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Sequoia is truly a beautiful spot. It is about 5.5 hours from Los Angeles, so we go there once a year. Also, it is not as crowded as Yosemite Nat'l Park.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The largest living thing in the world is in Sequoia. It is called the General Sherman Tree.

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Recent Answers from MaryJo Mellado Willey

2016-01-03 Lodge pole Site 183 or site 43 or 45:

Just remember that in June the water will be higher than normal, especially since we're expecting El Niņo this winter/spring.      Site 43 is a little walk from the parked car, but it is pretty flat.

2016-01-03 Lodge pole Site 183 or site 43 or 45:

Hi Milen,    Between the three sites, I would pick 183 if you would like to be closer to the wilderness, however, you will not be anywhere near the water.  Between 43 and 45, I would probably pick 43,

2015-06-22 Lodgepole Site 128:

Hi,     Sorry to get back to you so late, I was on vacation, and then got sick.    If Campsite 126 is still available, that is a better campsite.  Site 128 is definitely a walk-in site, and one I would

2015-04-13 Lodgepole sites 24 & 110:

Hi Michelle,    In looking at the map for the campground, neither 24 nor 110 are really that close to the river.  You're going to have to cross the road to get to it.      Having said that, I think 24

2015-02-11 Hiking with our Dog at Lodgepole Campground:

Hi Dora,    Thank you for being so patient.  I didn't see your email until now.    ... and thank you for your kind comments.    The National Park Service is extremely strict about hiking with your dog


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