If you are taking the one-mile hiking route to Camp, free parking is available at the Marvin Pass trailhead parking lot. The Marvin Pass trailhead parking lot is not in a heavily trafficked area of the park, but it is also used by backcountry hikers, hunters and campers.
If you are taking the 12-mile hiking route to Camp, free parking is available at the Lodgepole Visitors Center parking lot (in Sequoia National Park). This is a busy tourist area and the parking lot is monitored by the National Park Service.
As a precaution, it is recommended that you remove all valuables from your car or place them out of sight. It is especially important not to leave any trace of food or beverages in your car, as it attracts wildlife.
Even unopened cans, bottles and ice chests should be stored completely out of sight. The National Park Service also suggests that you also remove any items with a scent (such as chewing gum, chapstick or garbage wrappers).
There is a small park entrance fee imposed by the National Park Service upon entry. It is requested that you place your fee receipt on the dashboard of your car.