Atwell Mill Campground

Mineral King - Sequoia National Park

Mineral King

Atwell Mill Campground, Mineral King, Sequoia National Park

Atwell Mill Campground

Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Kings Canyon and Sequoia enjoy a wide range of scenic places to visit. At Atwell Mill Campground visitors are in Mineral King, a beautiful area often overlooked by park visitors.

  • Hike out some of the wonderful trails leading out of Mineral King.
  • In Sequoia, take advantage of a free shuttle to key sites in Sequoia's Lodgepole and Giant Forest area.
  • In Sequoia, visit Crystal Cave, climb the trail up Moro Rock, see the Sherman Tree, and visit the Giant Forest Museum.
  • Take a driving tour of some of the spectacular vistas in the parks.
  • Children can participate in the Junior Ranger Program.
  • Don't miss the annual Dark Sky Festival, September 7-9, 2018. Enjoy telescope viewings, solar observations, activities, and tours.
  • Join in Ranger-led Programs at Grant Grove, Cedar Grove, Wuksachi Lodge, and John Muir Lodge.
  • Fish along the Kings River in Cedar Grove or hike to Mist Falls.

Key Atwell Mill Campground Regulations

  1. Avoid problems with bears by securing food and scented items in bear-proof lockers, not in vehicles.
  2. Generators are not permitted at Atwell Mill Campground
  3. Atwell Mill Campground is a tents-only site.

Nearby Campgrounds

Mineral King - Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park Campgrounds

Foothills - Sequoia National Park

Grant Grove - Kings Canyon National Park

Atwell Mill Campground

Atwell Mill Campground is located in Mineral King in southern Sequoia National Park. Access to the tent-only campground is on the Mineral King Road which turns off Highway 198 a short distance east of Three Rivers. The campground is 19 long miles from Three Rivers. The winding Mineral King Road is steep and narrow. It is not recommended for RVs or trailers. Trailers are not allowed in the campground.

Atwell Mill Campground is set along the East Fork of the Kaweah River in an area that was once logged of its Giant Sequoias. Many of the huge stumps remain, while all around is a beautiful mixed forest of second-growth Sequoias, cedars, and pines. The campground has an open, park-like setting. Visitors to the area have only a short drive on to the end of the road where spectacular mountain scenery awaits them. A number of popular hiking trails lead up into the wilderness.

Atwell Mill Campground Basics
Atwell Mill Campground Location: Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park
Elevation: 6,650 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: From Visalia - 52 miles, 1:47
Number of Sites: 21
Open - Closed: late May to late October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground Information: (559) 565-3341

No Reservations: first-come, first served
Camping Limit: 14 nights from June 14 to September 14 with 30 days total per year
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: None - tents only
Accessible Sites: One suitable site
Favorite Campsites: #11, 12, 21
Fees: $12
Check-in, check-out: Check-in anytime, check-out Noon

Atwell Mill Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, food locker, fire ring
Campground: Pit toilets, tap water available late May to mid-October, otherwise no potable water
Showers and laundry: No
Dump station: No
Campground map: Atwell Mill Campground Map
Attractions near Atwell Mill Campground: Find scenic hiking trails nearby. Fish the East Fork of the Kaweah River. Stop by Silver City Mountain Resort with a store and restaurant.

Atwell Mill Campground, Mineral King, Sequoia National Park

Atwell Mill Campground

General Camping Information for
Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

Opening and closing dates of Atwell Mill Campground are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. On opening days, campground gates open at noon. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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