Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Atwell Mill - Sequoia National Park

This small campground in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park has 21 sites for tent campers; no RVs or trailers are permitted. Vault toilets are available in the campground. Food and showers are can be purchased nearby in Silver City. Food and scented items must be stored in metal food storage boxes at each campsite. More information is available on our campgrounds  web page.

Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
No Market
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Atwell Mill - Sequoia National Park is located in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California
Latitude
36.464 N
Longitude
-118.668 W
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Directions
From Hwy 198 in the town of Three Rivers, take Mineral King Road east to the Lookout Point entrance of Sequoia National Park. (Do not enter the park at the Ash Mountain entrance on Hwy 198.) Continue along Mineral King Road to Atwell Mill Campground. Mineral King Road is very narrow and curvy. It may not be suitable for vehicles over 22 feet or vehicles with trailers. No gasoline is available in the parks. The road to Mineral King is generally open from late May through late October.
2 Reviews of Atwell Mill - Sequoia National Park
Quiet and small campground with lots of space

This place is amazing. You'll be camping in an old Sequoia Grove that was milled. There are still a couple sequoias nearby that you can hike right up to, but even cooler are the giant stumps left over that you can right next to. We got site 17 out of 21 sites and it is THE BEST site in camp. Fair warning, this campsite is referred to as "Bear Ally" by the rangers because that's where they come up from the forest to come checkout food opportunities at camp. We only saw 1 adolescent bear the 5 days we were up there.

All campsites are First Come, First Served, so be sure to get there early.

First to Review
Seclusion in the Sequoias

This primitive campground is amazing! There were hardly any people and some fellow campers told us it wasn’t even crowded on Memorial Day weekend. It’s near the end of a well-maintained but VERY windy & narrow road (takes about 1-1.5 hours to go 20 miles) and the Mineral King ranger station/most trailheads are about 15 minutes further. The campground is full of sequoias and giant stumps and just beautiful. They have bear boxes, nice firepits, picnic tables, potable (I assume, wasn’t specified) water, and vault toilets. The bathroom did have a major fly infestation in early summer but it didn’t bother us. We loved the seclusion and hikes! I wouldn’t necessarily recommend driving there just for the campground, but would highly recommend spending some time in the area and hiking. They have the biggest marmots I’ve ever seen! The lodge in Silver City (between the two NP campgrounds) has a little store, restaurant, and extremely overpriced ice, but bring your own food with you since it’s rather hard to get back to society. Even if you don’t hike, drive to the end of the road and check out the mountain/waterfall views. $12/night