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.
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