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    Sequoia & Kings Canyon

    National Parks California

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Atwell Mill Campground

Some of the opening/closing dates for facilities and visitor services in the parks may change due to weather and/or other circumstances. Please call 559-565-3341 BEFORE you plan to visit.

Atwell Mill Campground is located 19 miles (31 km) from Highway 198 on the Mineral King Road, which turns off in Three Rivers, and 6 miles (10 km) before the end of the road. The campground is situated along the East Fork of the Kaweah River in a once logged sequoia grove.


Mineral King area Sequoia National Park


6,650 ft. (2,027 m)


May 21 - October 27, 2014
From October 15-27 no water available in campground. Dry camping only.


No reservations; first-come, first-serve



Number of sites


RV/Trailer length

Tents only


Permitted (Learn more about pet regulations)

Dump station


Groceries, showers

1/2 mile to Silver City (restaurant, gifts, limited supplies and showers, no gasoline)


1 site is suitable for wheelchairs

Ranger Programs





Pit toilets

Food storage

Large food locker - 47"W x 17"D x 34"H


Potable water available: May 21 until October 15, 2014.
No water: October 15-27, 2014.

You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.

Download the Atwell Mill campground map for a larger, printable image. (PDF)

Atwell Mill Campground map, Sequoia National Park.

Did You Know?

California flag with a grizzly bear on it.

Although California's state flag has a grizzly bear on it, no grizzlies live in California anymore. The last known grizzly in the state was shot in 1922 just outside what is now Kings Canyon National Park. The remaining bears are all black bears -- no matter what color they are.