Mineral King offers a unique opportunity for a remote and rugged park experience. The Mineral King Road ascends higher than any other park motorway, ending in Mineral King Valley at 7,800 feet (2,377 m). Along the way, you’ll find panoramic views of chaparral and oak woodlands before reaching sequoia groves and alpine vistas. The road passes through old mining towns complete with historic cabins. Stay overnight among the sequoias at Atwell Mill Campground. Numerous nearby trails offer hikers recreational opportunities.
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Facilities and Services
An accessible restroom is located along Mineral King Road at the Lookout Point entrance, 8 miles (13 km) before Atwell Mill Campground and 15 miles (24 km) before Mineral King Ranger Station. Located next to a private residence, this accessible bathroom features a flush toilet, sink with running water, and a wide doorway. The ground surface from the pavement to the restroom is somewhat rough and uneven.
Mineral King Ranger Station
The historic Mineral King Ranger Station is reached by ascending a flight of eight stairs. A water spigot is accessible in the parking area at the base of the stairs. A tactile model of Mineral King Valley and the surrounding peaks is installed across the street, next to the Food Storage Shed.
Parking: The parking area does not have marked spaces. There is limited paved, level space in front of the ranger station, and additional parking in an uneven, slightly-sloped dirt lot near the picnic area. A narrow, dirt path leads from here to vault restrooms.
Atwell Mill Campground
Campsite 12 is designated accessible and features a paved, level accessible parking space, a level tent pad, accessible picnic table, and an accessible grill. The accessible vault toilet and water spigot are across the paved camp road.
Cold Springs Campground
This campground has 40 campsites available for tents only on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations available). While there are currently no designated accessible campsites here, our parks are dedicated to creating sites in the near future.
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Last updated: April 14, 2020