Atwell Mill Campground

Atwell Mill Campground is located 19 miles (31 km) from Highway 198 on the Mineral King Road, which turns off in Three Rivers. It is 6 miles (10 km) from the end of the road in Mineral King Valley. The campground is along the East Fork of the Kaweah River in a once logged giant sequoia grove. It is one hour from the town of Three Rivers, one and a half hours from the main entrance to Sequoia National Park, and two and one half hours from Giant Forest Museum.

Campsite Information

This campground has 21 campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations available), and the campsite fee is $12 per night. In 2016, this campground is open from May 25 – October 26. Camping is only open to tents. One site is accessible for people in wheelchairs.

Amenities or Services

Atwell Mill Campground has:

  • A pay telephone
  • Vault toilets
  • Potable water from May 25 - October 13, 2016 (no water after October 14)
  • A trailhead that accesses the East Fork Grove of giant sequoias

A restaurant, small gift store, limited supplies, and showers are available at the Silver City Resort (on private land) 1.7 miles (3 km) east of the campground. No gasoline is available. More extensive services can be found in the town of Three Rivers, located 23 miles (37 km) west of Atwell Mill Campground.

Other Information

You are required to store food properly in order to protect bears. Each campsite has a large food storage locker (47”W x 33”D x 28”H) that is resistant to bears when properly latched. Learn more about bears and food storage in the parks.

Pets are permitted within the campground, but must be leashed at all times. Learn more about pet regulations.

A map of the campground is shown below. Download the Atwell Mill Campground map for a larger, printable image. (PDF)

Atwell Mill Campground map

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271


(559) 565-3341
Recorded information is available 24 hours a day. Park staff answers calls on weekdays from 8:15 am - 4:15 pm.

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