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.

Campground 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 2020, no water will be available after October 16. Camping is only open to tents.

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.

Amenities or Services

  • Pay telephone

  • Vault toilets

  • Potable water until October 16, 2020

  • 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.

Protect your car from marmots. Marmots will chew through car wiring and radiator hosing, disabling the vehicle. They are especially active in Mineral King in spring and early summer. Use tarp to cover your vehicle's undercarriage and prepare with marmot safety tips.

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

Last updated: September 2, 2020

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Mailing Address:

47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271


(559) 565-3341

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