A narrow, winding road leads to the Mineral King area and its two campgrounds. The road to the area is open from late spring through fall. In 2019, the road is scheduled to open on May 22 at noon and close on October 30 at noon. Mineral King is connected to the rest of Sequoia National Park only by trail. RVs and trailers are not recommended on Mineral King Road and are not permitted in campgrounds here.
Both campgrounds are for tent camping only; are first-come, first served; and have vault toilets. Supplies, showers, and food are available nearby at the Silver City Resort (on private land).
Located amidst a once-logged giant sequoia grove, this remote campground with 21 sites is open to tent camping during the summer season. RVs and trailers are not permitted. The campground is one hour from the town of Three Rivers, one and a half hours from the the main entrance to Sequoia National Park, and two and a half hours to Giant Forest Museum. In 2019, the campground is scheduled to open on May 22 at noon and close on October 30 at noon. No water will be available beginning October 18.