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Sequoia National Park camping might be a popular activity for nature-seeking tourists world-wide, but you’d never know it from Atwell Mill campground. If you’re looking for a true respite from civilization, be comforted knowing that it’s a full hour from the town of Three Rivers and almost two hours from the Sequoia National Park’s main entrance. Pitch your tent in the

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Sequoia National Park camping might be a popular activity for nature-seeking tourists world-wide, but you’d never know it from Atwell Mill campground. If you’re looking for a true respite from civilization, be comforted knowing that it’s a full hour from the town of Three Rivers and almost two hours from the Sequoia National Park’s main entrance. Pitch your tent in the campground’s enormous sequoia grove or wander down to the bank of the Kaweah River. No matter how you pass the days, Atwell Mill guarantees plenty of alone time with the majestic giants, and an affordable, scenic stay.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
21
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Boating

While motorized crafts aren’t allowed, there are still many awesome ways to explore these lovely waterways. checkout our kayaki...Read more

Fishing

There are amazing fishing opportunities here with a plethora of lakes, creeks and rivers in both sequoia and king’s canyon. fly...Read more

Hiking

Lace up your hiking boots and be sure to spend enough time to see the wonders that sequoia offers-- there are dozens of trails ...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is found primarily in king’s canyon further up, but one trip goes to the general sherman tree and the surround...Read more

Paddling

Only extreme kayakers are recommended to try the trips in sequoia and king’s canyon, and they should still be cautious. it is h...Read more

OHV

Off-highway vehicles can glide on through this national park for a joyride, but should stay on the designated road! kern valley...Read more

Climbing

The alpine el capitan… aka the angel wings, an 1,800 foot granite wall with an amazing south face that offers crazy climbing. t...Read more

Snow sports

Skip that traditional snow trip to the same old spot you go to every winter and try sequoia instead… it’ll be your new vacation...Read more

Swimming

Paradise creek is rightly named for a reason: it’s a swimming paradise! calm pools and cascades surrounded by wildflowers... pe...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Rafting in sequoia/kings canyon promises an exciting and adrenaline-pumping adventure with the kaweah, kings and kern rivers av...Read more

Wildlife watching

Marmots, endangered bighorn sheep, pocket gophers and gopher snakes are only some of the 300 species of wildlife living here. w...Read more

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Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas M.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 7th, 2015

Great small campground nestled in the woods. Incredible mountain hikes. Did a long hike up to the Monarch lakes which was incredible.

You can also camp up there next to the lakes apparently, which I want to do next time. Some cute camper ladies up there offered us ramen. And we said we had to get back before dark. We're idiots, I know.

The road up to the campground is narrow and windy and steep and almost 20 miles. A four-banger would struggle on the way up and low gears needed on the way down. So use caution. It will take you an hour to get up in any car. The views are amazing though.

We went in October right before they closed the road. Marmots are apparently a problem with cars earlier in the season so look into that.

Hike to Monarch LakeLower Monarch LakeLower Monarch LakeAtwell Mill Campground
Hipcamper Dani
Dani D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 25th, 2015

Hard to get to, down an incredibly windy long road, but it is worth it. At this spot you can literally camp beneath the Sequoias which you can't do at any other campground in the park (or so I believe). It is a beautiful area.

Hipcamper Sue
Sue C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 29th, 2015

LOVED this campground. It was very remote, away from the tourist spots and the campgrounds feel secluded. It's definitely out of the way though from all of the Sequoia hot spots. I camped here one night and then camped in the main area the next night.

Hipcamper Carla
Carla Z.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 4th, 2017

I have camped here twice already, I love it. Its remote, thick with trees and the park rangers very nice and helpful. Plenty of perfect day hikes near and countless of beautiful lakes.

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July 16th, 2018
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October 29th, 2017
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July 31st, 2017
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January 31st, 2017
Park
Sequoia National Park
State
California
Phone Number
(559) 565-3341
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.464° N, 118.672° W
$12/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 21 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)