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.
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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.
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.
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.