Description

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 Continue reading...

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
Beach
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Biking
Wind sports
Surfing
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Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas
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.

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Hipcamper Dani
Dani
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
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
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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September 14th, 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)