Sequoia National Park camping might be a popular activity for nature-seeking tourists worldwide, but you'd never know it here. If you're looking for a true respite from civilization, this is it. It's a full hour from the town of Three Rivers and almost two hours from the Sequoia National Parks main entrance. Atwell Mill Campground is located 19 miles from Highway 198 on Mineral King Road.

Pitch your tent in the campgrounds enormous sequoia grove or wander down to the bank of the Kaweah River. Atwell Mill guarantees plenty of alone time with the majestic giants, and an affordable, scenic stay. If you need provisions or a shower, stop by the (private) Silver City Resort.

Campsite area
Tent sites
21 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Horseback riding

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Snow sports

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Whitewater paddling

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Wildlife watching

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Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew M.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2019

This was the first time site that I camped at in the park and I absolutely loved it! Would come here again. Unlike what the website says, you do not have to "hike in." I wish they would remove that from the description because it almost deterred me from coming here knowing that I might get in late at night. You can park at your campsite and unload your stuff as long as you aren't in the middle of the road. If you have more cars than what can fit in the site then you can park in the extra parking spaces after you unload your stuff. From there it might take 10 minutes MAX to get from your car to your site depending on how far your site is. I HIGHLY recommend staying here and doing the Paradise Peak trail.

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.

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.

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 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.

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Sequoia National Park
United States
Phone Number
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36.464° N, 118.672° W
Tent Only - Hike In: 21 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)