Atwell Mill Campground

Three Rivers, California 93262

Atwell Mill Campground

Atwell Mill Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Drive through torrid Visalia on any July afternoon and you’ll know why the Yokut and Monache tribes fought over the summer camps by Atwell Mills, where it is pleasant during the day and cool at night. They built little, round thatched houses and carpeted the floor with oak leaves and ferns. The women gathered most of the food, and the men spent most of their time in the sweathouse.

Summer was a time of plenty for them, with pine nuts, fish, manzanita cider, wild tobacco, and an occasional deer. The deer were stalked by one man alone, wearing a deer disguise and using arrows poisoned with rattlesnake venom. The American Indians here led a great life, but it went like the wind when the white man appeared on the scene, hot after the riches located in the Mineral King Valley."

Atwell Mill Campground Trip Reports

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Whatever you do, wherever you hike, just make sure you spend time in Mineral King and Cold Springs Campground. The facilities are great in the campground. And the Mineral King valley is just amazing. Start going up, and it just gets better. We hiked to Mosquito lakes. There are tons of hikes though. Next time I'll play to spend at least a night out in the wilderness. It's just beautiful.

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Trail Information

Three Rivers
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Memorial Day–October 31
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Water, pit toilets, wheelchair-accessible sites.