The National Park Service operates campgrounds at Cold Springs (centrally located in the valley) and at Atwell Mill (about 6 miles down the road from the historic Mineral King community).Midway between these two campgrounds is the Silver City Resort with lodging, a restaurant and small store selling basic camping supplies and souvenier items.This webcam is located 3.7 miles from Farewell Gap at an elevation of 7,830 feet.The Crowley Family is greatfully acknowledged for hosting this webcam.
The Mineral King webcam image is taken from Potato Patch Ridge at an elevation of 7,830 feet.
Mineral King has a rich history with mining activities in the valley dating back to the 1870's when a community of several thousand people worked in the area.
Because of the mining interests, the valley was excluded when Sequoia National Park was created in 1890.
The Empire Stamp Mill was located near the center of the image.
The National Park Service's corral and tack building are in the foreground.