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CAMPGROUND NAME: Applewhite

VISIT DATE: 06/24/2002

UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014

STATE: California

REGION: Pacific Southwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Lytle Creek

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Fontana

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Fontana, CA, at intersection of I-15 and Sierra Ave., take
Sierra Ave. north 7.6 miles to campground sign.  Turn right at
sign into campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 3,600 ft.

The campground is composed of two unnamed loops.  To the left of
the campground entrance is the smaller loop.  This loop has the
only pull-throughs and a few camp sites have views of Lytle Creek
Canyon.  The larger loop on the right has more shaded sites and
some sites have the longer parking aprons.  The campground has a
delightful mixture of conifer and deciduous trees, including
Coulter pine and mesquite.  As the story goes, the campground was
named after Colonel Applewhite, an early Mormon settler to the
San Bernardino area.  Lytle Creek is across from the campground
in the picnic area.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $10 per day - single
$15 per day - double
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 41
   
   Total Sites: 41

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 41
No. Grilles on Sites: 41
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 2
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 42'

Comments:
The parking aprons are paved.

FACILITIES
Vaults: No
Flush Toilets: Yes
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Public Phone: Yes
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9
  No. Threaded: 9

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING - No

FISHING   
Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Barton Flats VISIT DATE: 06/14/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: San Gorgonio NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Bear City RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Bear City, CA, at the intersection of Greenspot Rd. and Big Bear Blvd., take Greenspot Rd. (State Rt. 38) south 20.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,500 ft. The campground, composed of two loops - Columbine and Lupine, is configured like a "figure 8." The camp sites in Lupine are scattered among Ponderosa and Jeffrey pine and Incense cedars. The sites tend to be terraced. The Columbine Loop camp sites are level and tucked in under Ponderosa and Jeffrey pines. A few Black oaks are scattered throughout the campground. There is no understory and no privacy between camp sites. Interpretive programs are available at Grayback Amphitheater on State Rt. 38 throughout summer months. Firewood is available for a fee. Limited groceries are available at Angelus Oak, CA, west of campground on State Rt. 38. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 4 through November 16 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $28 per day - single $56 per day - double NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 52 Total Sites: 52 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 52 No. Grilles on Sites: 52 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. The RV waste station is available for a fee. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 13 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The hot showers are located at Columbine Loop WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Rio Monte Trail #1E28 (foot) - 2.5 miles One mile connector to Santa Ana Trail #2E03 (foot & horse) - 36 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Pine Flat VISIT DATE: 06/15/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Big Bear NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Bear Lake RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Big Bear Lake, CA, take State Rt. 18 west 1.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right at the intersection onto State Rt. 38 and go 3.3 miles to Butler Peak sign at intersection of North Shore Dr. and Rim of the World Dr. Turn left at sign onto Rim of the World Dr. (which becomes Forest Rt. 3N14) and go 7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,900 ft. The campground, composed of three unnamed spurs, is adjacent to the 1999 Willow Fire Restoration Area; two major OHV trails; and the historic Big Pine Flat Ranger Station, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the mid-1930s. Each spur has a tight turn-around making them a challenge for RVrs. Camp sites in two spurs are tucked into a stand of Ponderosa and Jeffrey pines, have little understory (other then sagebrush) or shade. The third spur with camp sites 15, 16, and 17, is among younger pines and a grass understory - recommended for tent campers. This is a good base camp for OHV enthusiasts. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 5 through October 12 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 43' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at Serrano campground (Forest Service) - no fee (with Forest Service campground receipt). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Redonda Ridge Trail #1W17 (OHV) - 6 miles White Mountain Trail #3N16 (OHV) - 5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Boulder Basin VISIT DATE: 06/12/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: San Jacinto NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Idyllwild RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Idyllwild, CA, take State Rt. 243 north 7.1 miles to Black Mtn. Rd. sign (Forest Rt. 4S01). Turn right at sign (hairpin turn) onto Rt. 4S01 and go 4.9 miles to Boulder Basin campground sign. Turn left and go 0.5 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 4S01 is dirt, rough, narrow single-lane, and winding. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,500 ft. The campground has a "Q" configuration with camp sites on top of the letter having a delightful vista while sites on either side have tower boulders for a backdrop. Magnificent Ponderosa and Sugar pines and other conifers are found throughout the campground. This is a campground for hikers, mountain bikers, bouldering enthusiasts, and anyone looking for quiet and solitude - well worth the challenge of the road to the campground. The Black Mountain Lookout Tower is accessed via a trail from campground and offers breathtaking views of the area. The ground cover throughout the campground is pine needles and various size pine cones. Privacy between camp sites is fair. NOTE: Gas and limited groceries are available in the nearby community of Pine Cove. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 16 through September 5. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 34 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 34 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 34 No. Grilles on Sites: 34 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Black Mountain Trail #2E35 (foot, horse, mountain bike) - 3.5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dark Canyon VISIT DATE: 06/12/2002 UPDATE DATE: 6/9/2015 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: San Jacinto NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Idyllwild RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Idyllwild, CA, take State Rt. 243 north 4.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.1 miles to another campground sign (Forest Rt. 4S02). Turn left at sign and go 0.7 miles to a "Y" intersection and campground sign. Bear left and go 1.6 miles to campground. NOTE: Left at "Y" intersection is paved, but it is single-lane (narrow in places), curvy, and steep. Access to campground is not recommended for large RVs - authors concur. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,900 ft. The campground is a single loop through a stand of mature cedars, Ponderosa pine, oaks, and a variety of other conifers. This overstory of trees provides lots of shade for the camp sites. Although not a group campground, well cleared, spacious sites make this campground nicely suited for large groups. NOTE: Gas and limited groceries are available in the nearby community of Pine Cove. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 21 through September 15 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: N/A Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Campground can accomodate small recreational vehicles but best-suited to tent camping. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Seven Pines Trail (foot and horse) - 3.8 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Dogwood VISIT DATE: 06/18/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Big Bear NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Running Springs RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Running Springs, CA, take State Rt. 18 west 6.5 miles to Blue Jay sign (0.3 miles past Rim of the World High School). Turn right at Blue Jay sign and make another immediate right at campground sign. Go 0.3 miles to campground entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6000 ft. The campground, composed of five loops - Sequoia, Cedar, Pine, Oak, and Fir, is in a dense forest of cedar, Ponderosa and Jeffrey pines, oak, and Douglas fir. Originally designed for tent camping, the campground has retained much of its old character and challenges for RV campers. Cedar, Fir and Sequoia Loops are recommended for tent campers only. Even pop-up tent campers and slide-ins might have difficulty maneuvering these loops. The Pine and Oak Loops are best suited for RVs. The lush forest attracts lots of bird and wildlife for viewing. Interpretive programs are provided on weekends throughout the summer months. Firewood is available for a fee. Considered an "all reservation" campground, reservations can be made at the campground's entrance if sites are available, as well as on-line. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 2 through November 2 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $30 per day - single $38 per day with hook-up $60 per day - double NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays. Credit cards are accepted. Only checks of $50 or more are accepted. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 49 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 40 Total Sites: 89 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 89 No. Grilles on Sites: 89 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 10 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Tight, narrow interior road limits RV size and maneuverability. Some parking aprons are slightly longer but no wider. Most camp sites will not accommodate slide- outs. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 15 No. Threaded: 15 Comments: The hot showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Dogwood Trail (foot) - 0.75 miles Enchanted Loop Nature Trail (foot) - 0.5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fern Basin VISIT DATE: 06/12/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: San Jacinto NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Idyllwild RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Idyllwild, CA, take State Rt. 243 north 4.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.1 miles to another campground sign (Forest Rt. 4S02). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 4S02 and go 0.7 miles to a "Y" intersection and campground sign. Continue straight on Rt. 4S02 for 0.3 miles to still another campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.1 miles into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,400 ft. The campground is is a single loop meandering through a grove of mixed oaks and some of the largest Manzanita "shrubs" the authors have seen. In addition, there are very mature Ponderosa pine, cedar and other conifers scattered throughout the campground. The tables and grilles are a bit of a walk from the parking aprons at some camp sites. This is a quiet campground, but lack of understory reduces privacy to fair. Gas and groceries are available in the nearby community of Pine Cove. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 21 through September 5. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 9 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 22 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 22 No. Grilles on Sites: 22 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 27' Comments: The parking aprons are paved, most of which are the same size. Some camp sites have low overhanging branches. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Green Valley VISIT DATE: 4/7/2004 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Arrowhead NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Running Springs RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Running Springs, CA, take State Rt. 18 east 2.4 to Green Valley Lake sign. Turn left at sign and go 4.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,200 ft. The campground has three sections. One is just past entrance to campground which has open camp sites separated by willow and Manzanita shrubs and has several walk-in tent sites. Drive through this section and along a ridge to another section dotted with large Jeffrey pines and Douglas firs. Oak trees add to this section's canopy and shade and is more RV friendly. The third section is to the right of the campground's information board and offers lots of shade from large Incense cedars, Douglas firs and Jeffrey pines. A serious dip at the beginning of this section makes it the least RV friendly. A few of this section's sites overlook a seasonal creek lined by scrubby willows. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 1 through October 31. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day - single $44 per day - double NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 34 Total Sites: 37 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 37 No. Grilles on Sites: 37 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. Because of severe dip, trailers are not recommended in section to right just before fee booth. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 13 No. Threaded: 6 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hanna Flat VISIT DATE: 06/15/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Big Bear NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Bear Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Big Bear Lake, CA, take State Rt. 18 west 1.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right at the intersection onto State Rt. 38 and go 3.3 miles to Butler Peak sign at intersection of North Shore Dr. and Rim of the World Dr. Turn left at sign onto Rim of the World Dr. (which becomes Forest Rt. 3N14) and go 2.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,200 ft. The campground is composed of three unnamed loops. The larger loop, and more open, is north of entrance. It is comprised of a Manzanita and wild rose understory and pleasant mix of Ponderosa and Jeffrey pines, oak and willow along a seasonal creek. Two smaller loops overlap and are better shaded by dense woods similar to the other loops but includes Douglas fir and more oak trees. Except where Manzanita grows, privacy is minimal between camp sites. This campground attracts families of all sizes and ages. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 12 through October 16. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $26 per day - single $52 per day - double NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 85 Total Sites: 86 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 86 No. Grilles on Sites: 86 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 38' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at Serrano campground (Forest Service) - no fee (with Forest Service campground receipt). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 21 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Grey's Peak Trail #S.W. (foot & Mountain bike) - 3.5 miles Unmarked trail leads to Coxcomb Creek (foot & mountain bike) - 10 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Heart Bar VISIT DATE: 06/17/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: San Gorgonio NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Bear City RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Bear City, CA, at the intersection of Greenspot Rd. and Big Bear Blvd., take Greenspot Rd. (State Rt. 38) south 15 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,900 ft. This pleasant campground is composed of five loops - Santa Ana, Aspen, Group Camp, Grinnell Peak, and Sugarloaf. The Group Camp Loop is not included in this survey because it does not accept individual families. Sugarloaf and Grinnell Peak Loops are smaller while Aspen is the largest. Each loop enjoys a mixture of Ponderosa and Jeffrey pine overstory with a sprinkling of fir, junipers, and oak scattered about. The understory ranges from pine needles only to sagebrush. Privacy between camp sites is fair to good. The campground is located on a ridge which provides some camp sites with a view of surrounding mountains. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 16 through September 28 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day - single $44 per day - double NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 87 Total Sites: 87 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 87 No. Grilles on Sites: 87 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at Barton Flats campground (Forest Service). No fee with proof of paid fee at Barton Flats. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 24 No. Threaded: 24 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Holcomb Valley VISIT DATE: 06/15/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Big Bear NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Bear City RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Big Bear City, CA, at intersection of Greenway Rd. and Big Bear Blvd. (State Rt. 38), take Greenway Rd. 0.5 miles to intersection of Greenway Rd. and North Shore Rd. (State Rt. 18). Turn left onto North Shore Rd. and go 0.5 miles to Van Dusen Cyn Rd sign. Turn right at sign onto Van Dusen Cyn Rd. and go 4 miles to a "T" intersection (FRN16). Turn left onto FRN16, then right into campground. NOTE: Except for the first 0.4 miles, Van Dusen Cyn Rd is a rough, boulder-dotted, single-lane, dirt road. NOT RV friendly. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,500 ft. The campground meanders through a flat covered by mature Ponderosa pine. The interior road is "S" shaped. There are a few clusters of camp sites but most are widely spaced so privacy is fair. Along with mountain biking, rock climbing, 4X4 trails, and solitude, gold panning are popular activity - check with Ranger District Office for specific information. A good day trip is the Gold Fever Auto Tour. The road is accessible directly from campground. Again, check with the Ranger District Office for information. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provide April 15 through December 31 - weather dependent May be inaccessible by automobile during winter; hiking in is okay. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 26' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt, all of which are about the same size. Tight turns, narrow, rough interior road and close-growing trees, make maneuvering an RV difficult. Recommend only pop-up tent campers and slide-in RVs. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Unnamed trail connects campground to Gold Fever Trail near Two Gun Bill's Saloon. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Marion Mountain VISIT DATE: 06/12/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: San Jacinto NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Idyllwild RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Idyllwild, CA, take State Rt. 243 north 4.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.1 miles to another campground sign (Forest Rt. 4S02). Turn left at sign and go 0.7 miles to a "Y" intersection and campground sign. Continue straight for 0.8 miles into campground. NOTE: Last 0.8 miles is single-lane, steep roadway with switchbacks and few turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,600 ft. The campground, comprised of mature cedar and Ponderosa pines, has two unnamed loops. In general, this campground is best suited for tenters and small RVs. The loop to right of campground's entrance is more open, has better views, and sites that will accommodate RVs. The loop to the left is very shady with shorter parking aprons. Most tables and grilles are a short walk away from the parking apron. The ground cover is mostly pine needles and some grass. Privacy between camp sites is fair. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 21 through September 5. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 9 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 27' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and most are same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Check with Ranger District Office for status of potable water. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Marion Mountain Trail #2E14 (foot & horse) - 2.5 miles Provides access to network of trails in the San Jacinto Wilderness. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: North Shore VISIT DATE: 06/18/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Arrowhead NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Running Springs RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Running Springs, CA, take State Rt. 18 west 5 miles to State Rt. 173 sign. Turn right at sign onto Rt. 173 and go 1.5 miles to "Y" intersection. Bear right, staying on Rt. 173, for 2.8 miles to Hospital Rd. sign. Turn right at sign onto Hospital Rd. and go 0.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,300 ft. The campground is a single loop with two dead-end spurs. The camp sites are tucked in among Gambel oaks, Jeffrey pines and some huge Manzanita shrubs. The campground is convenient to Arrowhead Lake community. This is a quiet campground during the week, but becomes a hub of activity on weekends. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 2 through October 5 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day - single $44 per day - double NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 13 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 26 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 26 No. Grilles on Sites: 26 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and paved. An RV waste station is available for a fee at Dogwood campground (Forest Service). Parking aprons are all about the same size. RVrs should not venture onto spurs. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 5 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING North Shore Trail #3W12 (foot and horse) - 1.7 miles connects to Deep Creek Trail FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pineknot VISIT DATE: 06/17/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Big Bear NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Bear Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Bear Lake, CA, at intersection of Big Bear Blvd. and Summit Blvd., take Summit Blvd. south 0.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.1 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,000 ft. The campground is composed of two overlapping loops at the base of Snow Summit Ski Resort Mountain. A dense stand of Jeffrey pine, Douglas fir, and oak provide good shade to most camp sites. Although a tempting campground for RVs, it is really best suited for tent campers and a mecca for beginner and serious mountain bike enthusiasts. Also at the base of Snow Summit is the Team Bear Mountain Bike Center which has mountain bikes for rent and repair facilities. The Center also holds organized competitive races (downhill and cross-country) for amateur and professional mountain bikers. Some chair lifts on the mountain are fitted to carry mountain bikes. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 2 through November 2 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $26 per day NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 47 Total Sites: 47 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 47 No. Grilles on Sites: 47 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12'X38' Comments: The parking aprons are paved and all are about the same size. Besides the apron size, the interior roads are tight and narrow which severely limits RV maneuverability. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at Serrano campground (Forest Service) - no fee (with Forest Service campground receipt). FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 9 No. Threaded: 5 Comments: The threaded spigots are at the bathrooms. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING A network of mountain bike trails are available at the Snow Summit Ski Resort Mountain; see General Comments. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pinyon Flats VISIT DATE: 06/11/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: San Jacinto NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Idyllwild RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Idyllwild, CA, take State Rt. 243 south 2.6 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left onto State Rt. 74 and go 21.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.1 miles to another left and turn into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,400 ft. The campground is a single loop in Pinyon pines, juniper, yucca, cactus and a few Honey mesquite. Although the campground is sparsely shaded, widely spaced camp sites provide good privacy. About 1.9 miles east of campground, on State Rt. 74, is Cahuilla Tewanet vista. At this vista is a self-guided, paved trail about the Cahuilla Indians and the area. Branching off from this trail, is a trail leading into the Santa Rosa Wilderness. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt - some are eroded. The interior road is dirt and rough. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is available for a fee at Lake Helmet State Park, 17.6 miles north on State Rt. 74. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Sawmill Trail (0.4 miles from campground) is comprised of: Cactus Spring Trail #5E01 (foot and horse) Sawmill Trail #5E03 (foot and horse) Provides access to network of trails in Santa Rosa Wilderness. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: San Gorgonio VISIT DATE: 06/14/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: San Gorgonio NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Bear City RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Bear City, CA, at the intersection of Greenspot Rd. and Big Bear Blvd., take Greenspot Rd. (State Rt. 38) south 20.2 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,600 ft. The campground is composed of two loops - Cedar and Shady Oak. Shady Oak is well named because mature Black oaks provide shade to the camp sites. Sites in this loop tend to be close together providing little privacy. On the other hand, camp sites in the Cedar Loop provide a bit more privacy because the sites are a little more widely spaced. Overstory is composed of Black oak, Jeffrey and Ponderosa pines. All the pull-throughs are in Cedar Loop. Firewood is available for a fee. Limited groceries are available at Angelus Oak, CA, west of campground on State Rt. 38. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 16 through September 28 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $26 per day - single $52 per day - double NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 54 Total Sites: 54 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 54 No. Grilles on Sites: 54 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at Barton Flats campground (Forest Service) 0.6 miles west on State Rt. 38. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 14 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Wheelchair friendly toilets available in main bathhouse. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Rio Monte Trail #1E28 (foot) - 2.5 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Serrano VISIT DATE: 06/16/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Big Bear NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Bear Lake RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Bear Lake, CA, at the intersection of Stanfield Cutoff and Big Bear Blvd. (State Rt. 18 - on the east end of Big Bear Lake), take Stanfield Cutoff 0.4 miles to a "T" intersection (State Rt. 38). Turn left onto Rt. 38 and go 1.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.1 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,000 ft. The campground, located within sight of and across the road from Big Bear Lake, is composed of four loops - Summer Wind, Snowberry, Evening Star, and Lake View. The primary vegetation in the campground is Ponderosa and Jeffery pine, and juniper. The ground is sand/dirt with sagebrush on the roadsides. Snowberry Loop has full hookups. Except for some "handicap" camp sites that have a water hookup, the remaining loops have no hookups. A few camp sites in the Lake View Loop do have a marginal view of the lake. Summer Wind Loop has the most variety in topography while Evening Star has the most shade. Privacy ranges from minimal to fair. The Alpine Pedal Path, a paved walkway, just outside the campground, provides for a pleasant morning and evening stroll; mountain bikes are also permitted. The nearby Big Bear Discovery Center has a wealth of information; the weekend interpretive programs are excellent and fun for the whole family. The campground is convenient to the towns of Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City for exploring, shopping and a cook's night out. Across from the campground is the Lighthouse Trailer Resort and Marina with limited groceries and boat rentals. Considered an "all reservation" campground, reservations can be made at the campground's entrance if sites are available, as well as on-line. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open February 28 through November 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $30 per day - no hookups $38 per day - hookups $60 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 112 Total Sites: 112 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 112 No. Grilles on Sites: 112 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 29 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 4 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 55' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 20 No. Threaded: 20 Comments: Individual family style bathrooms are available and the showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Big Bear Lake has 22 miles of shoreline. There is no direct access from the campground. East Launch Boat Ramp is the closest access, 1.2 miles from campground. All water sports are available on the lake. HIKING Alpine Pedal Path (foot & mountain bike) Cougar Crest Trail #1E22 (foot & mountain bike) FISHING - No Comments: As with water sports, fishing is not directly accessible from the campground. But, about 1 mile away, lots of fish are available, including: Rainbow trout, Large and Smallmouth bass, Blue and Channel catfish, Carp, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, and Black crappie.

CAMPGROUND NAME: South Fork VISIT DATE: 06/14/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: San Gorgonio NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Bear City RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Big Bear City, CA, at the intersection of Greenspot Rd. and Big Bear Blvd., take Greenspot Rd. (State Rt. 38) south 17.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,500 ft. The campground is a long loop that follows the Santa Anna River. It has a "tail" section, separated by Santa Anna Creek, for tents only; all are walk-ins. Many of the camp sites have a view of mountains and some overlook the river. A delightful mixture of cedars, pines, and firs provide ample shade and a restful atmosphere. Firewood is available for a fee. Limited groceries are available at Angelus Oak, CA, west of campground on State Rt. 38. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 16 through September 28 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $22 per day NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 9.5' X 32' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. An RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at Barton Flats campground (Forest Service), 0.6 miles west on State Rt. 38. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Santa Anna River Trail #2E053 (foot & horse) - 36 miles Lost Creek Trail #1E09 (foot & horse) - 2 miles provides access to a network of trails in the San Gorgonio Wilderness FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wildhorse Family VISIT DATE: 06/17/2002 UPDATE DATE: 3/24/2014 STATE: California REGION: Pacific Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: San Gorgonio NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Big Bear City RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Big Bear City, CA, at the intersection of Greenspot Rd. and Big Bear Blvd., take Greenspot Rd. (State Rt. 38) south 15 miles to Heart Bar campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,000 ft. The campground is a single loop through a stand of juniper and Ponderosa pines. Although there are no horse facilities at each of the camp sites, there are corrals/stalls provided in the center of the campground. The campground has the feel of wilderness camping but with amenities. Firewood is available for a fee. A horseshoe court is provided next to bathroom. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open May 16 through September 28 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $28 per day - single $56 per day - double NOTE: $2 per day additional on holidays. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 59' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. An RV waste station with potable water, is available for a fee at Barton Flats campground (Forest Service). FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 8 Comments: The shower is wheelchair friendly. Threaded spigots are near corrals. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Unmarked connector trail to Wildhorse Creek Trail #2E02 (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 5.9 miles Santa Ana River Trail #2E03 (foot, horse & mountain bike) - 36 miles FISHING - No




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