Dark Canyon Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Located approximately fifty miles southeast of San Bernardino and 8 miles North of Idyllwild. Campground is located in a forested area with a stream nearby; however access to stream is closed. Road and spurs are paved. Parking spurs may not be level.  Campfires are allowed within the facilities provided. Firewood is not sold at the site. All campsites have picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toilets and potable water are nearby. Amenities include dumpster, picnic tables, water faucets and restrooms. Within 10 miles grocery store, laundry, lookout tower, movie theater, overlook ATV/OHV trails, rock climbing, hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, nature center and picnic area. North Fork of the San Jacinto River (next to campground), closed to public access by Forest in order to protect the mountain yellow-legged frog. Encounters with the following are likely: Helicopters, Logging Trucks, Chippers, Chain Saws, and Work Crews.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: closed for the winter season
Reservations: Contact the Idyllwild Ranger Station at 909-382-2921 or 909-382-2922
Fees $12
Restrictions: A site must be reserved for a minimum of 3 nights on major holidays. Some first come, first serve sites are available. The fee allows for a maximum of 8 people per campsite and entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle. Additional fees of $5 per extra vehicle will be collected at the campground. There are no refunds for inclement weather. Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. Water may not be available. For current Fire conditions or weather closures contact the Idyllwild Ranger Station at 909-382-2922 prior to making late fall reservations. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. Fuel Reduction activities are in effect in the area and surrounding areas Monday-Thursday Marion Mountain Campground, Fern Basin Campground, Dark Cyn Campground, Boulder Basin Campground and Black Mountain Group Campground
Water: Drinking

General Information

Directions: From I-10E exit 8th St in Banning, California, turn right onto 8th St, then left on Lincoln St, then right on San Gorgonio Ave/Highway 243. From I-10W exit Hargrove St, turn left onto Hargrove St, then right on Lincoln St. then left on San Gorgonio Ave/Highway 243. Go South on 243 for approximately 20 miles just past the Alandale Fire Station. Go East (left) at Azalea Trails Rd (Stone Creek Campground Road) for 2.5 miles.

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Reservation InfoReservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. http://www.recreation.gov/
No. of Sites17