Recreation

Yellow Post Sites

trees, boulders, picnic table, fire ring, yellow metal post

Yellow Post Sites are a free and unique way to enjoy camping, usually in a backcountry setting found off dirt roads. They are first-come, first serve. Campfires may be restricted, and you should practice Leave No Trace ethics

The only amenity provided is a metal fire ring, marked nearby with yellow-painted metal post. There is no water, no restrooms nearby, no trash containers and typically no picnic tables. Navigating to most of these sites are not always conducive for RVs or trailers. 

Additionally, campfires are not always allowed in the fire ring that we provide, and no matter what kind of stove you use when they are allowed, you must have your California Campfire Permit. Due to the remoteness of these sites, they are often prohibited during times of year of high fire danger. Do your part to "Know before you go" by always checking the Current Fire Restrictions, and the Recreation Status of the site you wish to visit.

After checking our current fire restrictions page and the status of the yellow post site, you can ask additional clarification questions by calling the corresponding district ranger station, or by direct messaging us on Facebook.

Yellow Post Site Locations

Front Country Ranger District:

Mountaintop Ranger District:

San Jacinto Ranger District:





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