Manker Campground

Area Status: Open
  • 6,000-foot elevation
  • 21 campsites
  • Piped water and flush toilets
  • RV's to 16'- No Hookups
  • Camping - $12 per night per site, $5 for extra vehicle. Day use - $5 per vehicle. Adventure Pass will be honored for day use. Campsites are first-come-first-served. Adventure Pass required for vehicles parked outside the campground. Treat stream water before using, if available.

What to Expect

Camp high in the clouds at Manker Flats Campground. This campground sits at 6000-feet and offers 21 campsites open year-round. However, piped-water is turned once temperatures reach freezing.  Each site comes with a spacious spot for all your family camping needs and includes a picnic bench, fire ring, and vault toilets. It's located within a short drive to historic Mt. Baldy Schoolhouse and Visitor Center where visitors can discover the land's Native American roots.

Close by, hikers have several options to begin their day's adventure including, Mt. Baldy Bowl trailhead. This trailhead can be combined with another major route, Devil's Backbone, to reach the summit (10,069') to form an impressive 11.3-mile loop hike. For the more casual hiker, a 1.4 mile round trip to the 75-foot San Antonio Falls is available. 

Bears are very active in this area, so it is recommended that all campers use provided bear boxes, personal bear canisters, or seal all food as to eliminate scent. 

At a Glance

Fees: $14/Night for single unit, $5/Night for extra vehicle, $5/vehicle/day
Open Season: Spring
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: UNKNOWN Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Location: From Foothill Blvd. in Claremont, take Mills Ave. until it turns into Mt. Baldy Road. Drive 12 miles north on Mt. Baldy Rd. passed Mt. Baldy Village to the campground. (Note: Foothill can be reached by taking Mountain Ave. north from the 10 freeway). Call (626) 335-1251 for current conditions and additional information.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 21 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable


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