Applewhite Campground

Area Status: Open
Image of kiosk at the Applewhite Campground entrance with trees in the background

Located three miles north of the Lytle Creek Ranger Station, the campground provides an easy get-away. Trees surround the campsites and Lytle Creek flows across the street at Applewhite Picnic Area. Please use caution crossing the road.




At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open and available for reservation online.  Closed Tuesday 12pm to Thursday 12pm for maintenance. 
Reservations: Reservations for available sites are available by using the widget above.
Fees: $10.00 for a Single Site, limited to 8 people and 1 vehicle. Two vehicles total allowed; second vehicle is $5.00/night. There is no overflow parking available. The fee is payable at a self-serve station at the entrance to the campground, cash or check only. CHECK-IN TIME IS 2:00 PM. CHECK-OUT TIME IS 12:00 PMthe following day. Your campground use fee allows you to walk into the Applewhite Picnic Area for day use purposes (located across the street, hours vary).
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Quiet hours are 10:00 pm - 6:00 am. Pets allowed on leash only; must clean up after your pet. Dump stations and electric/water hookups are not provided. Do not drain your wastewater onto the ground. All vehicles must park on the pavement within your site, and drive at 5 MPH speed limit (please watch for children). Operation of green or red sticker vehicles are not permitted. Maps of the Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) areas are available at the Lytle Creek Ranger Station for free. Closest OHV areas are about 20 minutes away, near Cajon Pass. Must have current registration and operating spark arrestor. You are required by the California Vehicle Code to have a spark arrester, maintained and in effective working order, whenever you are operating your OHV on any forest-covered land, brush-covered land, or grass-covered land.
Closest Towns: Lytle Creek and Fontana
Water: Drinking
Restroom: Flush
Information Center: The Lytle Creek Ranger Station is three miles south on Lytle Creek Road.
Front Country Ranger District
1209 Lytle Creek Road
Lytle Creek, CA 92358
1-909-382-2851 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

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No. of Sites 44
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