Thomas Hunting Grounds Yellow Post Sites

Area Status: Open
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These five remote camping sites offer locations for tent and car camping. There are some mature shade trees near the sites, but other than a metal fire ring for campfires, these sites do NOT contain the amenities found at developed campgrounds. There is no water, no picnic tables, no restrooms nearby, and no trash containers. Please pack it in - pack it out & Leave No Trace! All sites are first-come, first-served.

Campfire permits are required for any type of fire use - campfires, charcoal BBQ's, or stoves. Campfires may not be allowed certain times of the year. Contact the Mill Creek Visitor Center for current fire restriction information and road conditions. 1-909-382-2882 (closed Tues/Wed)

These yellow post sites are reached via forest road 1N12 (unpaved, trailers and large RVs not suitable). Please refer to the yellow-post site map available for free at the Mill Creek Visitor Center.

High-clearance vehicles are recommended and four-wheel drive vehicles may also be required to reach these sites, depending on current road conditions.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Yellow Warning Triangle Symbol Wood or charcoal/barbecues are allowed only WITHIN Forest Service provided metal fire-rings. Gas/Propane appliances are permitted with fuel shut-off valve, stoves, fire-rings, etc. Start by getting a campfire permit. Get your campfire permit
Permit Info: Valid California Campfire Permit required for use of fire ring and or gas / propane stoves and lanterns. - subject to fire use restrictions.
  • 8 persons maximum. 2 vehicles maximum.
  • Avoid parking on grasses and vegetation at all times.
  • Yellow post campsites have a 14 day camping limit.
Pack It In/Pack It Out Pack out what you pack in and Leave No Trace!
Information Center:
Mill Creek Visitor Center
34701 Mill Creek Road
Mentone, CA 92359
1-909-382-2882 Thursday thru Monday. (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

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