Santa Rosa Yellow Post Sites

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

These remote campsites are currrently unavailable.  Santa Rosa Truck Trail (7S02) is closed at Hwy 74, as winter conditions have made the road impassable in the higher elevations.  The road will be reopened when conditions allow.  Please note that this could be as late as April or May, depending on weather conditions.

14 remote camping sites  scattered across the high ridge of Santa Rosa Mountain offer isolated scenic campsites ideal for tent and car camping or a relaxing picnic far from the crowds.  A fire ring and a picnic table is available at each site, however these sites do NOT contain many amenities found at developed campgrounds. Water is available only at Santa Rosa Spring Yellow Post Site 3 & 4, the only restroom is located near Yellow Post Sites 10 - 14.  Trash containers are not provided, please pack it in - pack it out! All sites are first-come, first-served.

Campfire permits are required for any type of fire use - campfires, charcoal BBQ's, or propane or liquid fuel stoves. Campfires may not be allowed during high fire danger, generally July through December.  Please see "Current Conditions" below.

These Yellow Post Sites are reached via Forest Road 7S02 (Santa Rosa Truck Trail).  7S02 is an unpaved road which may not be suitable for all vehicles.  Please also view the Santa Rosa Truck Trail page, or call the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center at 760-862-9984 (Closed Tues/Wed), or the Idyllwild Ranger Station for more information on road conditions and fire restrictions (909) 382-2921 (closed Wed/Thurs).

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Wood and charcoal are currently allowed; propane or liquid fuel stoves and lanterns are allowed year-around. A California Campfire Permit is required, which can be obtained at the San Jacinto District Office in Idyllwild, the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center in Palm Desert, or online at
Reservations: These 14 campsites sites are First Come - First Served, and may fill up on summer weekends.  
Best Season: Summer Months
Closest Towns: Mountain Center, Palm Desert
Water: Potable water is available at Yellow Post Site 3 & 4 (Santa Rosa Spring)
Restroom: Restrooms are available at Yellow Post Sites 10 - 14
Information Center: Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center  (Palm Desert).  (760) 862-9984 San Jacinto Ranger District Office (Idyllwild). 909-382-2922

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