Coldwater Canyon Yellow Post Sites

Area Status: Open
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These three remote camping sites offer isolated scenic locations ideal for tent and car camping or a relaxing picnic far from the crowds. Other than a pit 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. 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. See Current Conditions below or call the Lytle Creek Ranger Station (909-382-2851).

Coldwater Canyon Yellow Post Sites are reached via forest roads 3N06and 3N06A. Please refer to the Yellow-post site map available by clicking on this link or for free at the Lytle Creek Ranger Station. 

High-clearance four-wheel drive vehicles are required for reaching the Coldwater Canyon sites (17 through 19 on the map) on Forest Road 3N06A. 3N06A is the rocky road to the left that begins by crossing the wash about 1.4 miles past the Lytle Creek Firing Line (shooting range). There is no road sign to identify it.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The road has been severely impacted by past storms and is difficult to drive anytime of the year. Additionally, icy conditions make the roads to these sites very difficult to drive in winter months. Visitors should take extreme caution.
Reservations: First Come/First Serve, No Reservations
Fees: Forest Adventure Passes are not required at these locations
Permit Info: Valid California Campfire Permit required for use of fire ring and or gas / propane stoves and lanterns. Subject to current fire 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 OutPack out what you pack in and Leave No Trace!
Information Center:
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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